Patsy Walterine Thompson, was born to Henry “Grady” and Ethel Trula Farr Thompson on February 13, 1929 at 0600 AM in Mansfield, Texas. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 22, 2022.
Patsy graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1947. She worked as a secretary for the Harbin Motor Company and as a library assistant at Sims Library under Mrs. Hood before attending Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion with a Minor in English. She then attended Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee and Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She spent 5 months of orientation at Stoney Point, New York and studies Spanish for 8 months in San Jose, Costa Rica prior to serving as a Missionary in Chihuahua, State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
She received her Teacher’s Certificate from Texas Wesleyan College in 1974 and obtained her Bilingual Certification from TWC in 1982.
She taught as the Head Instructor in the Adult Migrant Education Project in Edinburg, Texas for 4 years, then as an elementary teacher at Edcouch-Elsa in the Rio Grande Valley for 4 years. She then taught as a Remedial Reading and E.S.L Teacher at Red Oak, Texas , where she earned the Teacher of the Year award, for 17 years before her retirement. She taught as a voluntary Spanish teacher at the First Christian church school x 2 years and was a Sunday School Teacher for the Fellowship Class at Ferris Heights United Methodist Church for many years.
She was a member of the Easter Star Waxahachie Chapter 4599 and received 4 Eastern Star training Award Scholar ships. One from the Grand Chapter held in Dallas, TEXAS.
She was a supporter of the Four corner Native American Ministry in Shiprock, New Mexico. She sponsored 6 Korean orphans until they were adopted and she also gave 2 Full Scholarships to two students in Sanatoria Palmore in Chihuahua, Mexico. She received a Life Membership from the Ellis County P.T.A. and from the Texas Life Membership of the Central Texas Conference of the Methodist Church. During her tenure as a missionary, 2 Methodist Church Circles & the Methodist Guild bore her name.
She is survived by her brother-in-law, Charles Ivan Adkins, nieces, Nancy Adkins and Shannon Adkins Childs of Waxahachie, Texas, niece, Eva Marie Thompson Lavigne and nephew Andrew Thompson (Jenny) of Austin, Texas, and nephew Odell (Shannon) Thompson of North Carolina and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Ethel Farr Thompson, sister Ethel Belle Thompson Adkins, Dudley Odell Thompson, half sister, Pauline Prater, half- brother Odell Thompson, sister-in-law Virginia Mahaley Thompson, nephew Charles (Chuck) Mason Adkins, great nieces Hannah Adkins Maness and Chanan Joy Adkins Townson.
Visitation will be held at Boze Mitchell McKibben Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 6-8 PM.
Services to celebrate Patsy’s life will be held at Ferris Heights United Methodist Church on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10 AM.
Interment will follow at the Mansfield cemetery in Mansfield, TX.