Patricia Margaret Keesee

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Patricia Ryan Keesee passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Longview Regional Medical Center in Longview, Texas.  She was 81.

Patricia was born on June 11, 1940, in Longview, Texas to Guy Gerald and Wilma Findley Ryan.  She received her bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University, and her master’s degree from Texas A & M – Commerce.  She taught in the Hooks, Marshall and Linden public schools for over 25 years.  She was a member of several professional education associations, and was a licensed member of the American Radio Relay League. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linden, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy Joe Keesee, a sister Carolyn Haskell, and a son Eddy Keesee.  She is survived by a daughter Kim Williams (John) of Linden, Texas, and a son Todd Keesee of Austin, Texas.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Kade Keesee, Keri Dickson (Ben), Brooke Price (Blake) and Kelsey Stanton (Clifton), great-grandchildren Madison and Corbin Price, Adalynn Stanton, Kylie Dickson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Linden, Texas, on Tuesday, July 27, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Linden Cemetery and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. There will be a viewing Monday, July 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Linden, TX.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and/or to First Baptist Church, 105 E. Graham St., Linden, TX  75563.


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  1. Praying God lifts the family up and wraps you in his loving arms today and during all the days ahead. Love and Prayers! May this sweet lady Rest In Peace!! She was so sweet and amazing!!

  2. Ms. Keesee was one of the greatest influences in my life.
    She was a joyful teacher and coach that I will remember always. She was a wonderful Christian women and touched countless lives.
    Faye Echols Whitlow

  3. Mrs. Keesee was an absolute delight to know. I'll truly miss her in church and I'll really miss her hospitality at Christmas when we'd deliver poinsettias to Masonic widows. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

  4. I was blessed to have had Pat and Coach Kessee in my life. They were teaching/coaching at LKHS when I was a student. Years later, I had the pleasure of getting to know Pat as an adult. What wonderful people they were! I'm very sorry for your loss.

  5. Sending love out to all Keesee family members in this trying time, and sending prayers too that this beautiful woman is now at peace. May God Bless You, Aunt Patricia!

  6. To the family of Pat Keesee,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I first met Pat when I worked in the L-K High School Cafeteria. She was a lovely lady. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you as only he can. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Rosia Burson

  7. Pat was such a wonderful lady. I enjoyed working with her at L-K. She was loved by all. May God give you children and grandchildren peace and comfort at this time.

  8. Prayers of peace and comfort as you hold your precious memories close to your heart in the difficult days ahead.

  9. Patricia (as I called her through our years at THS) and I were friends and neighbors growing up in Talco. We had some really special memories together. My deepest condolences to her family.
    Sincerely, Carolyn

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not know Patricia, but thought highly of her mother, Wilma Ryan Townsend, while she lived in Paris after her marriage to our friend, Judge Cedric Townsend. She spoke often of her children and grans.

  11. Mrs.Keesee was my role model. Always happy with a great spirit. You will be so missed. God be with your family.

  12. I am deeply sorry for your loss and will cherish many wonderful memories of times spent with my dear friend Pat and husband Bill. Because of my own health I will not be able to be with you all at time. know that I love each of you and pray God will give you strength and peace of mind. Betty

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