Patsy Ann Averitt, age 64 years, a resident of rural Metropolis, Illinois and a former resident of Johnson County, passed away Thursday evening, February 12, 2015, at 9:15 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.
Patsy was born January 17, 1951 in McLeansboro, Illinois. She was the daughter of Royal Chally Tucker and Rosie Pearl (Dunn) Tucker.
On September 18, 1971, Patsy was united in marriage to Gary Lee Averitt at Goreville. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2014.
Patsy is survived by: her children – Chrystal & Brian Hoyle of Rosiclare, Leisa & Mark Carpenter of Bardwell, Kentucky, Veronica & Aaron King of Metropolis, and Gary Michael Averitt of Phoenix, Arizona; 7 grandchildren – Britney Nicole Olmsted, Eric Lathum Olmsted, Wayne Lee Bates, Jr., Shonna LeeAnn Bates, Sierra Alexandra King, Ethan Christopher King and Christian Nathaniel Averitt; and a sister – Mazie & Tex Perry of Goreville.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, a brother – Elvis Tucker, and 2 grandsons – Caleb and Dylan Averitt.
Patsy loved children and had been employed at Connie’s Day Care Center in Vienna. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, canning produce, making crocheted handcrafted items and working jigsaw puzzles. Patsy is fondly remembered for her love of cooking, baking and driving her car. She was devoted to her family and had a genuine desire to help others.
Patsy was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Goreville.
A Celebration of the Life of Patsy Averitt will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the First Pentecostal Church, Illinois Route 37 North, Goreville, Illinois. Pastor R.G. Null will officiate. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery, southeast of Vienna.
Visitation will be conducted from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Church (Youth Ministries), P.O. Box 188, Goreville, Illinois 62939