Patsy Lee Stephenson

07/22/1938 - 11/16/2020


The family of Patsy Lee Stephenson will celebrate her life of 82 years at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Littlefield Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM at Monterey Baptist Church, Lubbock. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, November 20, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of the health of her family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the services. The service will be live-streamed on this page, where you are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy.

Patsy Shedd Lee Stephenson was freed from her earthly body on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. She was 82 years old.

The youngest of nine children, Patsy was born to Daniel Steve and Willie Mae Shedd in Emory, Texas on July 22, 1938. The Shedd family moved to Whitharral, Texas in 1943 where Patsy attended school and excelled in volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and academics. She was the Salutatorian of her Whitharral High School graduating class in 1956. Her lifetime career was with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (SWBTC) where she worked for over 40 years. Patsy was an active member of Monterey Baptist Church in Lubbock. She loved the Lord, studied her Bible daily, and was a devoted prayer warrior.

She was married to Don Lee until his death in 1979. Much later in life, Patsy married her high school sweetheart, Coda Stephenson, in 2010.

Patsy was always kind in her thoughts, words, and actions and even during her difficult struggle with cancer, she continued to live a life filled with grace. Her culinary talents were enjoyed by many through the years and her hand sewn silky, satin baby blankets were special gifts. There are many stories of toddlers, teens, and young adults who still treasure one of Patsy’s blankets.

She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Vada Mae Rylant, C. D. Shedd, Bo Shedd, Nellie Bell O’Rear, and Delvina Gage and grandson, Gregory Evan Lee.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Coda Stephenson and children Greg Lee and wife, Cheryl of Lubbock; Teresa Lee Weaver and husband, Mark of Lubbock; and Lesa Stephenson Reed and husband, Leslie of Ransom Canyon. Grandchildren are Trevor Lee, Parker Lee, Molly Weaver, Mindy Weaver, Kristen Beckham and husband David all of Lubbock; Jennie Roster and husband Dustin of Iowa; Randy Reed and wife Jamie of Wyoming; Kristi Epton and husband Jeremy of Rockwall, Texas. Patsy and Coda have been blessed with 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Peggy Williams and husband, Jerry of Abilene; Erelene Webb of Levelland; and Jo Dan Waters of Lubbock. Her beloved extended family includes many nieces and nephews, lifelong Whitharral friends, church family, and SWBTC friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Kerry Hendershot, Dr. Mike Owen, and Dr. Kiran Yalamanchili for their compassionate care.


Patsy’s life can be memorialized with donations to Monterey Baptist Church, 3601 50th Street, Lubbock, TX  79413 or Whitharral Alumni Association, P. O. Box 225, Whitharral, TX  79380.

Life Tribute


Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:6:00 pm
End Time:8:00 pm

Memorial Service

Location: Monterey Baptist Church
Start Time:3:00 pm
End Time:4:00 pm



6 Comments on “Patsy Lee Stephenson”

  1. Lifelong friend…. I think we were in the Beginners Sunday School Department in the 40’s as I cannot remember a time when I did not know Patsy. God has blessed many of us through her friendship. We will miss her. Our prayers go out to all the family but especially for Coda and the sisters. May His comfort sustain in the darkest hours.

  2. Aunt Patsy will be greatly missed. She was a kind, thoughtful, fashionable lady. She always had a smile and a hug for me making me feel loved no matter how long it had been between our visits. I am keeping my Grandma Erelene and all the family in my thoughts at this difficult time.

  3. Love you Patsy, Prayers for the precious family. I know that god got the best

  4. Patsy you were a warrior. Gifts of kindness and love always were a given in your life. You will be missed here but Heaven is rejoicing and you are singing Hallelujah and God’s praises.

  5. Oh Patsy, how many hours I spent in your home as we were growing up in dear and wonderful Whitharral. I loved all those Shedds and Patty being the youngest, she was always tagging along with Peggy and me. God be with your precious family in the coming days. Precious memories.

  6. My little sister, Patsy Rue, left a legacy of love and caring. She is missed and will be missed as long as I am on this earth.
    To Coda…thank you for blessing and loving her. We love you!
    To Teresa, Mark, Molly & Mindy…you are forever loved by our family.
    To Greg, Cheryl, Trevor & Parker…our family will forever love you.
    Your mom, grandmommy, G was so proud of every one of you and loved you to the ends of the earth! Which we know has no end!
    Lesa, Leslie & your family….thank you for accepting and loving Patsy.
    Until we meet my sister in heaven, we will love and miss her, Peggy Joyce & Jerry

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