Patsy Sue (Yoast) Clay

April 14, 1939October 27, 2018
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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Patsy Sue Clay, was born Patsy Sue Yoast on Friday April 14, 1939, in Sherman, Texas. She went home to be with her LORD at 4:50am Saturday October 27, 2018.

Her proud parents were Clarence and Ethel (Barr) Yoast. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, William Woody Clay, by brother Billy Yoast, and wife Julie, by sister Mary Yoast Reddick and husband Don, and by son-in-law David Morison.

She is survived by her four children; son Terry Clay and wife Bonnie, daughter Danna Clay Morison, daughter Cathy Clay Mitchell and husband Bill, and son Gary Clay and wife Crystal. By six grandchildren; Ashton Clay Oliver, and husband Roger, Tanner Clay and wife Courtney, Christina Morison, Amber Clay, Jason Mitchell and wife Nicole, and Chris Mitchell and wife Hollie. By six great grandchildren; Rope, Grayson, Graeme, Abbie, Levi, and Cooper. She is also survived by brother-in-law Buddy Clay, sister-in-law Elsie Clay Park, and sister-in-law Judy Clay Hargrove. And by a number of nephews and nieces, along with many special cousins and friends.

Patsy was a member of First Baptist Church, Denison, Texas.

She lived with her husband and children for a number of years in the Hyde Park area of Denison, Texas. She was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church there and served as a Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School Director.

Patsy worked for Texoma Medical Center for 37 years. After retiring she gave herself to enjoying her kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Family visitation will be 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday November 2, 2018 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison.

Funeral services will be 10:00am, Saturday November 3, 2018 at The First Baptist Church in Denison with son Terry Clay officiating and burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Denison.

Pallbearers will be; Bill Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Ronnie Yoast, David Reddick, Tanner Clay and Roger Oliver. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Jimmy Steele, Bobby Clay, Ted Park and Fred Gerwick.

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  • Clarence Yoast, Father
  • Ethel (Barr) Yoast, Mother
  • William Woody Clay, Husband
  • Billy Yoast & wife Julie, Brother
  • Mary Yoast Reddick & husband Don, Sister
  • Terry Clay & wife Bonnie, Son
  • Danna Clay Morison, Daughter
  • David Morison, Son-in-law
  • Cathy Clay Mitchell & husband Bill, Daughter
  • Gary Clay & wife Crystal, Son
  • Ashton Clay Oliver & husband Roger, Grandchild
  • Tanner Clay & wife Courtney, Grandchild
  • Christina Morison, Grandchild
  • Amber Clay, Grandchild
  • Jason Mitchell & wife Nicole, Grandchild
  • Chris Mitchell & wife Hollie, Grandchild
  • Rope, Grayson, Graeme, Abbie, Levi & Cooper, Great Grandchild
  • Buddy Clay, Brother-in-law
  • Elsie Clay Park, Sister-in-law
  • Judy Clay Hargrove, Sister-in-law
  • Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Other
  • Many special cousins & friends, Other

  • Bill Mitchell
  • Chris Mitchell
  • Ronnie Yoast
  • David Reddick
  • Tanner Clay
  • Roger Oliver
  • Jimmy Steele, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bobby Clay, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ted Park, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Fred Gerwick, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, November 3, 2018

Patsy Sue (Yoast) Clay

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Elsie Russell

November 3, 2018

Terry, Danna, Cathy and Gary, we are so sorry for your tremendous loss! How blessed we all are to have had your precious Mom in our lives! Never was there a kinder, more loving soul on this planet! She earned those angel wings long before she crossed through those Pearly Gates! I already miss precious Aunt Patsy like crazy, but I know a few souls who were so happy to welcome her home!! We love you all! Hugs and prayers always! Xoxo Elsie (DeeDee), Tim, Clay & Chloe

Cherry Cunningham

November 2, 2018

Patsy was administrative secretary to me during the 1980’s at TMC. We shared some of the most wondrous times of my life and I always knew her loyalty, kindness and friendship. We have laughed many a laugh and cried many a tear together and our friendship was there until right before her passing this October. In studying angels, I know that God created people and he also created angels. They are unique in their own ways. Patsy was a person with so many angelic qualities and she was willing to share these beautiful parts of herself. My Christmas tree has many ornaments she gifted me with and I will never eat a cookie without thinking of how my dear friend Patsy loved cookies. Early every afternoon of our TMC days, she would go to the Gift Shop and get me a Diet Coke and get herself a Dr. Pepper. That was our special little break in our busy, chaotic day. When I left TMC in 1990, Patsy called me monthly just to keep up and for many years she, Danna and Kristina would come over for Christmas. I felt part of Patsy’s family.
Until we meet again, dear one. Cherry Larson Cunningham

Terri McCullough

November 1, 2018

Patsy was the epitome of kindness, caring and loyalty. She was a friend and confidante to many, personally & professionally. Her calmness & pure spirit ministered to so many of her friends & coworkers. Christ’s light could always be seen in Patsy, no matter the circumstance. Heaven is most certainly much brighter now that she is home. May peace be with her wonderful family she loved so much.
——Terri McCullough

Bobby Pruiett

November 1, 2018

Patsy was one of the kindest people I ever met. I worked with her for many years at TMC. Beautiful lady, inside and out.

Sandra Brannon

October 31, 2018

I worked with Patsy at TMC for several years, late 90’s-early 2000’s. I remember her sweet smile, her kindness, and her positive attitude.
She used her gift of encouragement freely. I still have several notes that she wrote to me, What a blessing she was in my life!
My prayers are with the family and friends.

Rosemary and Charles Beckelman

October 31, 2018

We adored Patsy and the entire family! She was God's child in every way.
Patsy was always precious and kind. In our younger years, we worked together in church, P.T.A. , Cub Scouts, baseball , and more. Patsy always brought a ray of sunshine into the environment. We will miss her. She was a fine example for everyone.

Thank you, Patsy, for the joy and happiness which you bestowed upon all of us in our family, your family, and the community.

Michelle Pearce

October 30, 2018

Patsy was a wonderful friend and blessing. We had many good times as friends. She was so supportive of mission trips I went on and even came to Plano for the birth of my grandson. She immediately placed him in her lap and prayed . My family and I were so touched. We have laughed together and cried together. She was truely a blessing and she will be greatly missed.

Cherri Reddick

October 30, 2018

I worked with Patsy in 1989 or 1990 when I worked in Nursing Administration at TMC. She was one of the sweetest, most loving women I have ever met. She was always kind, gracious, and loving to everyone who came through her doors. I am sure that there were many young people like I was at the time that she helped to train and mold into great people. She was always an inspiration. I can tell from the pictures shared by the family just how loved and missed she will be by all.

Carolyn Ramsey

October 30, 2018

Such a gracious lady. I met Patsy when I went to work at TMC. Everything was being computerized and she was determined to learn it and worked at it till she retired. She always had a smile even when we knew she was in pain. At church, she always had a kind word for you.
Sad for our earthly loss. Praising God for her heavenly gain.

Leslie Hunt-Nunley

October 28, 2018

Patsy always had the most beautiful smile. Me and Danna were best friends in Elementary school and I would spend the night with her what seemed like every weekend lol had the best times with her family!! I remember when Patsy would take us to our grandmothers after school and she always had a carload of kids! Love her and will miss her. Very very sweet lady.