Patricia Louise Lawry, age 84, of Mena, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Wednesday, January 10, 1934, to Phillip Morris and Laura Louise Houseman Payne in Palo Alto, California.
Patricia spent her life serving God and others. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Madison College and worked as an RN in Tennessee and Colorado. She was very active in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Patricia served as a Sabbath School Superintendent and as a teacher in the children’s divisions. She was very involved with the local food pantry and soup kitchen. She was a supporter of “The Voice of Prophecy,” “It is Written,” and “The Quiet Hour.” She was an avid quilter and enjoyed scrapbooking. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Penny Lawry.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Lawry of Mena; her son and daughter in law, Richard and Regina Lawry of Mena, her daughter and son in law, Jeannie and Dewey Amos of Ashland, Missouri and her daughter Carolyn Burnside of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; her sister, Dorothy Reese of St. Petersburg, Florida; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Lawry was sent for cremation under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Maranatha Volunteer International One Day Church, 990 Reserve Drive, #100, Roseville, California 95678 https://maranatha.org/programs/one-day-program/one-day-church/