Patricia Massie, age 85, a business teacher and chorus teacher, piano teacher and choir director at First Baptist Church, Paris, KY, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She was born April 1, 1937, in Paris, daughter of the late Harold Dotson and Rena Rankin Tolson. She was a graduate of Paris High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University. Pat married Jack Massie on May 2, 1959, at First Baptist Church in Paris.
In addition to her husband, Pat is survived by two sons, Rick (Lynn) Massie, and Rob (Shari) Massie; two grandchildren, Jordan (Jill) Massie, Brynne Massie; four great-grandchildren, Jaxon Massie, Juliana Massie, Ezra Bowens, Josiah Bowens; a brother, John Tolson; and special friends, Jamie Massie and James Bowens. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ron Massie; and her stepfather, John Boyd Tolson.
She was a devout follower and believer of Jesus, a loyal wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She remembered every cousin, near or distant, every student, and every friend, nobody was forgotten. She held everyone so near to her heart and her empathy and thoughtfulness impressed us the most. Everyone was made to feel important, and she genuinely cared.
She was fascinating on the piano, a true musical beast. She rarely missed a sports game, and she was one of the loudest in the stands. She loved her Reds and called them out from her kitchen seat on a first-name basis if they committed an error. She loved her family relentlessly, and her faith never wavered. You don’t find many like her anymore.
A Celebration of Life to be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at First Baptist Church-Paris. www.hintonturner.com