Patsy Earlene Reed, 88, of Gordonville, Texas was called to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Patsy was born on November 30, 1931 in Gordonville, Texas to Clyde and Lois (Alexander) Arnold. She married Thomas Eugene (Gene) Reed on October 2, 1948. Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gordonville. Patsy retired from TI after over 20 years of service. She and other retired members of TI enjoyed getting together for reunions. She enjoyed working outside and spending time with her dogs. Patsy loved her family tremendously.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie Reed and wife Karen of Gordonville; daughter, Sherry Burkhalter and husband, Randy of Sherman; grandchildren, Brad Burkhalter of Dallas; Brianna Reed of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and brother, Lynn Arnold of Gordonville.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Homestead of Sherman and the Heart to Heart hospice for the kind and loving care they showed towards their mom.
Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Gene) Reed, son, Mark Reed and parents Clyde and Lois Arnold.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org.
Graveside services honoring Patsy will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Collinsville Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Rick Carney. Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
Gary and I spent hours on the phone visiting with Patsy when we were first married in 1977 and this continued for many years. When we answered the phone and heard her voice, we knew whichever one of us answered were in for a treat. Patsy loved to share her thoughts and we were glad to get her calls. We would talk for hours about her family and ours. As we didn’t have cell phones back in the day, Patsy would have us captured on our landline for over an hour. We have been through some great times and really sad times with Patsy and her family. Patsy my you now finally rest in peace .
Gary and Sherrie Worthington
When I was growing up in Gordonville she was like a second Mother to me. I have a lot of good memories of her and all of her kids. Good bye Patsy. She called me Phillip. She would come to my Dad’s service station and I would go out to her car and say ” Fill Up?” She would smile and say that’s right Fill Up.
Ronnie, sorry to hear about your mother. Robert Dutton
So sorry but she has a better home. God give you strenght snd courage to finish her race. All my love and prayers
Patsy was my co-worker for a period time in the 1970s at Texas Instruments. She was very friendly and nice to work with. My sincere sympathy to her family on her physical passing.