Pat Dodson, daughter of Lena Stroud of Essex and the late Edward Stroud, was born on March 20, 1947, at Catron and died in her residence at Essex on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at the age of 55. Mrs. Dodson was the secretary for the Jay Yorke Law Firm in Dexter and a resident of Essex. She was united in marriage to Lonnie R. Dodson on Feb. 22, 1968, at Parma. Mr. Dodson survives of the home in Essex. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Jonithan Lonnie Dodson of Bernie; one daughter, April Dodson of Essex; one brother, Roger Stroud of Dexter; four sisters, Faye Sexton of Bloomfield, Pebel Frederick of Essex, Debra Stroud and Candy Warren, both of Dexter; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home with Rev. David Hardin officiating. Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.