Pat Fennell, 72, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral was April 22 at Grace Baptist Church with Dr. Van Gardner and the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was in Sweetwater Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy Cross, Rex Cross, David Cross, Carl Fennell, Bill Fennell and Brent Cross.
Pat was born April 29, 1940, in Decatur to Hoyt Parker “Bill” and Eva Lou (Boydston) Cross. She married Jeff D. Fennell June 14, 1958, and they were married 39 years until his death in July 1997. Pat retired from the Decatur school district after more than 31 years of service. Her last position was as a custodial supervisor at Carson Elementary. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Sandra Boyd and husband, Junior, of Slidell and Shelley Fennell of Decatur; sister LouAnn Cate of Decatur; granddaughter Kasi Kelly and husband, Glenn, of Boyd; great-granddaughter Brynli Kelly of Boyd; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Bob, Bud and Sonny Cross.