Friday, September 25, 2015
Patsy Yvonne Paulk died peacefully in her sleep at 3:25am on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after dealing with kidney failure at Memorial Northeast Hospital in Humble, Texas. She was a resident of Regent Care of Kingwood, TX for the last several months of her life after suffering a cerebral stroke in October, 2013. She was born on July 21, 1937 at home in West Frankfort, Illinois to Ervin Dial McClintock and Mary Marie McClintock nee Fleming, the second daughter in a family with 5 children. She married Embree Edward Paulk of West Frankfort, Illinois on December 4, 1955. To this union were born four children, Debra Lynn, Michael Edward, Pamela Susan and Randall Howard. She and Edward were residents of only a few towns during their marriage. Of note was Dyersburg, Tennessee, where she served as the assistant business manager and accountant for the Internal Medicine Clinic in Dyersburg for almost 20 years. She moved backed to West Frankfort and continued her career with several medical establishments in the southern Illinois area before retiring in 2004.
She became a Christian in 1960 and loved serving her Lord in the Baptist Church through teaching children in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and choir. She was a dedicated mother and loving wife staying at home to raise four children and help with several grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ervin Dial McClintock and Mary Marie Fleming McClintock; her husband, Embree Edward Paulk; one brother, Lloyd Wayne McClintock; one sister, Eva Geraldine Castleman; one son, Michael Edward Paulk; one daughter, Pamela Susan Paulk and one grandson, Stephan Nicolas Paulk.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Debra Lynn and John Stephen Smith of Humble, TX and son and daughter-in-law, Randall Howard and Martha Ellen (Campbell) Paulk of Humble, TX, grandchildren: Jonathan Edward Smith of Greensboro, NC; Jennifer Lynn Smith of Austin, TX; Specialist Joshua Stephen Smith (Army) currently based in Hawaii; Aiden Michael Paulk and Kelly Elizabeth Paulk of Humble, TX; Christopher Paulk and Stephanie Nicole Kissell (husband, Derrick) of Tennessee. In addition, she is survived by Billie Ray McClintock (her brother) and wife Reba Jean McClintock of Roxana, IL; Richard Lee McClintock (brother) and wife Betty Ann McClintock of Augusta, GA; sister-in-law, Kaye McClintock of West Frankfort, IL and brother-in-law, Floyd Castleman also of West Frankfort, IL as well as two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on September 28, 2015 at 11:00 am at Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois. The service will be officiated by Dr. Brett Beasley of Second Baptist Church, West Frankfort, Illinois with music by Jerry Harkins of West Frankfort, IL. Graveside services will be held at East Fork Cemetery in West Frankfort, Illinois. No visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Fork Cemetery for care and maintenance of the cemetery. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.
Online condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com