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Patricia "Patty" Hayward Sullivan

Patricia "Patty" Hayward Sullivan
  • April 21, 1947 - July 10, 2019
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials May be made to:
  • Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter
    2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130
    Charleston, SC 29407
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • The Brain Trauma Foundation
    228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

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“Bill, I am so sorry to hear that Patty passed away. I lost track of her over the years but she had a special place in my heart. She took me on as a...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: MANSLE RAINES - Charleston, SC

“Thank you for making the world a better place, Mom. I miss you so much. I love you, Tammy ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy Simpo - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady and I know you will miss her but God has her now and she is smiling a big smile. I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Boudolf - charleston, SC

“I am sorry that I did not get to know Patty, but can attest that her presence is felt throughout Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Her commitment to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Lorraine Lutton - Charleston, SC

“Bill and family,Deepest sympathy to you. I have fond memories of Patty and Bill bringing us chocolate chip cookies on more than one occasion when we...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Easterling - SC

“To Cindy and all her family,I am praying for you and wish each of you hope in your sorrow and loving memories to be with you always. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Cook - Mount Pleasant, SC

“To love is to love.Patty a person with a smile always. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bernice Beckett - Mt.Pleasant, SC

My Wedding 09-28-2013 “Love at its most beautiful. These are the memories of Aunt Patty and Uncle Bill I remember most fondly. <3 ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Michelle Sullivan Moyer - SC

My Wedding 09-28-2013 “What an amazing family we have. I cherish how supportive we are for one another no matter what. Family first <3 ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Michelle Sullivan Moyer - SC

“Having worked with Patty for a number of years at Roper -- I can tell you that there is not a more thoughtful, respectful, and generous soul that I...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: David McNair - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Patty and Bill were the best friends to my Dad and we will never forget that. Patty and Rufus use to sit with Dad and Abby on the bench together. All...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“What a Lovely person she was.I feel blessed to have had a friend like Patty.She touched many lives.God Bless Her. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: pat cooney - mt. pleasant, SC

“Tammy and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Patty. She was a bright light at Roper, always having a smile on her face. I know the...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn Fisher - SC - Coworker

“Dear Sullivan family,May your sadness and sorrow float away on butterfly wings, and your hearts be full of wonderful memories of Patty.Thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn McKenzie Raymond - KY

“I am so sorry to hear of Patty Smith's passing. I pray that all who love her will find peace in the coming weeks and months. God bless her family...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

Patricia Hayward Sullivan Mt. Pleasant, S.C., went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved family, her husband of nearly 40 years, William (Bill) W. Sullivan; daughters, Tammy Gleaton Simpo and Cindy Gleaton Hubbard; mother, Helen Hilton Hayward; brother, Victor (Becky) Hayward; cousins, Lucy Daniel, Todd LeRoy; son-in-law, Robert Simpo; and the lights of her world, Dylan Thorp, Laurel Thorp, Rey Simpo, Heather Stanley, Megan Stone, Scott Hubbard, her nieces and nephews, and her grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Patty was born in Charleston, SC at Roper Hospital, and enjoyed growing up in a home on East Bay Street. She was known as Patty, Mom, Gammy and Aunt Patty, and there was no better wife, mom, grandmother, sister and friend. Her kindness, compassion and love for life will be missed by all. She graduated from Moultrie High School, is an honor graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and received the distinguished alumnus award in 1991. She was active in her churches her entire life and she enjoyed dancing, cooking, swimming, golf, exercise, gardening, and reading.

Patty dedicated her life to serving others in many ways including the start of her career in healthcare as a Respiratory Therapist & Cardiopulmonary Coordinator and in her roles as the Director of Marketing and Community Services, Corporate Project Manager and the Director of Roper Organizational Excellence. She designed and implemented community outreach programs, performance excellence and continuous quality improvement developed the award-winning branding strategy, "For Generations, The Hands of Experience", for Roper St. Francis Healthcare system, and assisted several organizations in achieving excellence in leadership and customer service. She improved patient care through strategies including education, measurement tracking systems, teamwork, and most important to her through empowering people. Though she retired years ago, her legacy is seen throughout the hospital including inside the elevators and outside the cafeteria through the accomplishments of the system and teams that thrive today.

She received annual appointments to the NIST Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, was a SC Governor's Quality Award Judge, Certified Quality Trainer and Manager. Her research appeared in Industrial Engineering publications and she was a national speaker and trainer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Victor Hayward, Sr., aunt and uncle, Violet and Donald Coppage, and her beloved nephew Kevin LeRoy.

The family of Patty Sullivan wishes to invite her relatives and friends to attend her Celebration of Life service at Palmetto Presbyterian Church, 1720 Carolina Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 am. Inurnment will be private. The family will receive friends in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC, 29407 or the Brain Trauma Foundation, 228 Hamilton Ave, 3rd Floor Palo Alto, CA 94301.