Wise County Messenger

Patsy Irene Todd

Patsy Irene Todd, 81, went to be with our Lord Friday, June 2, 2023, in Decatur.

Funeral service was Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Decatur, with a private burial at Sand Hill Cemetery. Reverend Phillip Hilton officiated the service. Pallbearers included Taylor Monroe, Todd Wilt and Alan Avery.

Patsy was born April 9, 1942, to Dale Thomas and Verna Lee (Meek) White in Dumas. She was united in marriage Sept. 7, 1962, to Frank Richard Todd in Dumas.

Patsy was a homemaker for more than 25 years, staying home to raise her daughters and take care of the bookkeeping for their family business, Todd’s Auto Parts in Sunray. She served on various committees and was an ESL teacher at Sunray Baptist Church, but mostly enjoyed teaching the 5 year old Sunday school class for more than 30 years. She worked for Sunray ISD as the elementary school secretary for four years and went back to college at the age of 50 to complete her teaching degree at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She spent 15 years teaching and loving on second-graders, and loved getting daily hugs from her kiddos until she retired from teaching in 2008. She and Frank moved to Decatur in 2009 to be close to their two grandchildren. It gave them great joy to be able to watch Taylor and Lauren grow up and attend their many school and sporting events.

Patsy enjoyed reading in her spare time and going on their annual trip to Red River, N.M. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Decatur. Patsy loved her family fiercely and touched so many lives in her 81 years.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Decatur Medical Lodge for caring for Patsy as she fought her battle with ALS. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister-in-law, Bert White.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, Frank Richard Todd of Decatur; her daughters, Terri Evenson of Nashville and Misty Monroe of North Richland Hills; two grandchildren, Taylor Todd Monroe of Austin and Lauren Emily Monroe of Fort Worth; her sister, Anna Wooten and husband, John, of Cleburne; her brother, Gene White of Wichita, Kan.; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Patsy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister aunt, and friend to many who will dearly miss her.


Hawkins Funeral Home ~ Decatur

(940) 627-5959


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