Lillie Faye Patterson

Lillie Faye Patterson, 84, went to be with the Lord at her home in Wortham on June 6, 2013. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham, with Pastor Jimmy Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo’s Cemetery in Winkler. Family visitation will be held on Monday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Chapel.

Faye was born in Alvarado on Sept. 22, 1928, to James Hardy and Mable Meadows Wilson. She was raised during the Depression era. She left school to help her mother take care of her brother and sister. She held numerous jobs until she went to work at the Mexia State School. Later, she became a beautician and had her own shop in Wortham. She helped her husband, Sidney, build and operate the Winkler Country Store until he passed away. She said she retired but later went to work as a people-greeter at Walmart in Mexia, which she really enjoyed because she loved people and talking. Talking to and loving her children and grandchildren was her best trait. Her grandchildren said it best when they said she was “the best Nanny ever!” Faye finally completely retired at the young age of 81. She loved the Cowboys and her Texas Rangers. Most of all, she loved to play the domino game of “42.” You just had to watch her because she sure would cheat if she could. She will be greatly missed, but will be in our hearts forever.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney D. Patterson; daughter Faye Lee Patterson Masak, and her parents.
Survivors include her son, James “Kenny” Patterson and wife Rose, of Wortham; granddaughters Elizabeth Holly Patterson, of Orlando, Fla., Jennifer Lynn Masak and husband Cole, of Denver, April Renée Patterson Choee and husband Jeremy, of Lakeside, Ariz., Leann McNitt and husband Eric, of Teague; grandson Robert “Bo” Masak of Waco; brother James Wilson and wife Maxine, of Gilmore; sister Mildred Cantrell, of Kirvin; great-grandchildren Brandy, Brian and Brittany McNitt, of Teague; numerous nieces and nephews from Central Texas; and all her friends in Eastern Star and the local area, which are too many to list.

Serving as pallbearers are Ricky Ridge, Randy Waters, Frankie Ridge, Ira Matheson, David Sterling and Eric McNitt. Honorary pallbearers are Robbie Duke, Darrell Ridge, Charles Sikes and Tim Cantrell.

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Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.