Patricia E. BEARDEN
Patricia E. BEARDEN
  • November 18, 1943 - March 15, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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"Our Beautiful Mother, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, Patricia Elizabeth, went to be with our Lord and Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. Patricia E. Bearden had the highest faith in our Lord within herself, within her heart. She believed in Jesus Christ our Savior and welcomed him into her heart, life and spirit.

Her Mother, Marjorie E. Morphew, and father, Robert Lawson Morphew, had Patricia on Nov. 18, 1945, in Hot Springs, Ark. Patricia was the oldest of four siblings: Robert Wayne, Linda Lou and Michael Allen. She graduated Hot Springs High School in 1962. Soon after she graduated school, she met Charles Michael (Mickey) Bearden. They fell in love and married and had their first born, Kelly Deann, and three other children followed: Kerry Robert, Jeffery Michael and Jaime Dawn. These four children Patricia cherished and loved for all her days.

There was nothing in the world that she would not do for her children. Patricia was a very hard-working woman. She worked most of her life to be able to help support her family. She held different jobs throughout her younger years, but when her brother Robert Wayne opened one of the first Radio Shacks in Hot Springs, she began working with him. She worked with her brother Robert Wayne for many years. When her husband Mickey wanted to open his own BBQ restaurant, she helped him get the business started and would work all day at the Radio Shack, when her day was done there, she would go help out at the restaurant to help Mickey and her children run the Que. She quickly became known as the BBQ Queen of Hot Springs. Patricia was blessed with five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart. They were a blessing to her everyday that she got to spend time with them.

Patricia and Mickey were known as one of the most sharpest couple around. They were asked by a photographer one day back in the early 1960s to get on their Sunday best and walk downtown Hot Springs so he could take a picture of them and make post cards out of them to represent Hot Springs, Ark. Patricia was one of the most Beautiful Ladies in Hot Springs. She was told by many on several occasions that she was more beautiful than Elizabeth Taylor. When she was in her late teens, she was asked by a Movie Star from Hollywood, who was visiting Hot Springs at the time, to come back with him and he would put her in the movies. Patricia asked her mother Marjorie and She Said ... no way!

Patricia loved life itself. She was a woman not of many words, but full of wisdom, Intellect and common sense. She loved the world and the world loved her. She cherished all the days, doing fun and exciting things with her loved ones. Whether it was take a trip to another town, state, country or just to go downtown Hot Springs to do some shopping. She loved going to the track with her mom and playing the ponies. Patricia also had a great love for pets ... especially poodles. She cherished all of her puppies that she had throughout her life. Patricia never met a stranger and everyone that met her, fell in love with her. Her personality was as bright and big as her beautiful smile. Her Green eyes would captivate and hold you, and you would be mesmerized by her beautiful black hair.

We will miss you Mom, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Cousin … We all will miss You, Your graciousness, Your beauty, Your everything! May your soul, body and spirit rest in everlasting peace. Go jump those clouds with all those puppies that you so cherished. Until we meet again, farewell for now. We love you then — we love you now and we will love you forever! Your Family and Your Friends. Mickey and son, Jeff along with Patricia’s Mom and Dad are awaiting and welcoming her into their arms."

The Family of Patricia E. Bearden would like to thank the ICU nurses at National Park, Angie, Crystal, Sherri and Daniel, that took extra special care of our Mother. Special thanks to Angie in ICU/National Park that gave her the special attention she needed. Thanks again to all for all your caring and loving efforts.

A Celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at Gross Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, with Brother Teddy Frye officiating.