The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

March 26, 2014

Patsy King Green

Palestine Herald-Press

— On March 23, 2014, Patsy King Green left us to join her heavenly father, as well as her parents, J.M. and Mink King, and several close friends.

She was born on April 1, 1940 in Sulphur Springs, Texas and moved to Salem, Texas at age 3. The eldest of five children, her father was an educator and her mother was a homemaker. Her family relocated to Troup, Texas, where her parents lived until their death. 

Patsy graduated from Troup High School, then attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas on a full scholarship. After graduation from Lon Morris College, Patsy married and moved to Austin, Texas, where she and her husband had two daughters, Ricci and Tracy. In 1972, they moved to Palestine. 

Patsy participated in her daughter’s activities and school, and the family became members of First United Methodist Church. Patsy was a charter member of Harvey Woman’s Club, and was active in Poinette Garden Club, Literary League, Supper Club, Friends Bridge Club and Newcomers Club.  

In 1980 she began working for John O. Davis, a local attorney, and continued there until 1989 when her right-of-way work took her around the country. She worked in several states where she lived for short periods of time, but she always returned to Palestine, which she considered home. After retiring in 2008, she returned permanently to Palestine and again became active in community and church activities.

She was a member of the Lydia Circle at First United Methodist Church, as well as Newcomers Club, Pionette Garden Club, MOT, Sr. Friends at the Hospital, Friends of the Library, and Dogwood Divas Red Hat Society. She proudly became President of the Harvey Woman’s Club in September 2013, where she continued her dedication to service and outstanding work until her death.

Patsy leaves behind her beloved daughters, Ricci and Tracy, Ricci’s husband Andy, her grandson, Andrew, Ricci’s stepdaughter, Brittany, and her two granddogs, Buster and Lexi. She also leaves behind her daughters’ father, Bill C. Green, and her brothers and sisters, Kathy King Hanifin, Judy King Byrd, Jerry King and wife Carolyn, and Bill Jack King and wife Shawn; numerous nieces and nephews who adored her; and many other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Patsy did not leave alone – three of her four-legged friends she dearly loved, Maddie, Missy and C.C., left with her.

All of Patsy’s family and friends are mourning her unexpected passing.

A visitation for relatives and friends will be held Thursday evening, March 27, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, and from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church before the funeral service.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Palestine, with the Rev. C.D. Walker officiating. Patsy loved plants, which are welcomed by the family to honor her memory, or donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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