Patricia Paxton Brockenborough

Patricia Paxton Brockenborough, 91, of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mrs. Brockenborough was born on June 15, 1929 in Paducah to the late Edwin John Paxton and Florence Anna Brown Paxton. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. She was a retired staff writer for The Paducah Sun and Posh Magazine. Mrs. Brockenborough was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Mrs. Brockenborough is survived by her two sons, William Edwin Brockenborough of San Francisco, California and Bruce Paxton Brockenborough of Paducah; five grandchildren, Rebecca Joan Brockenborough of Kansas City, Missouri, James Patrick Brockenborough of Columbia, Missouri, Lucas Blaine Brockenborough and Julian Boyd Brockenborough both of San Francisco, California, Adane Frih Brockenborough of Paris, France; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. ‘Jim’ Brockenborough; a son, James Patrick Brockenborough; a sister, Louise Gallagher; three brothers, Edwin J. Paxton Jr., Fred Paxton and Frank R. Paxton.

A private family memorial service will be held at the Works of Mercy Chapel at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Rev. Brad Whistle officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, Brockenborough Scholarship Fund, C/O Paducah Junior College, P.O. Box 7380 Paducah, KY 42002-7380

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