Patricia West Lessig ‘Pat’
Patricia West Lessig “Pat” passed away peacefully at her home on May 14, 2019, in Hilton Head, S.C., at the age of 88.
Pat is survived by her husband, Lester “Jack” Lessig Jr., and her children, Kitty Lyman, of Atlanta, Robert C. Lessig, of Asheville, N.C., Lawrence Lessig (Bettina), of Brookline, Mass., and Leslie Walker (Brannan), of Bluffton, S.C. She is survived by six grandchildren, Thomas Lyman (Lindsay), Jonathan Lyman, Hope Lessig, Willem Neuefeind Lessig, Teo Neuefeind Lessig, and Samantha Tess Neuefeind Lessig; two great-grandchildren, James Lawrence and Cleo Frances Lyman; and a loving former daughter-in-law, Pam Gallagher Lessig.
Patricia was born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to William West and Kitty Blevins. She attended the Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. In 1960, she married Jack in Newport News, Va. After living briefly in Rapid City, S.D., Minot, N.D., Quincy, Ill., and Pittsburgh, she raised her family in Williamsport, where she was an active volunteer in many organizations including Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes and the Red Cross. For a time, she worked as a real estate agent at Peggy L’Heureux Real Estate, now Fish Real Estate, in Williamsport.
In 1988, Pat and Jack moved to Rose Hill Plantation, in Bluffton, S.C., where they lived for 30 years as they helped build the Rose Hill community. Pat helped found the RoseBuds, the Ladies 9 Hole Golf Association and Ladies Bridge. In 2017, Pat and Jack moved to Bayshore on Hilton Head Island where she started the Bridge Group at Bayshore.
A memorial is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., at Sauls Funeral Home, in Bluffton, S.C., with a reception to follow at Rose Hill Plantation. Charlie Tyler will officiate, and all are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association. The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Bayshore on Hilton Head for their care and love in Pat’s final weeks, and especially Hospice of the Low Country.