Belva Patricia (Patsy) Brakebill, 92, of Nacogdoches, TX, passed away surrounded by her family July 6, 2019. Patsy was born November 4, 1926 in Oklahoma, to Myron Allen and Orena (Steel) Byrns.

Patsy enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening. She always stayed busy; working with her hands. Patsy was a wonderful mother, with a positive outlook and easy to be around. She was known to have had a good sense of humor.

Patsy married the love of her life George Brakebill in 1945 in Idabel, OK. They enjoyed a wonderful 62 years of marriage until his passing in September of 2007.

Patsy was preceded in death by her loving husband, George; her parents, Myron and Orena Byrns; son, David Paul Brakebill; and 16 of her brothers and sister, whom she was the youngest.

Patsy is survived by her two daughters, George Ann Leonard, and her husband, John, and LaJuan Lane, and her husband, Emory, all of Nacogdoches; her grandsons, Chad and Chet Holt, and their daughters, Sophia and Althea Holt, all of Austin, TX; sister-in-law, Nellie Sue Sorrells, of Idabel; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00AM, at the Denison Cemetery, Idabel, OK, with her family officiating.

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