OBITUARY

Patsy Lee Key

February 24, 1936December 18, 2020
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Patsy Sams Key, 84, went home to be with her Lord Friday, December 18, 2020 at Gray Brier Nursing Home following several years of declining health.

Patsy was born in Liberty, February 24, 1936, a daughter of the late Willie Hardin Sams and Ruth Campbell Sams. A resident of High Point her entire life, she retired from Hayworth Roll and Panel after many years of service. Patsy was a faithful and obedient member of Oakgrove Baptist Church, now West Fairfield Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, J. A. Key and a brother, Bobby Sams. Patsy loved her family, gardening, animals, cooking and caring for children.

Surviving are three sons, Johnny Key and his wife Karen, Donald Key and his wife Donna and Gary Key; three grandchildren, Jessica Martinez and her husband Rudy, Brian Key and his wife Brittany and Joey Key; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a sister, Peggy Davis; a brother, Bill Sams and his wife Chris; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Patsy's life will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Sechrest Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mark Mosley. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Key will lie in state at the funeral home Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. for those wishing to pay their respects. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

  • FAMILY

  • Willie Hardin & Ruth Campbell Sams, Parents (deceased)
  • J.A. Key, Husband (deceased)
  • Johnny Key & wife Karen, Son
  • Donald Key & wife Donna, Son
  • Gary Key, Son
  • Jessica Martinez & husband Rudy, Granddaughter
  • Brian Key & wife Brittany, Grandson
  • Joey Key, Grandson
  • Peggy Davis, Sister
  • Bill Sams & wife Chris, Brother
  • Bobby Sams, Brother (deceased)
  • Mrs. Key is also survived by six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson and several nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Crawford
  • Tommy Davis
  • Brian Key
  • Rudy Martinez
  • Jeremey Sams
  • Ronnie Sams
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Lie in State

    Monday, December 21, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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James Sams Jr

December 21, 2020

Patsy Sams Key was a wonderful Cousin, she Always recognized me and welcomed me into her home. She Helped Raise me, when my Dad Died, she and Peggy Sams Davis and Bill Sams were like Sisters and Brother, To Me. I Always Felt Loved in Her Presence.
Patsy's Sons Johnny, Gary and Donald and ALL Who Knew Her Will Certainly Miss Her.
Love Jimmy and Carol Sams

Kenneth & Shirley Davis

December 20, 2020

Patsy loved her family. She was always friendly and had a smile for everyone. At family reunions she always made sure she spoke and talked to all present. She always made you feel welcomed and was glad to see you. Prayers for the family.

Kenny & Shirley Davis

Betty Key

December 19, 2020

I remember Patsy for her love for J.A. , her love for her dog, and for being a wonderful cook. My love and sympathy to all the family.

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