Patricia Ann Cones
November 22, 1946 – March 7, 2019
Patricia Ann Cones, 72, died peacefully March 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 29 years, James Robert Cones, and her parents, Ernest and Sophie Osina. Patricia was born on November 22, 1946, in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1965. She then pursued a career in the banking and credit union industry as a loan officer. Patricia was a banker, but a caregiver at heart. For the past 10 years of her retirement, she was a devoted full-time grandmother, seizing every opportunity to babysit or attend a school function. Patricia, also known as “Grammy,” enjoyed traveling, cruising, casinos, and meeting new friends. However, it was obvious she was dedicated to spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and lifelong friends in an active effort to “make memories!” She was everywhere, with everyone, and somehow managed to make everyone in her life feel incredibly special. She will always be remembered for her love of children, gracious heart, selfless character and her helping hands. Patricia is survived by her life companion of 20 years, Ralph Blair; her daughter, Kristi Johnson and husband, Craig, Willis; her son, Kyle Cones and wife, Erin, The Woodlands; daughter, Kim Cones, Iola; son, Brian Cones, Willis; her grandsons, Hunter Sartain (23), Vanden Johnson (12), and Crew Cones (6); granddaughters, Avery Johnson (10), Kastyn Cones (18 Mos.), Katie Cones (19), Samantha Lowe (19), Kaycee Cones (18), Shelby Johnson (24), Ashley Johnson (22); great grandchildren, Alli Bradshaw (5) and Ezra Johnson (11 Mos.); her brother, Jimmy Osina and wife, Cindy, Willis; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Linda Windsor, Caren Cates, Beverly Webster, Cheryl Moran, Nancy Wimberley, the Greens and a multitude of extended family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Landing at Seven Coves Clubhouse on Tuesday, March 12th, at 5:00 P.M. until 7:30 P. M. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Sky High for Kids Organization on behalf of her grandson and Leukemia survivor, Crew Cones. (skyhighforkids.org)
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Patricia Ann Cones
March 14, 2019
Grammy was the best ever. When my mother past she held me and said that “I am your only mother now”. It meant the world to me. I pray that I didn’t fail her ever in life. She meant the world to me. Thank you Grammy for all that you have done for us.
Craig Allen Johnson.
Sharon Cole Allen
March 12, 2019
When we were in elementary school, I lived one street over from Pat. She was one of my first friends. We were in the same grade, attending the same schools through senior high school. We were both "A Most Beautiful Senior" and graduated in the same class. After graduation we drove to work together daily, I to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, she to Houston National Bank, along with Caren Reynolds Cates and Martha (Marti) Walker. My first husband and I were friends to her and Robert and my second husband and I lived just down the street when we lived in Spring. The first time I traveled out of Texas, it was with Pat, we were 19 - first to Nashville, Tennessee to the Grand Old Opry, through to Chattenooga, Tennessee, drove through Mobile, Alabama (twice thanks to Pat getting lost at one o'clock in the morning), and on to New Orleans. She taught me to dance and told me I didn't need to "eat with manners" at her house, meaning I didn't need to cut my meat with a knife but could pick it up with my fingers. I was in awe of her babysitting job for the four children across the street from her. Myself, I changed my first diaper at 32 years of age. She was tireless, good inside and out, and I've always been proud to be her friend and confidant. I regret that we lost touch in our later years, but she was involved with her family over in Willis just as I am with mine here in Brenham. I loved her a great deal, and although we haven't been close lately, I will miss her not being there - but when I think of Heaven, she'll be right in the middle of that picture, making Heaven even more beautiful. I'll miss you, my fun friend - Sharon
March 11, 2019
Recently visited with Pat and close school friends at the SHHS tour in November. At reunions, we always joked on who was older. We share the same birthday and the same birth hospital. Our husbands at one time worked together at HPD. I will surely miss her sweet smile. RIP dear school friend 😢 Condolences to her family. May sweet memories comfort you.