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Patricia Gesell Carr

September 23, 1930October 5, 2021
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Patricia Gesell Carr of Cotter, Arkansas, passed away October 5, 2021, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 91. She was born September 23, 1930, in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Gretchen Ross Gesell. She married her high school sweetheart, Ben Carr on May 16, 1949, in Hernando, Mississippi and they spent 72 amazing years together. Patricia was a very active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee as the Sunday school teacher, a youth group advocate, and also in the Church's choir. She was a huge fan of the Memphis Tiger football and basketball teams. Patricia had a passion for gardening and enjoyed sharing that passion with her family, especially the grandchildren. Patricia and Ben greatly enjoyed fishing and dancing together. Their last dance together was at their 70th wedding anniversary; Mr. Carr says it was a slow one. Patricia was an excellent wife, mother, and grandmother. She is very loved and will be greatly missed.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Ben Carr of Cotter, Arkansas; sons, Glenn (Martha) Carr, of Counce, Tennessee, and Michael (Kelly) Carr, of Hagerstown, Maryland; daughters, Patricia (Ed) Miller, of Hernando, Mississippi, and Sheri (Don) Grear, of Memphis, Tennessee; sister, Judy (Bill) Jaros, of Hobe Sound, Florida; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wally Gesell; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Carr Aldridge; and one grandson, Matthew Carr.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, at Memphis Funeral Home. A funeral service for Patricia will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 10, 2021, also at Memphis Funeral Home, with Rev. Jason Jones officiating. Graveside committal service will follow in the Memorial Park Poplar Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Carr family.

  • FAMILY

  • Ben Carr, Husband
  • Glenn (Martha) Carr, and Michael (Kelly) Carr, Sons
  • Patricia (Ed) Miller, and Sheri (Don) Grear, Daughters
  • Judy (Bill) Jaros, Sister
  • Twelve, Grandchildren
  • Twenty-two, Great-Grandchildren
  • One, Great Great Grandchild
  • Walter and Gretchen Ross Gesell, Parents (deceased)
  • Wally Gesell, Brother (deceased)
  • Jennifer Lynn Carr Aldridge, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Matthew Carr, Grandson (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

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  • Graveside Committal Service

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

Memories

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Wayne & Mary Bower

October 9, 2021

Pat was a wonderful neighbor and a good friend. She & Ben were so good to me when I moved to Arkansas 25 yrs. ago, helping me get settled. I have great memories of us going to Reel 'em In or the 178 Club for Friday dinner on Friday nights. So many tales and laughs..She was one in a million of Big Hearts and will be missed by many.

Biography

Patricia Gesell Carr of Cotter, Arkansas, passed away October 5, 2021, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 91. She was born September 23, 1930, in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Gretchen Ross Gesell. She married her high school sweetheart, Ben Carr on May 16, 1949, in Hernando, Mississippi and they spent 72 amazing years together. Patricia was a very active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee as the Sunday school teacher, a youth group advocate, and also in the Church's choir. She was a huge fan of the Memphis Tiger football and basketball teams. Patricia had a passion for gardening and enjoyed sharing that passion with her family, especially the grandchildren. Patricia and Ben greatly enjoyed fishing and dancing together. Their last dance together was at their 70th wedding anniversary; Mr. Carr says it was a slow one. Patricia was an excellent wife, mother, and grandmother. She is very loved and will be greatly missed.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Ben Carr of Cotter, Arkansas; sons, Glenn (Martha) Carr, of Counce, Tennessee, and Michael (Kelly) Carr, of Hagerstown, Maryland; daughters, Patricia (Ed) Miller, of Hernando, Mississippi, and Sheri (Don) Grear, of Memphis, Tennessee; sister, Judy (Bill) Jaros, of Hobe Sound, Florida; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wally Gesell; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Carr Aldridge; and one grandson, Matthew Carr.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, at Memphis Funeral Home. A funeral service for Patricia will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 10, 2021, also at Memphis Funeral Home, with Rev. Jason Jones officiating. Graveside committal service will follow in the Memorial Park Poplar Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Carr family.