Patricia Ann Koonce Bailey

August 20, 1942 - June 13, 2014

Patricia Ann Koonce Bailey, age 71, of Sherman, Texas passed away June 13, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 20, 1942 in McKinney, Texas to R.B. and Eunice (Ray) Koonce. Pat was a graduate of Princeton High School where she received many honors, played basketball and served as a majorette. She married her high school sweetheart Johnny Mack Bailey on November 22, 1961.

Pat is survived by her loving husband, Johnny Mack Bailey, devoted daughter Kim Morris, son-in-law Billy and cherished grandson Johnathan Clay Morris all of Sherman, Texas, sister Nelda Beyer of Arlington and brother Robert (Bob) Koonce of Princeton, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother J. B. Koonce. Pat was deeply loved by her nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. She was “Mimi” to her grandson Johnathan and “Aunt Pat” or “Nana” to her extended family and those closest to her. She will be greatly missed by all.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held on Tuesday evening, from 7pm until 9pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Home Instead, Jordan Home Health and Compassionate Care Hospice, whose skillful and loving care of Pat allowed her to spend her final months at home.

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Johnny, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brent & Freda Rennick, June 17, 2014 A very special friend~~a very special family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Malinda Warden, June 17, 2014 I grew up in Princeton and knew Pat in school. She was an avid basketball player. Johnny, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dan Wiser Dan Wiser, June 16, 2014 Pat was my sister-in-law and sometimes we did not talk for periods of time but when we did, it would be an hour or longer conversation, catching up where we left off like it was yesterday. I loved her very much. I love you so much Johnny and Kim. She will always be in your hearts and loved forever.I will miss you Pat, my very special friend. Kathy Russell, June 16, 2014 This special lady made a mark on our lives many years ago & she will never be forgotten. Her love, dedication to her family as well as to those of us that were welcomed in as if were family was truly a gift that only Pat gave. Our hearts are saddened in Illinois, but our memories of Pat will live forever. Scott & Lisa Smith, June 16, 2014 We are praying for you and your family. Mothers are very special people in our lives. You were blessed with a beautiful mother who legacy lives on in you. Glenda and Joe Ritchie , June 16, 2014 We are so sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, our dear friends. Kathy and Kelly Brockman, June 16, 2014 Words cannot express my sympathies to this very dear and precious family not only from us but from our immediate family as well. This special lady will be deeply missed and we are praying for our longtime family friends. Rest in Peace Momma Pat - you have been set free! Jeff & Loriann Brixey, June 16, 2014 I am so sad to hear of your loss. Pat was a very sweet and precious person. I send my love to all of her family (especially Johnny and Nel). May God's love be with you all. Pat (Vest) Fraze, June 15, 2014 Johnny & Kim We are so sorry. Our prayers are with you . Judy Winburn, June 15, 2014 Praying for all the family. Denice Burnside Webb, June 15, 2014