Patricia Satterfield was born into a large local family that goes back many
generations in Middlesex County, Virginia. Pat’s family and her extended family had a strong appreciation for church, family and education. The high standards and firm discipline that she was exposed to through her church and family encouraged Pat to pursue her many natural gifts both artistic and intellectual.
Challenges were viewed as opportunities and the successful examples that other family members achieved gave her the sense that she could reach her own goals.
Pat’s oral history is a wonderful story of attaining high achievement with great humility. We invite you to listen to her story.