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Patricia "Patsy" Jean Peck, 73, Orange


Last updated 8/10/2021 at 11:05am

Patricia “Patsy” Jean Peck, 73, of Orange, passed away on August 3, 2021, in Houston. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A small private family gathering will be held to celebrate the life and legacy of Patsy.

Born in Pasadena, Texas, on April 12, 1948. She was the 2nd child and eldest daughter to Charles Leroy Ellis and Juanita LeDoux Ellis. She retired from Orange County and went on to work for many years as a travel agent, where she took great joy in making people’s dream vacations come true.

A beautiful person inside and out with a smile and personality that could light up a room. That was Patsy. To know her was to love her. Her laugh and outlook on life was infectious. If you looked in Webster for the definition of nurturer, you would find Patsy’s photo. It was the core of who she was. Whether it was family, friends, or at work, she could be found going above and beyond to take care of the people in her life. She loved unconditionally no matter the circumstances. She was dealt some tough blows in her lifetime, but never let it stop her from providing a lifetime of love, care, and devotion to those she loved always fighting to advocate for her family.

She was the best Granny and Mom who adored her daughters and grandchildren and loved making memories with them. She was an amazing strong and kind-hearted woman who was loyal to a fault as she always put her family’s needs above her own. She was truly a woman of God exuding light and love to all who crossed her path.

The beach was her happy place where she experienced peace and joy. She inherited the love of the beach from her mother and enjoyed many days laughing and relaxing at her friend’s beach house with an amazing group of ladies who loved her with all their hearts.

Life will never be the same without her. Our hearts are broken, and life just doesn’t seem fair. We will miss her terribly. She was a spark to all who knew her and never failed to leave us all cracking up even though we’re not sure she even realized how funny she actually was.

She has finished her race and is home with Jesus. As a friend wrote, “it is we who are left behind who will have to adapt! I know she would say don’t fret over me, I’m fine!” That was Patsy. A treasure. One of a kind.

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Juanita Ellis; and her daughter, Crystal Strohmaier. She is survived by her daughter, Jayne Wittschen and husband Kevin of Cypress; grandchildren, J.T. Clanton, Lauren Michelle, Dane Wittschen, and Jace Wittschen; great-grandchildren, Harmony Beck and AnnaLise Beck; and siblings, Chuck Ellis (Maridee), Donna Ellis-Cotten (Charlie), Gary Ellis (Diann) and Darla Brack (Dan).

Patsy’s greatest concern was making sure her grandchildren would be taken care of when she was gone. She always stood in the gap for others in every area of her life. Now, it’s our turn to stand in the gap for her. We ask that you send her family love, prayers, and words of encouragement as they learn a new way of living on this earth. In doing that, we will honor Patsy’s life of selflessness that she lived, and her legacy of love will live on.


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