Patricia “Pat” Mayo Lansdell died at the age of 84 on Tuesday February 1, 2022. Pat was born on June 14, 1937 in Atlanta, GA, the third of five sisters. She graduated from Bass High School in 1955 where she excelled in academics, was selected Freshman “Most Fun”, Senior “Best All Around” and was Captain of the Cheerleading Squad. Pat graduated from the University of Georgia in 1958 in three years with a BS in education. While in Georgia, she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, where she served as Rush’s chairman and secretary. She served as Lucy Cobb Dorm President and was a member of UGRA, WAA, and the Women’s Glee Club. After graduating, Pat was included in the Who’s Who of American Young Women.
Pat’s love of children led her to a short but successful career that began at Riverview Elementary in Titusville, FL. While teaching in Titusville, she often shared fond memories of her apartment in a 5-story drive-in screen, Riverview Auto Theater, and of NASA’s Mercury program’s first space launch, Big Joe 1, from Cape Canaveral. She moved back to Atlanta in 1959 to teach at Morningside Elementary and be close to family.
In November 1959, she met the love of her life, Bob Lansdell, while he was on leave from the USAF. Bob and Pat became engaged on June 9, 1960 at Calloway Gardens and were married on August 20, 1960 at Epworth United Methodist Church. Bob was a USAF captain, so they began their married life at Homestead AFB, FL and then spent the next 16 years raising a family and traveling the world. Pat and her family lived in Florida, England, Scotland, Illinois, Japan and eventually returned to Georgia after Bob retired in 1976. Pat had a second career in real estate at Barton and Ludwig, Coldwell Banker and Remax. Pat has been an active member of the Embry Hills United Methodist Church for over 40 years. There she volunteered as president of the UMC Women’s Club, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and was active in the Church Drama Club. She loved to play bridge, play the piano, sing, read and travel. In later years she was a member of the Red Hat Society and remained active in their Kappa Delta Chapter until a few years ago.
Preceding Pat in death are her parents Bob and Jacquenita Mayo, daughter Margie Anderson, sister Marianne Hicks, and nephew Gary Gazaway. She is survived by her 61-year-old husband, Bob Lansdell; her children and spouses, Bob and Joan Lansdell (Dexter, MI), Barbee and Greg Taylor (Sandy Springs, GA), Ashlee and Jack Rood (Marietta, GA); her grandsons Harrison and Amber Anderson (Dunwoody, GA), Alexander Lansdell (Dexter, MI), Jackson Rood, Georgia Rood and Henry Rood (Marietta, GA); her sisters and their spouses, Barbara J. Anderson (Trussville, AL), Susan and Guy Camuso (Lilburn, GA), Kathy and Drew Cummings (Downingtown, PA); a wonderful group of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-grannies and great-nephews; and many loving cousins and friends.
Pat will be greatly missed for so many things, but she will be remembered most for her quick intelligence, beautiful smile, unwavering love, unconditional support and dedicated spirit, which she happily and often shared.
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, February 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Embry Hills United Methodist Church, followed by a church reception. She is buried in a family cemetery in Tucker, Georgia. The family visit will be on Thursday, February 10, 2022 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Floral Hills Funeral Home, Tucker, GA.