PATRICIA ANN BARTLETT WHITAKER entered Christ's eternal Kingdom on Wednesday, December 10, 2003. She was born in Houston, Texas on January 7, 1952, as the oldest child of William Wilson (Bill) Bartlett, Sr. and Marie Tillman Bartlett. Tricia graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education, and was an alumna of Delta Gamma sorority. She was a retired elementary school teacher in both the Fort Bend and Alief School District's, primarily at Lakeview Elementary School. Tricia was a godly, sweet, compassionate Christian woman whose interests were many. One of her greatest delights was children. She loved being a kindergarten teacher who was able to teach and play with the children on their level. At school, church, and home, Tricia touched the life of each child she met. She loved the outdoors, including water skiing and snow skiing. Her newest passion was horseback riding; here, as in other areas, Tricia made new and lasting friendships. Tricia was a member of the River Pointe Community Church and loved her Bible study and women's fellowship groups. Tricia was preceded in death by her loving father, Bill, who welcomed Tricia and her son Kevin to Heaven Wednesday night. Her loving survivors include her husband, Kent Whitaker; her son, Bart; her mother, Marie Bartlett; her brother, Bo Bartlett and wife, Kit; her niece, Katie Bartlett; and nephew, Will Bartlett, her other nephews, Heath and Stephen Whitaker; and niece, Torie Whitaker; and many uncles and aunts; cousins; in-laws and friends too numerous to mention here. All were family to Tricia. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 15, 2003, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Settegast-Kopf Company Funeral Directors at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 10:00 AM at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13303 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. Interment will follow in the Memorial Oaks Cemetery. To honor and remember with thankfulness the lives of Tricia and Kevin Whitaker, memorial gifts may be given to the Building Fund for River Pointe Community Church, 435 Sartartia Road, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or to the Memorial Fund for Tricia and Kevin Whitaker at any branch of Southern National Bank. Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.