Faye Patterson Overton Webb
  • Alzheimers Association
    213 McLaws Circle, Suite 2B
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Agnes Scott College
    Office of Development
    141 E. College Ave.
    Decatur, GA 30030

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“To Henry, Joe and Pat's family The obituary in the SHELBY STAR was beautiful. It brought so many memories of our growing up together. Our Mothers...Read More »
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“So very sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers. ”
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“We remember Pat from the eye clinic & serving her at the bank. She was a sweet and classy lady. Sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: James & Alvilla Stewart

“Thinking of you and your family. Our love and sympathy. ”
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“So sorry to hear of your loss. It seems like just yesterday we were going to swim meets and hanging around the pool. Blessings to you all at...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Akers Sargent - VA

“Dear Bob,Susan,Mark,David and Dr. Webb, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Mrs Webb. I remember her very well as a wonderful...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Bernardino - charlottesville, VA

“I truly adored Aunt Patty Faye! Love to all of the Webbs. Know that she will always be remembered. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Barnes Harris - Cary, NC

“PERSONALLY WE REMEMBER THE WEBB FAMILY THROUGH SWIMMING. EACH MEMBER OF THE WEBB FAMILY WE KNEW WERE VERY NICE AND THAT IS USUALLY A REFLECTION ON...Read More »
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Mrs. Faye Patterson Overton Webb, 83, of Williamsburg, Virginia and formerly of Petersburg, Virginia, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Williamsburg Landing after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Basye Webb, Jr. M.D. and her four children, Robert Basye Webb, III, of Fairfax, VA, and his wife, Nancy; Susan Patterson Webb Dreyfus, of New York, NY and her husband, Jean Francois; David Fields Webb, of Washington, D.C. and his wife, Martha; and Mark Overton Webb, of Richmond, VA and his wife, Jill. She is survived by nine grandchildren. She also leaves her two brothers, Dolphin Henry Overton, Jr. M.D. of Rocky Mount, NC and Joseph Louis Overton of Atlanta, GA.

She was born October 1, 1929, in Waynesville, NC to Dolphin Henry Overton and Faye Lutz Overton and was raised in Shelby, NC. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1946 as the class valedictorian. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where she was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. In 1949, she was selected to represent the World Council of Churches in Stuttgart, Germany in their post World War II recovery rehabilitation program. Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a Spanish and Portuguese translator for the Department of the Air Force and then as a cryptoanalyst for the U.S. Army Security Agency. While working in Washington, she was introduced by her brother, Henry, to her husband, while the two were interning at Walter Reed Medical Center.

She devoted her life to her children, her husband and her faith. She had a brilliant mind, a wonderful wit and a warm North Carolina charm that she carried with grace throughout her life. She had a lifelong love of language and literature, with a particular fondness for Edith Wharton, Emily Dickinson and political biographies. Her love of learning permeated her life, as she constantly challenged herself and those around her to continue to grow both in knowledge and compassion.

She was an active member and past-president of the Petersburg Women's Medical Auxiliary and was a past officer of the Women's Auxiliary to the Medical Society of Virginia. She was also a member of the Petersburg Women's Club, the Petersburg Study Club, the Petersburg Garden Club and the Country Club of Petersburg. She was an active member and volunteer at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, for the Tri-City Literacy Council and for the Virginia Association of Competitive Swimming. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Petersburg Home for Ladies.

Pat touched every heart she encountered with her overwhelming love of life and others. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive visitors at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Thursday, November 29, from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the auditorium at Williamsburg Landing on Friday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. following a private interment.

The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to Agnes Scott College or to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.