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Celebrating the life of
Mattie Catherine "Pat" Knight Getz
Passed away on March 22, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Graveside Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458

Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Getz family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1:3” also “Psalm 147:3” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

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I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does, and he will give you the strength to endure. May the wonderful memories you have of Pat bring you comfort and the words found at Isaiah 41:13 where God says he is grasping your right hand, the one saying do not be afraid I will help you during this difficult time. Please go to jw.org if you have any questions about what happens to our loved ones we lose in death.

S. Love, , Ga

Debbie and Danny, You know how much I loved Memaw and Bobby loved her as well. Christy Apps has known her all her life and was so sorry she didn't see her more often. We call the men who served in WWII the "Greatest Generation" but the women who served at home were too. What a woman! She will be missed. Love Patti & Bobby

John Entrekin, Savannah, GA

I have so many sweet memories of this beautiful lady. She was my faithful patient for many years, and she was very special to me.

Les Wilkes, Savannah, Ga

What a special woman What a wonderful tribute. So deserved Heaven has a new angel

Ogden, Savannah, GA

Debbie, I’m sorry to hear about your Mom. I still remember when she got so upset with us when we put Melanie on your coffee table and pierced her ears!! I think she was ready to “kill” us both! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya, Karen

Karen Traver, Savannah , Ga

Debbie and Danny We are sad to hear about Pat: she was like a mom to us and a grandmother to Kate and Andy when we lived there. Keeping you in our hearts and remembering all the fun times we had with her. She was an inspiration to all. Much love, Ed and Robin

Pullen, Kingsport, Tn

Debbie,I was so sorry to hear about your mom.She really lived a long life and I hope your cherished memories of her sustain you in the sad days ahead. Carolyn Rmerick

Carolyn Emerick, Savannah, Ga.

Debbie, You and family are in my prayers during this time of loss. May perpetual Light shine on your Mom, and may she rest in eternal Peace. God Bless, Pat

Pat Ehsanipoor, Savannah, Ga

Mattie Catherine “Pat” Knight Getz, 96, entered eternal peace on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at home under the care of her daughter and son-in-law and Savannah Hospice.

She was born in Gordon, Georgia on July 2, 1921.  She moved with her parents and seven siblings to Savannah, Georgia as a young child to a house on 49th.  Street.  She went to Commercial High School and married John Eason. She had a son for him, Ernest Robert Eason.

Pat worked during WWII as a welder at Great Dane Trailers.  She was one of “Rosie the Riveters”.  She welded gas tanks, operated cranes and assisted in the construction of supplies for the men that were sent to fight for our country.  She was one of their best workers and continued this work ethic all of her life.

Pat met her second husband at Great Dane, Sidney Louis Getz.  She had one daughter, Deborah Cornelia Getz.  She worked very hard all of her life supporting both children and giving all her time earning a living, caring for her children, her parents and many of her siblings.  She was never afraid of hard work and did work in many hard-physical jobs. She was an expert house painter, loved to work in her yard, baby-sat for many children, loved her work in the nursing home, and retired from the shipping department of Derst Bakery at the age of 70.  She was not ready but, her job was a safety issue for her age.

He home was always open to anyone that needed help.  She had many relatives live with her during some difficult times in their lives and she never complained or asked for assistance. She was truly a care taker and loved everyone.

Pat spent the next 25 years caring for her older sister, (Connie) and maintaining their home.  After her sister died, she moved into her daughter’s home on the water so she could fish in the last years of her life.  They caught many fish and had many great talks and laughs while waiting on the fish to arrive.

She is predeceased by her parents, Ernest Clyde Knight, Sr. and Mattie Ardelia “Babe” Deloach Knight.  Also, her brothers, Frank Leroy Knight (Mable), Ernest Clyde Knight, Jr. (Marcy), Deloach Knight (Anna), Harold Fredrick (Alice), John (Jug) Carlton (Claire), sisters, Maggie Carolyn Knight Bradley (her twin), Mary Cornelia Knight Dowling, Jr. and two nephews, (Richard Knight) (Brian Knight) and one niece, (Kay Lamb).

Surviving are her daughter, Deborah Getz Hattrich (Daniel), son, Ernest Robert Eason, grandson, Walter Louis Hattrich (Christine), nephews, George Knight (Louise), Fred Knight, Carlton Knight (Jeannie), Carl Ann Farney, Karen Gattmann (Bill), Cindy Meyer (Craig) and a host of nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

Remembrances:  Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.

 

 

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Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Getz family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1:3” also “Psalm 147:3” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does, and he will give you the strength to endure. May the wonderful memories you have of Pat bring you comfort and the words found at Isaiah 41:13 where God says he is grasping your right hand, the one saying do not be afraid I will help you during this difficult time. Please go to jw.org if you have any questions about what happens to our loved ones we lose in death.

S. Love, , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Patti and Bobby — Georgia

Debbie and Danny, You know how much I loved Memaw and Bobby loved her as well. Christy Apps has known her all her life and was so sorry she didn't see her more often. We call the men who served in WWII the "Greatest Generation" but the women who served at home were too. What a woman! She will be missed. Love Patti & Bobby

John Entrekin, Savannah, GA

I have so many sweet memories of this beautiful lady. She was my faithful patient for many years, and she was very special to me.

Les Wilkes, Savannah, Ga

What a special woman What a wonderful tribute. So deserved Heaven has a new angel

Ogden, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by marge dluhos — Georgia

Debbie, I’m sorry to hear about your Mom. I still remember when she got so upset with us when we put Melanie on your coffee table and pierced her ears!! I think she was ready to “kill” us both! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya, Karen

Karen Traver, Savannah , Ga

Debbie and Danny We are sad to hear about Pat: she was like a mom to us and a grandmother to Kate and Andy when we lived there. Keeping you in our hearts and remembering all the fun times we had with her. She was an inspiration to all. Much love, Ed and Robin

Pullen, Kingsport, Tn

Debbie,I was so sorry to hear about your mom.She really lived a long life and I hope your cherished memories of her sustain you in the sad days ahead. Carolyn Rmerick

Carolyn Emerick, Savannah, Ga.

Debbie, You and family are in my prayers during this time of loss. May perpetual Light shine on your Mom, and may she rest in eternal Peace. God Bless, Pat

Pat Ehsanipoor, Savannah, Ga


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