Patsy Jo Murphy

Patsy Jo Murphy

Patsy Jo Tatum Murphy, 76, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, in San Angelo. Public viewing will be from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2020, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Due to the current health crisis in our community and the directives given by State and Local Governments, we must abide by the directive limiting gatherings to 10 people at a time. Memorial services will be hosted by Patsy’s family at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 28, 2020, at New Life Baptist Church. Cremation is under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home. Patsy Jo Tatum Murphy was born to Mark and Ceola Tatum on October 7, 1943, in San Angelo. She was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Mark Tatum and Johnny Tatum; and two sisters, Ines Nelson and Marie Walker. She attended San Angelo public schools. Patsy Jo was the mother of five daughters and one son: Victoria Tatum and husband Willie James Reid, Gwendolyn Williams, Reina Machelle Shaw, Zina Pizano, Cecil Green and wife Resheena and Patricia Rainwater and husband Kenneth. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her six children; one brother, Bobby Tatum; one sister, Shirley Wilson; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Though Patsy Jo Tatum Murphy was employed by KN Root Beer and Blackshear Elementary as a cook for many years, she viewed her children and grandchildren as her greatest accomplishments. Patsy Jo was very social and enjoyed the outdoors. She especially enjoyed fellowship if food was involved. She loved visiting with her friends and family. She had a great sense of humor, always ready with a smile and a laugh. Patsy Jo was nosey, and just had to know every detail of the lives of those she loved. It was just one of the many ways she displayed her concern and affection. She was a true firecracker, as red and vibrant as the nail polish she loved to wear. Patsy Jo Tatum Murphy was called home on Friday, March 20, 2020. Victoria: Mom, I love you unconditionally. My soul is going to miss you very deeply. You have left me much too soon. I had so many plans for us and it is unreal that we won’t be able to realize them. You will forever be in my heart Patsy Jo. Gwendolyn: Toots is what I lovingly called my mother. She was my pride and joy. I will miss you dearly. Rest in peace until we meet again. Michelle: A mother that gives you joy. A special mother who laughs and cries with you. Someone you could talk to and who would listen. Zina: This is a poem in the memory of my mom’s time here on earth: My time is when my sun will shine. Not only in the morning or in the day. The sun will shine when I say! I’m not asking for a thing. I’m just going to sing the song from my dream. The terms of being in my world is not negotiable. This is my time to shine. So, look out sun, here I come. Cecil: ‘Mama’ Patty Jo is what I called her on all our phone calls. One thing you knew about mom was that she was the same. Never expect a difference. As the years passed, she became a little more relaxed. That’s our mom, and the mom I love. She will truly be missed. Patricia: Momma, you were and will always be my best friend, confidant, protector, hero, encourager, realist, my shelter, overcomer, and counselor. You were smart as a whip, wise beyond your years. Ms. Independent, my rock, and much, much more. We will miss everything about you. I will always love you, your ‘Little Girl’. Patricia ‘Trisha’ Rainwater.
October 7, 1943 - March 20, 202010/07/194303/20/2020
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Patsy Jo Tatum Murphy, 76, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, in San Angelo.Public viewing will be from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2020, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Due to the current health crisis in our community and the directives given by State and Local Governments, we must abide by the directive limiting gatherings to 10 people at a time. Memorial services will be hosted by Patsy’s family at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 28, 2020, at New Life Baptist Church. Cremation is u...

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Mar
27
Public Viewing
Friday, March 27 2020
09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Robert Massie Funeral Home
402 Rio Concho Dr.
San Angelo, TX 76903
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Mar
28
Memorial Service
Saturday, March 28 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Life Baptist Church
720 W 16th Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
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