Patsy Gayle Stanford Nicholas, age 75, a resident of Belen, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Patsy was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Belen, where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She loved painting, camping, fishing at the lake and "rocking." A member of the Valencia Art Center, Patsy had one multiple awards for her paintings. She enjoyed listening to church hymns and old country and will be remembered as a loving Grammy.
Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Nicholas; parents, Truman and Jettie Stanford; brothers, Truitt Stanford and Harvey Stanford and a sister, Maxine Marshall. She is survived by her children, Melissa Nicholas Ellis and husband, Warren of Milton, FL and Jaret Nicholas of Belen; grandchildren, Felicity, Trenton, Caleb and Ava and was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Belen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Trenton Nicholas, Caleb Ellis, Paul Lamb and Warren Ellis.
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