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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dave Olsen - Richardson, TX

“We just heard about our beloved Pattye. Our prayers are with you. We love you all and will be in touch soon. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Gary & Lorre Gookin

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tammy Finn Petrick - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Stan and Linda Haywood - AR

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Shalonda Marshall - Blytheville

“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...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Thom & Tammy Wilkins and Family - TX

“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. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: cindy - pueblo, CO

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: veronica crudup - dyersburg, TN

“One of the most precious friend and godly person I know. She was an adopted mom to me. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Cherry Lovelace - Cordova, TN

“You will be dearly missed ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Thomason/Hayes/McCannFamily

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Kelly Lackey - Southaven, MS


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 johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Pattye Lavene Oakley.

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