Spanish Fort resident Patricia “Pat” Enfinger, born September 20, 1931 in Pensacola, Florida, has passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on April 28, 2023.
A resident of Spanish Fort since 1966, Pat touched many lives as a longtime 6th grade teacher at Spanish Fort Elementary School. A proud member of Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, DAR, Delta Kappa Gamma (the honorary teacher society), she stated in her college yearbook that her purpose in life was to “keep people informed,” and she truly tried! Pat continued to maintain an active social circle throughout her life, both in Spanish Fort and at her mountain home in Cashiers, North Carolina. As well as her friends and family, she loved flowers, and maintained a beautiful garden of native plants. Her stories as family historian, her green thumb, and her fudge will be missed.
Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Jay Enfinger; parents, R.E. and Claudia Bonifay; and siblings, William Bonifay, Eloise Miller, and Betty Jean Barnes. She is survived by her three daughters, Kim Havas, Deda Babb, and Missy (David) Smith; as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She asked that her passing be met not with sadness but rejoicing; the Lord has finished her mansion and called her home, and she is no doubt informing everyone who preceded her about all the latest goings-on.
A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023 at Spanish Fort Methodist Church, 6690 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL, from 3PM – 5PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of the giver’s choice.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
My complete and heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Pat. She was an inspiring lady, loving Mom, faithful wife, a great aunt, loyal friend, amazing teacher, wonderful neighbor and a child of God.
Patricia Ina (Earle), you were loved, admired and enjoyed in this life. Now enjoy your heavenly reward. You fought the good and finished the race. You done Good. Rest in Peace.❤️
From the first time I met Mrs Pat I felt like part of her family. She made me feel welcomed and at home. I loved running into her at the different stores in Daphne- we blocked aisles as we would converse like we had just seen each other a few days ago. She was a precious spirit and I am blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing and loving her. Prayers for the family- cling to your beautiful memories and to each other
I remember the time Danny and I were traveling through North Carolina and wanted to visit Kim. Mrs. Pat welcomed us into her home and we had a special time together. I’m so glad we recently got to visit in your home in Spanish Fort and shared memories of Kim and I growing up. Prayers for the family. Now enjoy your heavenly home.
I remember Pat fondly. She was always such a nice lady. My sincere condolences to the family.
Pat was a devoted member of DKG (Teachers Honor Society ). She enjoyed riding to and attending meetings with her DKG sisters Sabra Atkins, Rochelle Robinson, and Barbara Echols. We will truly miss her! She was loved.
On behalf of the Yokels, a salute to you Mrs. Enfinger, and all you did at Spanish Fort Elementary School. Condolences to the family and I hope you all share many happy memories.