Norma Patricia Mallory
May 16, 1938 – December 22, 2020
Norma Patricia “Pat” Mallory departed her earthly life on December 22nd, 2020, and joyfully joined her loving husband of over 60 years, Tommy Glenn Mallory, in eternal life. Pat lived a long, happy life, and was ready to see her maker. A daughter, mother, and grandmother, Pat devoted her life to the Lord, her family, and people in need. Her legacy is carried forward by her three children, Traci McFadden, Trent Mallory, and Terry Mallory; her six grandchildren Taylor McFadden, Tanner McFadden, Mollie Mallory, Boston Mallory, Todd Mallory, and Libby Mallory; along with her many friends and other family.
Pat was smart, tenacious, and determined to help others from the beginning. Her life started in Kermitt, Texas where she was born in 1938, but her family moved often. After they were married, Pat and Tom happily settled and created a home for 60 years in Tyler, Texas where they raised their family of five. Pat’s sense of humor, open arms, and dependability made her many loving friends in Tyler.
Pat spent her life stepping from one type of service into another. Whether it was serving the church, her family, or the community of Tyler, she was always looking for ways to help. She was the kind of woman who always showed up with a smile on her face ready to get the job done. She was involved in several churches in Tyler but found her home at First Baptist Church where she served as a staff member working with Ministries including Women’s Ministries, Senior Adult Ministries, and Single Adult Ministries. Friends and members of the church looked forward to the consistency of Pat’s kindness and her joyful presence in the hallways each week.
Pat was up before the sun every morning, coffee in hand, ready to make the world a better place. She was determined to help those in need and worked with several organizations including the Advisory Committee for the Smith County Baptist Association, the Texas Council for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and served as Emeritus Board Member for Bethesda Health Clinic. Pat had a passion for music and a talent for playing her beloved piano. She shared that passion, teaching piano lessons in Tyler for nearly twenty years. Even near the end of her life, Pat would sit down at her piano and entertain guests with beautiful and happy songs.
Pat never met a stranger and never forgot a name. She was quick to answer the call of anyone in need. She taught her children and grandchildren the importance and value of honest work. All of these qualities have been passed on to her children and grandchildren, so her insight and character will live on for a very long time. We are so proud to have Pat as our mother, grandmother, and friend.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 29th at 11:00 A.M. at the Cathedral of the Pines Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethesda Health Clinic are welcome at https://bethesdaclinic.org/.
- Tommy Glenn Mallory, Husband (deceased)
- Traci McFadden, Daughter
- Trent Mallory, Son
- Terry Mallory, Son
- Taylor McFadden, Grandchild
- Tanner McFadden, Grandchild
- Mollie Mallory, Grandchild
- Boston Mallory, Grandchild
- Todd Mallory, Grandchild
- Libby Mallory, Grandchild
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Norma Patricia Mallory
December 31, 2020
Pat Mallory lit up a room with her contagious smile, enthusiasm, and positivity. The light and love of her Lord shown through her life of ministry, compassion, and love for everyone she met. For me, and many others, Pat was mentor, encourager, teacher, friend, and the arms of Jesus wrapping us in unconditional love. I knew Pat for 31 years. She was always “my pastor” regardless of who or how many staff pastors held the official title. She was unmatched in her biblical knowledge and her ability to share the word and love of God. I was honored when she asked me to be her substitute Sunday School teacher.
There is so much more I feel in my heart for Pat and could say. She let her light shine for Jesus here on earth – no putting it under a bushel. I have no doubt she is a sparkling jewel in His crown. As Pat sang and played, “This is the day, this is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it [with her.}”
December 29, 2020
Pat started the Singles Ministry at Green Acres Baptist Church. Everything she did was done with love and boundless energy. She loved us all, even those some consider unlovable. She loved like Jesus. She was a wonderful Bible teacher,and later wrote several books. Pat was a very important person in so many people’s lives. I count it such a blessing to be her friend
My sympathy to Traci , Terry and Trent. How she loved you and your kids. It pleases me to know that once again Pat is reunited with her beloved Tom.
December 29, 2020
From her dedication to the Lord, and spreading his word through her work.. to her child’s-like spirit and joy, Momma Pat was definitely one of the most beautiful and selfless I’d ever been blessed enough to meet. My family and I will definitely miss her hugs, her laugh, and all the love that she shared with us.
December 28, 2020
The first time I walked into first Baptist she was the brightest angel there she made me feel comfortable and I had the wonderful opportunity of her baptizing me and my son. They were months where we didn’t see her but we tried our best to go out to Dallas to make her feel loved and not alone the best thing of all she had so much energy she would tell me and my son to race with her. But she will forever be missed and always have a place in my heart. I wish I could say this to her thank you for impacting me and others in your life for the good.
December 27, 2020
When I met Pat she always wanted to called Momma Pat. She always was there for me when I needed her and she is gone but not forgotten. We all love you Momma Pat.
December 27, 2020
Ms. Pat helped me and my daughter so much. She was loved by all and never will be forgotten.
Lou Anne Smoot
December 25, 2020
Pat was instrumental in the formation of the Bethesda Health Clinic in Tyler which served working adults who could not afford health insurance. She was also instrumental in providing support to the homeless in the Tyler area through the formation of Gateway to Hope. As a female minister, she helped pave the way for women to become ministers in a Southern Baptist Church. She was definitely one of a kind and a very, very hard worker. Whatever job needed to be done at First Baptist Church in Tyler, they gave to Pat--and she did it. She served as Minister to Seniors and Minister to Singles. I don't think anyone really knew all the jobs she covered in her ministry. She was kind to me, a lesbian in a Southern Baptist Church. That alone says a lot for the loving and accepting person she was. We will all miss her. If anyone actually receives a golden crown in Heaven, it will be Pat Mallory.