October 27, 1951 - January 2, 2022
Shirley Jean Patman, 70, devoted wife, precious mother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2, 2022. Shirley was born October 27, 1951 in Garland, Texas to Maury and Anne Marie (Nilges) Tomlinson, both of whom preceded her in death. Shirley loved to travel around and find new places that she had never seen before. Her favorite travel companion was her beloved husband, Phil Patman, and together they truly enjoyed each excursion and the many memories they made together. She and Phil married January 4, 1975 at Good Shepherd Church in Garland, Texas. They were blessed with their son, Christopher, who also was the light of Shirley’s life. When Shirley wasn’t traveling, she could be found at home spending time with her family and keeping up with each of her siblings. Her brothers and sisters lived out of town, and even out of the state giving Shirley and Phil more reasons to travel and keep family gatherings a priority. Shirley worked for Garland ISD and Como-Pickton ISD for many years as a Physical Education teacher and she treasured the one-on-one time she was able to spend with her students both in class and during practices, instilling a love for physical activity in their lives. Shirley leaves a beloved legacy of love and light to not only her family, but to everyone she met and whose lives she touched. Shirley leaves her memory to be cherished by her husband of 47 years, Phil Patman; her son, Christopher Patman; brothers: Terry Tomlinson and wife Mary Lou of Maggie Valley, NC. Don Tomlinson and wife Krissy of Bells, TX, and Charles Tomlinson and wife Marissa of Dallas, TX; sisters: Jan Slevin of Grapevine, TX and Nita Halcomb and husband, John of Duncanville, TX as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family, and countless friends, all of whom will miss Shirley greatly. A Celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel. For those desiring, memorials in Shirley’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.
Shirley Jean Patman, 70, devoted wife, precious mother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2, 2022. Shirley was born October 27, 1951 in Garland, Texas to Maury and Anne... View Obituary & Service Information
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