Vivian Patricia Dockens

By April 2, 2013 Obituaries

Vivian Patricia Dockens (Pat)

Wife of Edward D Dockens, passed away, Sunday March 31, 2013 at home surrounded by her family, after a long, brave battle with diabetes and renal disease.  Pat was borne October 6th, 1944, in Brewton Alabama to the late James D. Barnes Sr. and Lillie McDaniel Barnes Cochran.  Growing up in Pensacola Florida, she was a graduate of Pensacola Technical High School where she earned a certification in cosmetology.  A lady of many talents, Pat moved, with her husband, to Charleston South Carolina in 1965.  She became a homemaker and mother. She delivered papers for the Post and Courier for many years.  Pat also attended Trident Technical College to become a florist and wedding planner and opened Flowers by Pat Dockens in Downtown Summerville.  After retirement, in addition to enjoying her family, her pets, and traveling, Pat also operated an internet radio station, Dixc Internet Radio (, which broadcast around the world every Saturday night.  She was known as Southerneyes_SC.  She was also a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

She will be deeply missed by Husband Edward D. Dockens of Summerville, Daughter Patti Dockens (David Wright) of Moncks Corner, Brother James D. Barnes Jr. (Sarah) of Eutawville,  many nieces, nephews, her little dog Pretty Gurl, and numerous friends from around the world.  She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, and loyal friend. She was preceded in death by her parents and Stepfather William H. Cochran.

A sunset memorial service will be held at the Folly Beach Pier on Monday, April 8th, at 7:00pm.

Pat has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Doc Willis SPCA, P.O. Box 565 Goose Creek SC 29445 or to a charity of your choice. Memorial messages, condolences, as well as memorable recollections of Mrs. Dockens may be shared with the family in the online guestbook at:

Special thanks to Davita and to Southern Care Hospice for the love, care and support given to Pat and her family.   Thanks also to Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services for their assistance in making these arrangements.


  • Fonda Goodwin says:

    Dwayne and Patti, My heart goes out to you and your Family. Pat was such a Beautiful and Special Lady. She brightened any room that she walked in with her sparkling big blue eyes and that big sun shine of a smile. Pat was so talented and she loved working with Flowers at her shop. I so enjoyed working with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Ken and Fonda

    • Pat was a wonderful Lady in every sense of the word. Although I never met her I knew her from her DIXC Radio in which I was a part of, She will be truly missed by one and all, but never forgotten, God bless the family and be with them. and Rest in Peace Pat.


  • Allen & Lilo Johansen says:

    My heart goes out to you and your Family Patti, We have known Pat for many years ad have been the best of friends. She will be missed by me and Lilo, as Lilo and her were the best of friends. We will always love her and miss her deeply. But one day we will be together again. Allen and Lilo

  • Marlena & Ron Lawson says:

    Pat was a very nice lady. We both were admins in Dixc on paltalk. She will be dearly missed. We know you are in Heaven Pat Singing with the lords finest. Ron and Marlena

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  • Jerry & debbie Lanphier says:

    pat you will be missed, the lord has called you home, so theres another angel in heaven now, all your pain has be lifted and gone no more suffering, god bless ya family for there loss, we will all mss you, dixc radio gold team knows your watching down on us all, gbu pat, my red headed daughter is a angel in heaven now singing and dancing. loves you pat
    jerr & Debbie

  • BJ Werner says:

    Rest in peace Ms. Pat, for your journey was one with many trials! I will miss you and I will treasure our friendship always! May the peace that passes all understanding be with your family and loved ones!

  • sherrie howard says:

    god bless you pat…….such a awesome lady kind and caring to everyone she came across.
    i haven’t know her but only a few years ….a great hostess on paltalk radio station,,,

    bless all her family…..and know she is in a better place with god..RIP pat
    hugs sherrie(owner od utahs country, Bluegrass gospel n oldies)paltaalk

  • Robert A. Sanders says:

    I have been talking to Pat just about as long as I have had a computer. Paltalk was one of the 1st programs I ever got on, and Pat was one of the first persons I ever talked to. I used to sing on her online network, Called, DIXC Internet Radio every Saturday nite from 6 PM est until 12:00 midnite along with alot of other folks. We would sing to the troops and allies who were engaged in battles around the globe to let them know that not only their loved ones and relatives were not the only ones who cared about the job they were doing, and to show them some appreciation.

    Pat was one of the finer persons I ever had the pleasure of meeting. The way she handled herself with that microphone was nothing less than exceptional, and she had lots of friends I am sure from all over the world.
    Her voice was awesomeeeeee and she always, before she took ill, and even after that plagued her, managed to do some of her beautiful singing with us. I am going to miss her, and will Never again click on the DIXC Internet logo.

    Rest in Eternal Peace Pat. You above all people have earned that right. God Bless You and yours, and Thank-You for what you have done for so many people

  • Karen Land says:

    Pat was my friend for many daughter and i were admin for her for a long while.she was a great lady.
    We will miss you pat another angel has been takin home
    good bye my friend till we meet again

    karen land (foxy she wolf)

  • angel dove_2 says:

    Pat, was a beautiful lady, loved her so much

  • Wendy Wark says:

    I did not know Pat personally but knew her from her room on Paltalk. She was a very nice person and will be sadly missed by many. God has taken you home, may you RIP. My condolences to her family.

  • David & Mary Beausoleil (Beautiful Suns) says:

    Pat was a dear friend who will be terribly missed. She gave us the chance to become one of her “GOLD TEAM” members in DIXC INTERNET RADIO for which we are eternally grateful. She is now resting in peace at the side of our Lord. We will miss you, Miss Pat.

  • David & Mary Beausoleil (Beautiful Suns) says:

    “Fly with angels” Pat is the reason why we are members of her “Gold Team. Her love and concern for service men & women was second to none. She will be sorely missed by all whos hearts she has touched. God Bless, Miss Pat, till we meet again in heaven.

  • Elizabeth Johnson (Witchette) says:

    Miss Pat you left your “Gold Team” here on earth to join God’s ” Gold Team in Heaven”. Girlfriend Sing Long, Proud and Loud, as we shall be listening for you every Saturday as we feel your presence with us each week, as we carry on the dream that you so much wanted for “Dixc Internet Radio Studio to reach as many of our Armed Forces and Allies as possible. God Bless you my friend, and may you find peace in your new home. God Bless your family and friends. Love you Miss Pat

  • Neil Vander Linden says:

    Pat was my next door neighbor for many years. I considered her and “Doc” as some of my closest friends. She was a pleasant and sharing person who was everyone’s friend and she will be missed dearly.The Li’l General is now with the army of angels. God rest her soul and God help Patti and Doc deal with their new reality. I will keep you in my prayers.