Homegoing December 25, 2020
Patsy was born to Robert and Blanche Flynn Yow on October 30, 1926. She was the sixth child of seven children and the last surviving sibling of the group. A native North Carolinian, Patsy became a nurse during World War II as an Army Nurse Cadet. She trained at St. Leo’s Hospital in Greensboro and she was in Washington DC completing her Army training when she met a Second Lieutenant in the Navy, Eugene Kemp Hart. They soon married and she moved to reside in Greenville, South Carolina where her two children were born. She later married Clarence E Jones, a Marine retiree. They moved to Tulsa to help open the City of Faith and she worked there, and he volunteered there until it closed. She finished her 47 – year nursing career at St. John in Tulsa.
She was an accomplished seamstress, gardener, piano player and candy maker who enjoyed sharing what she was able to create and grow. She was called to intercessory prayer and saw God move in many peoples lives and situations. In her teens she and her sister Betty Jane sang, and mother Blanch played piano for an all-female quartet on live radio broadcasts and in revivals with the Evangelist Harold Loman. She was born again at the age of 11 in a revival at the Christian Church in Gibsonville, North Carolina where her mother Blanch played the piano and organ. She often said that it was the greatest thing that had ever happened to her and she served the Lord and Savior from that day forward. She put others above self and worked tirelessly for the Kingdom. She attended a Missionary Bible College after she retired and participated in Mission Trips to Haiti and Bolivia. She volunteered on the Prayer Line associated with Oral Roberts Ministry and other organizations that could utilize her varied skills. She made a trip to Israel and spoke of it often as being a lifelong dream of hers. She enjoyed spending time with her family and remained engaged with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren until the afternoon of her passing.
She is survived by six loving grandchildren, Marlana Sharpe Kirk, Sonia Hart Eckert, Mara Sharpe Davis, Katherine Hart Wells, Richard Ian Hart, Joseph Flynn Hart and eight great grandchildren, Caleb Sean Kirk, Regan Caroline Wells, Beau James Davis, Elise Lane Davis, Phillip Shelby Eckert, Zander Shelton Wells, Adeline Kaylynn Eckert and Phoenix Ashlee Wells.
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