With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Patricia (Pottie, Pat) Omata Etienne, 60, who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 24, 2021. Patricia left us after a year of battling Gastric Cancer surrounded by her loved ones in Spring Lake, North Carolina.\n\n Those left to cherish Patricia's memory include her beloved husband, Jeff Etienne; her children, Latesha (Monte) Barrett, Domonique (Tyrus) Davis, Natasha McFarland, Jiordani Etienne, and Cheresa Etienne; her siblings, Jimmy (Linda) Johnson, Toni (Bruce) Wallace, Richard Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Delores (Stewart) Taylor, James Duerson, and Anthony Johnson; nine grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.\n\nPatricia was preceded in death by her parents, Tomeko Omata and James Johnson; and her beloved dog, Happi Joy.\n\nBorn and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she attended Christian County High School and later received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management (2009) with honors and her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching (2016) with honors. Patricia served and retired from Civilian Federal Service, specializing in Human Resources for over 30 years.\n\nPatricia was a loving, joyful, caring, and God-fearing woman. She was thought of as a "Prayer Warrior" by many who knew her and knew how dedicated she was to praying for all those who needed it. Those who knew her always remembered her beautiful lively spirit and smile. Patricia loved her family and friends and was known to love the church, love God, and loved being a servant and counselor for others. Patricia was an active member of Gourd Springs Baptist Church; she was involved in many activities. She was a Christian Counselor for all ages, a Body and Soul Instructor, Assistant Women's Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Church Choir. Patricia enjoyed spending time with family and friends, volunteering many hours within the church and community, working puzzles and traveling. She was recently the Vice President of the Women's Anderson Creek Club. She found a passion for piano, singing karaoke, table tennis, cornhole, softball and cheerleading in high school, which she continued to participate in throughout her adult life and will be remembered for her athletic abilities and competitiveness. Patricia especially enjoyed her date nights every Friday with her husband. Patricia left a legacy behind and will truly be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Patricia admired butterflies because of its grace and beauty. Go fly away now Patricia, you are free.\n\nA service honoring Patricia's life will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 12:30 at Gourd Springs Baptist Church. Burial will immediately follow the service at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Bragg at 3:00 PM. A public visitation will be held on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Adcock Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Lake.