Patrick Gary

September 28, 1942November 16, 2020

Patrick Gary was born on September 28, 1942 in Lake Charles, LA to the late Joe Lindsey and Victoria Cole Gary. He attended Mossville School. Patrick accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age by the late Rev. William Miller at the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Before his illness he was a dedicated member or Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. On December 2, 1968 Patrick united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life Ruby Lee McCraney.

Even though they never had any children of their own, God saw fit to bless them with three special nephews and a niece whom they loved as their own; Devin, Oscar, Cleveland, and Sovelia McCraney along with an adoptive daughter Terri Jo Freeland and two adoptive grand children, Justin and Ashlyn Freeland. Patrick, retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. with over 21 years of service as truck driver and salesperson. A lover of people, Patrick’s hobbies were fishing and repairing appliances in his spare time. Mourning his departure are two brothers, Robert and Leonard Gary. Adoptive brothers Alan and John Victorian; adoptive sisters Bessie Irvin, Ethel Sims, and Julia Victoria. Brothers in law: Cleveland (Mary) McCraney, Rev. Robert (Melissa) McCraney, Paul (Rosa) Gradney, and Donald (Susie); Sisters in law: Ruby Gary, Wanda Whitehead, Catherine Briset, Linda (Todd) Reid, Cynthia Gradney, Bobbie McCraney, and Ramona Gradney, one Aunt Gloria Neville, God Children: Minister Chad Victoria, Tiffany Winkey, LaTreza Williams, and Ashlyn Freeland.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 43 years, sister Suzie Gary, brothers: Joseph, Jessie and James Gary, adoptive parents Alan and Lorenia Victorian, along with parents in law Cleveland, Sovelia, and Lovenia McCraney.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Chapel. Followed by funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Timothy Ceaser officiating. Burial will follow in Perkins Cemetery in Westlake.

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  • Minister Chad Victorian
  • Oscar McCraney
  • Cleveland McCraney
  • Leo Victorian
  • John Victorian
  • Rev Robert McCraney


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Alice Lemelle

November 20, 2020

I will always remember u as a dear friend just as your 💓 wife was to me when ever I would call u I would always come and we would have a soda and talk about Ruby and Anthony on how we miss them both and talk about the kids u will be forever ❤️💯 a 💓💓 missed R.I.P my brother. Alice Richardson Lemelle.

Linda McCraney Reid

November 20, 2020

Rest peacefully in heaven Uncle Pat, my brother in law. I just want to say you were more than a brother in law, you were like a brother to us all. Always welcoming us in your home when we traveled from Illinois. You and my sister Ruby welcome anyone in your home with home with joy, lots of laughter, cooked meals, cakes, cookies, pies, candy and even homemade jelly. All children love to be around you and Nanny Ruby because of your love, they could feel it and they cherish and know everything you done for them was true. You always had a word from the Lord of encouragement and a willing heart to pray for anyone in need. We loved you dearly and you will be truly missed. God called you home to be with your loving wife my sister, we miss, love and cherish you both in our hearts. Your memories of all you done for the family will forever be in our heart, love Linda and family😇❤❣

Denise Barries

November 19, 2020

Rest peacefully in heaven Uncle Pat. I am the daughter of your brother Robert Gary. Back in the 70’s dad and me, my sister Regina, my brother Jerome and mama(RIP) would make road trips from California to Louisiana. Uncle Pat and Auntie Rubylee (RIP) were so loving and kind.. 🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾

Regina Gary

November 19, 2020

I just wanted to write something on behalf of my father Robert Lee Gary. My Daddy truly loved you Uncle Pat and all his brothers. You were a very loving Uncle and always welcomed us when we traveled from California. I’ll miss your own unique words like “Hine” aka what?well at least that what it sounded like🙂 REST IN GLORY Uncle we love you and will miss you😘


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