Anna Patricia Bailey Hooper left this life on Feb. 8, 2020, after a lengthy illness, at her home in Waxahachie, with her beloved son and daughter at her bedside.
Patricia was born to Sherrill T. and Elisabeth Moses Bailey on Feb. 25, 1947, in Shreveport, La. She graduated from Timpson High School in 1965, where she was Drum Major of the award-winning Timpson Bear Band. She attended East Texas Baptist University and Stephen F. Austin State University.
Patricia was an accomplished pianist and served in the Music Ministry of the Timpson First United Methodist Church and The First Baptist Church of Waxahachie. Her warm, fun-loving personality and ready laugh made her a delight to her family and her many friends.
A life-long animal lover, Patricia shared her home with a variety of cats and dogs, the number of which was frequently increased by the adoption of stray or abandoned animals.
Patricia is survived by her son, Matthew Bowlin of Waxahachie; her daughter, Brittany Bowlin of Austin; her brother, Tad Bailey of Timpson; her nephews, Tom and Burt Hairgrove, and Ben and Will Bailey; her niece, Sarah Breedlove; and her circle of precious friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Hooper; her parents, Sherrill T. and Elisabeth M. Bailey; her sister, Gail Bailey Hairgrove; and the father of her children, Jeffery L. Bowlin.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W. Highway 287 Business in Waxahachie. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Waxahachie, located at 450 E. Highway 287, directly in front of the Waxahachie Sports Complex. A graveside service and interment will be at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.
Arrangements especially for the Hooper family by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W. Highway 287 Business, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. (972) 923-2700 www.waynebozefuneralhome.com