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Patsy Means

January 24, 1933 — February 12, 2023


Patsy Lou Smith Means, 90, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama passed
away on Sunday, February 12, 2023. She was born at Coalgate,
Oklahoma on January 24, 1933 to Richard Collins Smith and Odney Mary
Kent Smith. Patsy attended schools in Coal County, Oklahoma and
graduated from Coalgate High School in 1950. After graduation, she
worked in bookkeeping and insurance in Idabel, Oklahoma and Dallas,
Texas. She moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1952 where she met
her husband, Carl Means. They moved to Alabama in 1968 making the
Tarrant community their home.

She was a Christian of the Baptist faith and an active member of Boyles
Baptist Church in Tarrant for over 30 years. A devoted wife, mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother, her joy was serving her family as a
committed homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Roger Carl Means and wife, Lynne, of
Birmingham and her daughter, Kay Lanell Means Carter and husband, Joe,
of Trussville. Mrs. Means is also survived by a granddaughter, Carlee
Elizabeth Means Green, and husband, Jason, and a grandson, Andrew
Thomas Carter. Her great grandchildren are Amelia Scott Green, Nathan
Lee Green, and Maddox Tillman Green.

Other survivors include a sister, Sue Smith Sartin of Atoka, Oklahoma and
a brother, Jimmy Smith and wife, Linda, of Duncan, Oklahoma along with
many beloved nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Carl Nathan
Means, her parents, and 3 brothers - Leon, Raymond, and infant brother
Smith - and two sisters - Laura Fay Smith and Wanda Smith Childers.

Chapel Services will be held Friday, February 17, 2023 at Jefferson
Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville, Alabama at 12:00 noon with visitation
beginning at 10:30 a.m. Graveside will follow the service at Jefferson
Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be made to:

Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes, 2681 Rocky Ridge Lane, Birmingham,
Alabama, 35216, or a ministry of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Viewing

Friday, February 17, 2023

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 17, 2023

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