Pattye Lavene Oakley

  • Born: June 13, 1932
  • Died: March 26, 2015
  • Location: Trimble, Tennessee

Johnson - Williams Funeral Home

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Newbern, TN 38059

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Pattye Lavene Oakley, 82 of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her residence in Trimble,Tennessee. She and her husband, Dr. William P. Oakley, had called Trimble their home for the last fifteen years where they were involved in the life and ministry of Trimble First Baptist Church..
Born Monday, June 13, 1932, in Dyersburg, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late James Elvis Norman and the late Arkie Mae Stafford Norman. She will be fondly remembered all over the south for her inspiring and comedy skits portraying" Elvira from Booger Hollow." She was a true servant for the Lord and a faithful Pastor's wife serving all aspects of the church, but missions was her passion. Serving as a Sunday School Teacher of over sixty years, she touched many lives with her knowledge. Mrs. Oakley was a member of the Trimble First Baptist Church, Trimble Lion's Club and Trimble Women's Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, March 30, 2015, at Trimble First Baptist Church in Trimble, Tennessee. Officiating this service will be Dr. William P. Oakley and Rev. Joe Oakley. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg,Tennessee. Visitation will be Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Trimble First Baptist Church in Trimble, Tennessee.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of sixty four years, Dr. William P. "Bill" Oakley of Dyersburg, Tennessee, three daughters; Libby George (K.S.) of Dyer, Tennessee, Dianna Seymour (Clark), Plano, Texas and Michelle Walker (Jeffrey) of Blytheville, Arkansas; one son, Rev. Joe Oakley (Deborah) of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sisters, Eleanor Alvord (Robert) of Chicago, Illinois and Joy Maly(Eddie), Southaven, Mississippi; five grandchildren; Jason Oakley (Aubrie), Scott Clement (Marianna), Kristen Sees (Jesse), Willie George (Kathleen) and Patrick Wilkerson (Maria) and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Paul E. Oakley and a sister, Janie Moore.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Wilkerson, Scott Clement, Jason Oakley, Jeffrey Walker, K.S. George, and Clark Seymour, David Saravia and Jesse Sees.
The family ask that memorials be directed to The Mission Fund of Trimble First Baptist Church, P.O. Box # 187, Trimble, Tennessee 38259.
Online condolences may be made to the family at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Pattye Lavene Oakley.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Dave Olsen - Richardson, TX - Co-worker of Dianna   March 30, 2015


We just heard about our beloved Pattye. Our prayers are with you. We love you all and will be in touch soon.

Posted by Gary & Lorre Gookin - Family friends   March 30, 2015


My prayers go up to God for the family. I knew Pattye well in Pueblo, CO. Her daughter Michelle and I were and still are good friends. I spent many days at the Oakley house and remember what a sweet woman Pattye was. I know where she is now and can't wait to see her again in Heaven some day. God Bless the family. Love, Tammy Finn Petrick

Posted by Tammy Finn Petrick - Friend   March 30, 2015

well, glory (as Ms Patty would say) So sorry to hear of your loss, but we know Ms Patty is in heaven with the Lord and pray that you and your family can find comfort in that. May God bless.

Posted by Stan and Linda Haywood - Blytheville, AR - friend   March 29, 2015

Memaw you arectruly missed and were truly loved. Kendarius and I will continue to strive to be our best as you have always encouraged us to do over the years. While we all are sad, I am glad that you are healed in Jesus and safely resting in his arms. To the family you all have our condolences during this time of bereavement. Love you all.

Posted by Shalonda Marshall - Blytheville - step granddaughter   March 29, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oakley family during this time of loss. Our fond memories of Mrs. Oakley during her visits to Texas will always remain.

Posted by Thom & Tammy Wilkins and Family - Dallas, TX - Friend   March 29, 2015

I would like to send my condolences to the family. I remember Mrs.Oakley from when they lived in Pueblo, Colorado she was the sweatiest lady.

Posted by cindy - pueblo, CO   March 29, 2015

Pastor Oakley I am so sorry for your loss, I know I have not seen you or your wife at Kroger or Walmart for a while. I know that you know the God of Comfort. I know your wife is with Jesus, saying oh, I can't wait for my husband to experience this. She truly was a woman of God. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you.

Posted by veronica crudup - dyersburg, TN   March 27, 2015


One of the most precious friend and godly person I know. She was an adopted mom to me.

Posted by Cherry Lovelace - Cordova, TN - Friend   March 27, 2015


You will be dearly missed

Posted by Thomason/Hayes/McCannFamily - Friend   March 26, 2015


I will miss you so much Pattye Lavene, I love you and appreciate all the love, laughter, support through the darkest days of my life, the faith in God you shared with me that I will carry with me for all my days on earth. May you rest in peace with Paul, Grammy, Grandpa Norman, Aunt Lou and so many others that left before you. The lasting impression you made through your love, generosity, hospitality, kindness, faith, positive and energetic way you approached every day, all the great times we had during my summers with you as well as your visits here and the trip you, mom and I made to take me back to my roots, will forever be in my heart as treasured moments. I will so miss your boisterous laugh, and beautiful smile, the bright red lips that spoke words of love and compassion, and the feeling of sitting beside you talking for hours, your hugs, caramel pie and chocolate pie and biscuits. Everything about you I will miss. I love you with all my heart.

Kelly (Mae)

Posted by Kelly Lackey - Southaven, MS - neice   March 26, 2015