|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1935|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 2010|
Patricia Adams, 74, of Woodway, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, at a local nursing home. Services were held Friday, July 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Woodway with Dr. Mike Toby officiating. Interment was in Prairie Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Sain officiating.
Patricia Ann was born in Waco, Texas, to the late Hugh and Rose Hinson Wallace.
She grew up on the family farm at Prairie Hill, and graduated from Prairie Hill High School in 1952 as valedictorian. Pat married Tom Adams on Feb. 14, 1953, and they began their life together in Houston. They moved frequently in the oil drilling business, and Pat established family homes in Salem and Carmi Ill., Corpus Christi, Texas, Houma La., Calgary, Canada, London and Gerrards Cross, England, and several times in Houston and Conroe. Tom traveled extensively so Pat nurtured these homes and kept them grounded in love, family values and Christian faith. She also attended numerous corporate and social functions, where her style and charm were admired by all. Her strength and grace were the cornerstone of Tom's success in his career and in life. She was a compassionate wife, mother, caregiver, confidante, cheerleader, spiritual leader, and conscience to Tom and their sons. She loved the Lord Jesus and devoted her life to His service. She was an active member of First Baptist Woodway, participating in Sunday School, Bible Study and many other activities; and she was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, where she was past President of the Waco Camp. Pat shared her faith at every opportunity, including weekly visits to the McLennan County Jail to conduct services, and working to organize and lead delegations to the Hobby Unit of the TDC at Marlin.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Adams; sons, Charles and wife, Ginger, David, Stanley and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Stephanie Presley and husband, Todd, Tommy Adams and wife, Kaye, Raymond Adams and wife, Sonya, Tara, Joshua, Brian, Abigail and Adriana Adams; great-grandchildren, Adam, Isabella, Eli and Summer Jane Presley, Matthew, Oliver, Aiden and Ethan Adams; brother, Richard Wallace and wife, Barbara; and a very large and loving extended family.
Pat was strong in mind, strong in body, and strong in spirit. She gave tirelessly to others without expecting any return. Pat had the grace to enjoy the best in life and the strength to cope with its challenges, always trusting in Jesus. She will always be remembered for her faith, good cheer, practical wisdom and love for family and friends.
Prairie Hill Cemetery
Prairie Hill (Limestone County)
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Jul 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55225934