Patricia (Pat) McElroy left this earthly world on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in Red Oak, TX at the age of 78. She is now healthy and happy and rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the love of her life Benny McElroy.

Pat McElroy was born in Frost, TX on December 26, 1939. She graduated high school in Milford, TX in 1958 and began working for the telephone company in Dallas, TX. Not long after, Pat met Benny McElroy, a fireman for the Dallas Fire Department. The two were married at the First Baptist Church in Milford, TX on October 17, 1959, and established their home in Dallas, TX.

Pat began working for Anderson Clayton Foods and Trammel Crow Company while living in Dallas. Pat retired and the two moved to Italy, TX and began making many trips with good friends and family to Navarro Mills Lake. Because of their love of country living, they purchased a large acreage of land near the lake and built their dream home. They celebrated many years together doing what they loved to do…..laughing, going to the University of Texas football games, traveling, camping, fishing and hunting at their leisure.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Benny, mother Artie Myrtle Clanton, step-father Cordell Clanton and father, Ray Holcomb. She is survived by her brother Ronnie Clanton and sister-in-law Debbie - Midlothian, TX, sister Pam Reither and husband Tim – Stamford, TX, sister LaQuetta Graves - Dallas, TX, brother Jackie McDaniel - Blooming Grove, TX, sister-in-law Peggie Grabau and husband Lowell - Angus, TX and sister-in-law Jane Hassan - Mildred, TX.

A visitation for Patricia (Pat) McElroy will be Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

The funeral service in her memory will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Eastridge Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. – 732 East Ovilla Road, Red Oak, TX 75154 and will be officiated by Pastors Jack Ables and John Wheatley. A private burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to SPCA Ellis County – 2570 FM Rd 878, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

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