Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Patricia A. Gripp, “Granny” went Home to be with our Lord and Savior on September 17, 2020.
Pat was born on March 1, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas and shortly thereafter moved to Texas City. Pat was one of the survivors of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In 1953 she graduated from Texas City High School and married her high school sweetheart, Byron Gripp. They raised their 3 children, Sherri, Gene, and Cindy in Texas City. Pat was a stay at home mom with many different jobs including cook, nurse, scout leader and travel agent. She was Vice President and lifetime member of the PTA. Pat and Byron had a happy, loving, and devoted marriage for 62 years. During their marriage, she enjoyed bowling, traveling around the country camping, and spending time with family. Granny’s greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church since its origination in 1958.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Byron E. Gripp, parents, Mac and Lucille Wright, and son-in-law, David Sumney. She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Sumney; son, Gene Gripp and wife Pam; daughter, Cindy Fuller and husband Buzz; grandchildren, Bryan Gripp and wife Cara, Kristen Davis and husband Jason, Lindsay Reyes and husband German, Tara Fuller, Brandy McRae and husband Nathan, Brittany Wickey and husband Jason, Tyler Billot, Savannah Billot, and great-grandchildren, Tanner and Emma Davis, Haydyn and Paxton Reyes, Bryson and Brody Gripp, Weston Wickey, and Bentley, Carson and Evelyn McRae and many other loving family members. Everyone who knew her loved her and she will be deeply missed.
The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Jessica Wetmore, Darla Talbot, and the entire staff at Evening Star Personal Care Home who provided kindness and compassionate care.
The family will accept visitors at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8200 25th Ave N, Texas City, TX on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 A.M. She will be laid to rest at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX. Masks will be required at all services.
Pallbearers will be Buzz Fuller, Bryan Gripp, Jason Davis, German Reyes, Nathan McRae, and Jason Wickey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christmas Angel Tree Fund at St John’s United Methodist Church.
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