Weep Not for Me
By an Unknown Author
Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight
I am at peace, my souls at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life
Patricia Ayres Greenhaw, 87, of McDade, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, September 24th, 2021. She was born in Cypress, Florida the first of five children, to William and Lois Ayres, on April 4, 1934. She married Bobby Harris Greenhaw on October 19, 1951 and was the proud mother of three children. She was a life-long member of the McDade Church of Christ. Her most enjoyable moments were spending time with her family and, watching and listening to her husband sing and play the guitar. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and caretaker. She loved gardening and was an amazing southern cook. She had a knack for interior design with a multitude of chicken decorations. She loved jewelry, especially the diamond bling, fashion, and never went anywhere without her purse. She had a spirited attitude with a huge heart for animals.
Patricia worked at Holy Cross Hospital in Austin, Texas for over 15 years as a surgical nurse; an aide at the Elgin Nursing Home and later as a nurse assistant to Drs. William Biel and Kenneth Sherman at the Elgin Family Clinic.
She never recovered from the loss of her beloved husband, Bob who passed away in 2016.
Patricia was preceded in death by both her parents, and her brother, John Ayres. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, Sharon Adcock, Terry and his wife Teresa Greenhaw and family, and Bobby H. Greenhaw, Jr.; sisters Hannah McCarthy of Savannah, Georgia, Anne and husband Ron Dolch, of Grove City, Ohio, and brother, William “Red Boy” and wife Margaret Ayres of Ft. Valley, Georgia; granddaughter Sarah and husband John Buentello and great-grandson, Easton Rio, of Austin. She was surrounded by love from nieces and nephews and their extended families.
Services will be conducted graveside at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery of Killeen, Tuesday, October 19th at 11:00 AM where she will be laid to rest next to her husband which on this day will mark their 70th wedding anniversary, with Brother Ronnie Gregory presiding.
“We will miss you, momma, and we miss daddy. We love you both very much. We know that you are happy to be together and we will celebrate you both for the rest of our lives. Happy 70th anniversary!” - Sharon, Bubba, and Terry
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