Helen P Colson

June 17, 1933March 5, 2018

Patsy (Helen Patricia) Posey Colson passed away peacefully March 5, 2018. Born in Atlanta, June 17, 1933, Patsy was the only child of Helen and Ed Posey. Moving to Tampa at age 16, Patsy was a ’51 graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names. She went on to study at Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans before marrying the love of her life, David, February 14, 1952. Patsy and David were married 50 years prior to his death. Patsy is survived by her seven children, Sharon (Jack) Carlisle of Lake Junaluska, NC; Clay Colson; Pamela (Donald) Strobeck; Elaine (Rick) Powers; Brian (Mary) Colson; Melissa Colson; Tricia (Jim) Amerosa; 12 grandchildren, Audrey Strobeck, Erin (Patrick) Tighe, Jessica Hudacko, Emily Carlisle, Lee Strobeck, Luke Carlisle, Victoria Colson, Alexis, Dominique and James Amerosa, Jericho and Sarah Colson; and 7 great-grandchildren, Elyssa, Charlie, Zachary, Tristan, Molly, Sammy and Maggie. As a member of Christ the King Parish for many years, she served on the church’s Parish Council. Patsy worked outside the home at MacDonald Training Center as a bookkeeper and later in Customer Service for Second National Bank. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday March 9 at 10 am at Christ the King (in the chapel) preceded by a celebration of life and visitation with the family at 9 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Metropolitan Ministries or Catholic Charities.


  • Gathering Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 9, 2018

Helen P Colson

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Mary Frances Pitisci Radcliff

March 6, 2018

To the Colson family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was ALWAYS right there with mom from the time they were young married women with children to the very of their lives. Your mom always called to check on mom and dad even when we know she was not feeling well. But now your mom is with your dad and her family is a MUCH better place above!

Special prayers for your mom and to all of you during this time


Mary Frances