ARLINGTON -- Patsy Mae Nation, 84, a lifelong Arlington resident, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and nanny, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Arlington. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Dr. L. Dennis Smith officiating. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home. Patsy was born March 6, 1931, in Arlington to Boyd Lawson and Lela Mae Noah Lawson, a pioneer Arlington family. She was a devout Christian lady who raised a house load of kids and was known for her beans and cornbread. Patsy was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church. She was a former public school teacher. She enjoyed quilting with her sister, Lillie Ruth Couch, cooking and sewing. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bruce Lawson. Survivors: Husband of 63 years, David Ivan Nation; sons, John Nation and wife, Sandra, David Hunter Nation and wife, Laura, Richard "Dickey" Nation, Andrew Nation and wife, Regina, and Bruce Nation and wife, Annette; daughter, Susanna Tate and husband, Jeff; sister, Lillie Couch; grandchildren, Jacob, Rebekah, Kathryn, James and Madison; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. I remember attending Patsy and David’s wedding 63 years ago as well as the birth of each of their 5 children-even Susanna’s birth while I was in Vietnam. The Lawson/Nation families helped form the foundation of what Arlington is all about. Patsy will be remembered fondly and missed greatly.

  2. Patsy and David were life long friends of my Mother, Molly Dalton – all proud members of the Arlington High School Colts Family. Kathy and I had the privilege of living across the street from this wonderful family for almost 20 years…she will be missed.

  3. Sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing, May God grant you peace in knowing she was loved and will be A new world with out troubles. A world where God has promised us forever life.

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