Published on April 2, 2013
Dr. Patricia Vaughan “Trish” Lowery passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
A native of Bertie County, Trish was a graduate of both East Carolina University and the Brody School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Georgetown University and also completed a fellowship in Neonatology at the Brody School of Medicine. She practiced as a general pediatrician for 17 years on both Virginia’s Eastern Shore and in Eastern North Carolina before she specialized in Neonatology.
Trish will be fondly remembered by many for her passion for medicine and love of family. She embraced her work with diligence and was a strong patient advocate. In addition, she was an avid reader, always thirsting for improving her knowledge.
Trish was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Vaughan in 1999.
She is survived by her husband and best friend, Jeff Lowery; daughter, Rachael V. Lowery of Greenville; sons, Matthew Brian Lowery, of Blacksburg, Va. and Joshua Caleb Lowery of Greenville; mother, Marie Vaughan, of Ayden; sister, Sharon V. Warrick of Ayden; brother, Richard T. Vaughan; niece, Elizabeth Vaughn, both of Rose Hill; and committed canine companion, Wookie.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 – 8 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vidant Medical Center Foundation, Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 8489, Greenville, NC 27835.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.