Patricia Kathleen Hanson (64) of Gatesville passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Temple, Texas. Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2022, at East Main Church of Christ.
Patty was born on July 30, 1957, in Houston, TX to Henry and Frankie (Swindle) Meeks. She was the youngest of four siblings and attended school in Indian Gap, TX.
She married James Hank Hanson on July 12, 1999, in Hamilton, Texas. They were married for 22 years until his passing in 2012. Patty worked as a nurse’s aide for 35 years in Hamilton area nursing homes. She loved her job and adored her patients. Patty enjoyed spending her free time fishing and camping. She liked to cook, loved animals, and never missed a special occasion to send thoughtful cards and sweet notes to friends and family. Patty was a longtime member of the Gatesville Church of Christ. She loved listening to old gospel music and going to church. Her family is comforted knowing that by her faith and devotion to the Lord, she is now at peace and free from her pain. “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Patty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Hank Hanson; mother, Frankie Deene Swindle Meeks; father, Henry Chalmer Meeks Sr.; brother, James Dewey Meeks; and brother, Henry Chalmer Meeks Jr.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory a son, Patrick Porter of Fort Worth; sister, Barbara Meeks Williams and husband Frank of Gatesville; sister-in-law Karen Meeks of Flower Mound; sister-in-law Michelle Meeks of San Antonio; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends who she loved very much.
The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to the Gatesville Church of Christ for welcoming Patty in with love and grace, and for the support you’ve given throughout her long illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage donations to your local community churches to help members in their times of illness and personal need.