Our beloved Patsy Ruth Stevens Jones, age 83, of Plano, Texas peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at her home, surrounded by love.
She was born in Dallas, Texas on April 4, 1937 to Joe Ellis Stevens and Leoma Stevens. In her early childhood, Patsy was raised by her “Granny” Stevens, uncles and aunts, while her father served in WWII. She grew up being a proud “Daddy’s girl” as her father was the first father in Dallas County to be awarded full custody of his daughter in 1939 by Judge Sarah T. Hughes. In 1946 she gained who she considered to be her real mother when her father married Sammie Slagle Stevens to make a loving family of three forever. After graduating from Sunset High School in 1955, she held various interesting jobs including school secretary and secretary at Temco Aircraft before marrying Jerrel B. Jones on November 28, 1958. As Patsy and Jerrel began their own family with three children, she continued to work various part-time jobs with being a full time wife and mother as her first priority.
Patsy enjoyed a vast array of interests and hobbies. She enjoyed amateur radio, cooking, playing bridge, planning and hosting parties, membership in Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star, church league bowling, and various other service organizations. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. Throughout her life, these things remained a constant: Patsy loved to have fun, host big parties, laugh big, serve plenty of good food, and welcome all her neighbors and their children into her home. She especially enjoyed her family and friends and was never above a good prank on either side! She dressed up, put on her red lipstick and jewelry, and could shop anywhere, anytime, and longer than anyone! She could and almost always made anything fun with an easy, warm, and loving spirit.
She will be forever missed by her husband Jerrel, sons Steven (Marylinda) of Anna, Texas, Scott (Polly) of Tooele, Utah, and daughter Carolyn Spurgin (Newt) of McKinney, Texas; her grandsons, Colton Spurgin (Vantanee) and Grant Spurgin; her granddaughters, Elisa Thompson (Jeremy), Robin Maher (Josh), Jordan Jefferson (LaVontae), Betsy Hawkins (Garrett), Kristen Davis (Mitchell); her great grandchildren, Quentin, Gabriel, Dylan, Tatum, Finley, Ari, Zuri, and Theo; as well as numerous other dear family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Sammie Stevens, her sister Jo Ellen Hughes, and her beloved eldest grandson, Joey Jones (Kristen).
A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held on Monday, September 14 at 2:00 PM in the chapel at
Prestonwood Baptist Church – North Campus
6801 W. Park Boulevard
Plano, Texas, 75093
In addition to keeping the family in your thoughts and prayers, memorial donations may be made to:
PTSD Foundation of America
9724 Derrington Road
Houston, TX 77064
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