Patricia Elizabeth Dunn McNutt

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Patricia Elizabeth Dunn McNutt

Patricia Elizabeth Dunn McNutt was born on May 29, 1935 in Norwalk Connecticut to Donald and Lucille (Hendricks) Dunn. She departed quietly in Palm Coast, Florida on December 31, 2022 at the age of 87.

Patricia earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Howard University. Years later, as a wife and mother, Patricia (Pat) took graduate courses at Danbury State College and General Education classes at the University of Maryland. Pat taught elementary school in Prince George’s County Maryland for twenty-six years; her students loved her. After retiring, she moved to Palm Coast, Florida with her husband James R. McNutt, Jr., who went home to the Lord in 2013. In 2016, Pat began private art lessons with award winning artist Beatrice Walter. A passion for drawing emerged and continued the rest of her life. Pat marveled every day because God had fulfilled her lifelong desire to draw. Her favorites were portraits, animals, and trees. By 2021, Pat had made hundreds of greeting cards with her drawings, Bible verses, or her poetry. Anyone who received a card “by Pat” was delighted!

Patricia deeply loved Jesus Christ, her Lord. She read and studied the Bible fervently and prayed for her family daily. Members of Palm Coast United Methodist Church will recall Pat’s joyful spirit, a willingness to serve, her generosity, and her profound faith. Pat trusted and rejoiced in the Lord! Patricia is survived by her adoring children Pamela Leslie Hampton Idriss, Donald Thomas Hampton, and Diane Patricia Hampton (their father, Walter Rivers Hampton, passed in 2001); her son-in-law Samir Farouk Idriss and her daughter-in-law Angela Clyburn Hampton; her dear twin grandchildren Kendall Thomas Hampton and Karley Elizabeth Hampton born to Donald and Angela; her stepson Kevin McNutt, his wife Desiree, and their children Monica McNutt and Melanie McNutt. Stepdaughter Kim McNutt passed suddenly in January 2023. Other survivors are close cousins David, Robin, Rory, Sandy, Karen, and Lynn; extended “family” and caregivers, Ida Harris and Lewis C. Johnson; numerous brothers and sisters in the Lord, and cherished neighbors and friends from Prince George’s County, Palm Coast, and throughout the East Coast.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 19, at 10 AM, Palm Coast United Methodist Church, Palm Coast, Florida. Colorful attire is welcome. To livestream, choose “WATCH” at Memorial donations can be sent to Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725 or at

Friday, May 19, 10AM
Palm Coast United Methodist Church
Palm Coast, Florida


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