Nell Patchin, 80, of Amarillo, TX gained her heavenly wings on October 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 22, 2021, at Hillside Christian Church in the Chapel, with Greg Corona officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Nell was born to Kay F. and Lillie Smith on August 12, 1941, in Memphis, TX. As a little girl, she was a tomboy who loved playing outside with her dog PeeWee and helping her dad on the farm. She graduated from Olton High School in 1959.
Her dream was to become a teacher, which was fulfilled when she received her teaching certificate in 1963. She taught for 30 years in the River Road School District.
Nell loved God and her church. She was active with the Senior group at Hillside.
She loved her family dearly and was extremely fun-loving.
Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Kay F. and Lillie Smith; sisters, Francis Moore and Vera Hare; brother, James Smith; special friend, Charles Gill; and son, Max Patchin.
Survivors include her daughter, Tracy Johnson and husband Glen, of Amarillo, TX; granddaughters, Morgen, Emorie, and Baileigh Johnson, of Amarillo, TX; one brother, Pac Smith, Hale Center, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends whom she was blessed to have in her life.