Patricia Van-5-31-2024

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Patricia A. Van

July 10, 1949
~May 20, 2024



VISITATION- Friday 5-31-2024
New Light Baptist Community Church
233 Center St.
Keyport, NJ 07735
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 6-1-2024
New Light Baptist Community Church
233 Center St.
Keyport, NJ 07735
10:00 AM
Viewing prior to service 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Shoreland Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Rt. 35
Hazlet, NJ 07730

Patricia Ann Van was born on July 10, 1949, in Long Branch, NJ to the late Harvey Sr. and Mary Jane Van. She was the second of four children from this union. 

Patricia attended Matawan-Regional school district and remained a homemaker for the remainder of her life.

Patricia was raised in a Christian based home, where she accepted the Lord at an early age. She joined her home church, New Light Baptist in Cliffwood Beach, NJ where Reverend Jones was the founding pastor. She was a faithful servant of God and devoted member for over 50 years while serving on several boards including the Usher Board until she passed. 

Throughout her life, Patricia was a social butterfly and was known for her remarkable sense of humor, bringing joy and laughter to everyone she encountered. Her kindness touched the hearts of many, as she always extended a helping hand, a prayer, and a testimony to highlight how “God is able to do all things no matter what you’re going through.” She maintained an unwavering positive outlook on life, even in challenging times, and her faith in God guided her every step. 

Patricia is predeceased by her parents Harvey Sr. and Mary Jane Van, her brothers Harvey Jr and Michael Van.

She is survived by her sister Michelle Stephens (Thomas) of Cliffwood, NJ; daughters Yvette Van of Ewing, NJ and Tiela Gibbs (Nicholas) of Somerset, NJ; son James Van of Hazlet, NJ; one grandchild Shareeha Van of Sayreville, NJ; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and her church family. 


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3 thoughts on “Patricia Van-5-31-2024

  1. Larry and Carol Peterson says:

    Dear Pat. You will surly be missed by the Petersons! We will miss your frequent phone calls and your words of encouragement. Rest with the Lord.

  2. Jené says:

    Ms. Pat was a beautiful person inside and out with a comforting spirit. She was funny, and silly but at the same time, she had this amazing ability to make you feel welcomed while in her presence. I have many fond memories of Ms. Pat, for one, growling up she could never remember my name so instead she gave me a whole title, “The Dean girl!” LOL! I remember thinking, this woman is hilarious, and that is what I will cherish most, her sense of humor. Ms. Pat was truly a blessing and I am forever grateful to embark on such a wonderful human being. She will be greatly missed. RIP ❤️

  3. T-Wright says:

    Ms. Van will be missed! May Good bless and Keep her family. 🌹

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