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Patricia Lea Henderson Oswalt, 81, Orange

Patricia Lea Henderson Oswalt, 81 of Orange Texas, left her worldly home on April 8, 2023.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at East Gate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor, Texas. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, at East Gate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor.

Pat was born March 16, 1942, in Goose Creek, Texas to Claude E. Henderson and Johnnie Smith Henderson.

Pat leaves behind her loving husband of 59 years, J.H. Oswalt of Orange, Texas.

She was also survived by her three sons and one daughter. Keith Oswalt and wife Amy of Huxley. Steve Oswalt and wife Kim of Center. Randy Oswalt and wife Daneen of Thicket. Carol Flanigan and husband Don of Orange. Granddaughters: Haley Parks and husband Will of Huxley. Rachel Noack and husband Darrel of Thicket. Malorie Flanigan of Orange and Whitney Flanigan of Orange. Amanda Parks and husband, Mike of Clute. Dena Riley and husband, Chuck of Mauriceville. Great grandchildren: Easton, Rhett, and Bryce Parks, Carsyn Noack, Landon and Matthew Ashwell, Arianna and Daisy Parks, Baylee Smith, and MaKynsee Riley. Two sisters, Peggy James and Shirley Fisher of Orange. Sister-in-law Jo Ann Henderson of Silsbee. Four Sister-in-Laws, Margie Cutaia of Orange. Martha Rogers and husband Jim of Orange. Patsy McDonald and husband Mike of Porter. Linda Oswalt of Orange. As well as numerous nephews, nieces, and other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Claude and Johnnie Henderson. Brothers, Charles, Clarence, Ralph, and Harold Henderson. Sisters Berniece Taylor and Margaret McCugh. Jay and Pat are members of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor, Texas.

Pat retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital. However, her love and passion was being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She enjoyed the Spring when flowers were in bloom, Summers, canning, and putting up vegetables from the garden Jay raised. In her early years she loved to sew.

Most importantly, Jay and Pat raised their children in church, teaching them to know and love the Lord. Pat was a fierce prayer warrior. Her children and grandchildren always knew they could depend on her to pray, and they knew she was only a phone call away.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends that knew her and loved her.

Serving as pallbearers will be Darrel Noack, Will Parks, Chad Henderson, Kevin McCugh, Jeff Henderson, and Brent McDonald.

Honorary pallbearers are Dale Henderson, Robert Perales, Dan Brack, and Darwin Brack.


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