Patricia "Tricia" M. Edrington

East Tawas, Michigan
December 22, 1989 - April 30, 2019

Service Location

Oscoda Pentecostal Lighthouse Church


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Oscoda Pentecostal Lighthouse Church with Reverend Goss officiating.

Obituary Notice

Patricia “Tricia” Marie Edrington, of East Tawas, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home, age 29 years. Tricia was born on December 22, 1989 in Maryville, Illinois to Gary and Michelle (Szakacsi) Edrington. She spent her childhood years growing up in the town of Collinsville, Illinois, and then later became a resident of Hale. Tricia graduated with the class of 2009 from Hale High School, and soon after moved to East Tawas. Tricia lived her life displaying an outpouring of love and unselfishness in ways beyond understanding! One of her gifts was to put the priorities of others before herself, and to always be sure her family and friends were first. Tricia gave countless hours doing what she dearly loved to do, volunteer to help people and animals! She could often be found helping at the Medilodge of Tawas (formerly Tendercare), or the Iosco Animal Shelter, or organizing supplies at the schools for the children with the Back Pack for Kids program. Tricia was nominated as a Chairman with R.O.A.R (Reaching Out Advocating for Rights) after delivering a dynamic presentation to a group of her peers! Tricia enjoyed helping her family and friends cook and learning new recipes. Playing puzzle games was one of Tricia’s favorite activities too. One of her best friends was her little puppy dog, Snickers. Practically everywhere Tricia would go, her little companion went alone too! Tricia was also a movie enthusiast, especially any movie or cartoon that had a dog as a role star in it. Another cool fact about Tricia, for as much happiness and joy that she would spread, she had a thrill side to her and often times would sit back and watch scary movies too! More than anything else, Tricia was truly one of the most kindest, thoughtful, sincere people in the world. She taught her family and friends to love unconditionally. The hugs Tricia would give were the absolute best!! Tricia will be deeply missed by all of her family and dear friends who loved her the way she loved them. Surviving are her mother, Michelle Edrington (fiance Mark Cliff) of East Tawas; her father Gary Edrington of Granite City, Illinois; 1 brother, Christopher Edrington of St. Louis, Missouri; 1 sister, Danielle Edrington of Muskegon; 3 half siblings, Amber and Amanda Edrington, and Gary Devin; her maternal grandparents, John Szakacsi of Fairmont City, Illinois, and Linda Childers of Belleville, Illinois; her paternal grandmother, Marie Knight-Edrington; her church family at the Oscoda Pentecostal Church; and a tremendous amount of close friends. Tricia is preceded in death by a brother, Mark Edrington, and her paternal grandfather, Milton Edrington. Cremation will take place and her family and friends will celebrate her life through a memorial service at the Oscoda Pentecostal Lighthouse Church on Saturday, May 18, 2019. An online guest registry is available to leave messages of support to her family at


An absolutely beautiful soul and kind spirit. Tricia will be missed dearly by those who were blessed to know her. She was a friend to everyone she met. Michelle and Danielle, my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with you.
— Krista Loeffler
What a beautiful tribute to a sweet girl. Sending comfort and prayers to her family during this tough time.
— Kamiliah Pendleton, Ohio
We love you and are thinking about you.❤️
— Tammy Cooper
An absolute joy to be around, I love you guys and I am thinking dearly about you. Prayers
— Gaby Sobczak
Such a beautiful tribute about Tricia. She sure had the best mom anyone could ask for! God bless you & your family, Michelle! Sending love & prayers to you all!
— Sondra & Rich Bickel
MICHELLE and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Here at the Church, we have had a loss also. We only knew Tricia for about 9 months, but we are so thankful we were able to knnow her.
She was a very sweet and loving young lady. She loved God, loved learning more about the Bible and about who Jesus really was. She gave wonderful hugs. She loved to give gifts to people. She would get so excited if she had something to give or something to share with someone. It seemed that she was taken so quickly and unexpectedly but we know that God had decided that it was her time. We will truly miss her. It was very strange not having her at Church with us last Sunday, but we will always remember her and her smiles and hugs.
— Pastor Goss and Anna
It was our honor and privilege to know Tricia who was faithful and dedicated to the services at Pentecostal Lighthouse. Our bookshelf has an angel on it, given to us by Tricia, symbolic of how she appeared to us.
— Dale and Abby
I met Trisha at IRESA. She always had a smile on her face. I looked,foward to seeing her there or at the street dance or out and about.Trisha had a way to lift you up and make you feel loved. She will be,greatly missed.Sending prays of comfort to you all. (Miss Vicki.)
— Charlie & Vicki,Stonehouse
Trish was our backpack "Sunshine" gal. She made sure she delivered the backpacks to the Sunshine hallway as that was her favorite. We loved working with her and her enthusiasm was contagious. Blessings Trish. Hugs, from all your backpack delivery friends.
— Sally Nagy
I am very sorry to hear about Tricia’s passing. I knew her from IRESA and Special Olympics. I always liked her.
— Jim Cummins
Trish was an amazing young woman. She had so many hopes and dreams that she worked very hard every day towards. She was a leader in the community and role model for so many! It was my pleasure to know her and she touched my life in so many ways. I know she is in heaven driving around in a cute VW bug! Her influence and presence will be missed in our community.
— Cathy Wusterbarth
Fly high best friend we all miss u I miss my best friend the most so whole church misses u why couldn't God of taking me instead of you love Sister Tiffany
— Tiffany
Special Olympics Area 31 was privileged to have Tricia as one of our athletes. We will all miss her and treasure memories of her bicycling with us with Snickers in her basket, playing basketball -- she was a good shooter -- and going to State Summer Games in Mt. Pleasant. We'll always think of her when we hear Follow Me by Uncle Kracker which she sang to loud applause at our Shoreline Players Talent Show.
— Vicki Hopcroft, Area Director, Special Olympics Area 31
Fly High Best friend you will always be in my heart and in my prayers every one misses u here at the penticostal light house church you will always be missed No matter what I just wish u were still here I never got to say goodbye to you Friend i love you Trish love sister Tiffany
— Tiffany

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