Patricia Jo Henry Aycock, age 86, of Carlisle, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021. She was born August 30, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Freida and Orville Henry, Sr. She retired from the Carlisle School District in 1998 where she worked after serving over 20 years as a United States Air Force wife.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, the love her life, Christopher (Tommy) Carroll Aycock. Pat was also proceeded in death by her five brothers and two sisters.
She was always strong-willed and organized. She had to be to raise three daughters. Pat and Chris moved around the country and even around the world, and they were always an inspiration to their girls. Pat made a point to be thoughtful and kind. Anyone who knew her could attest to her always being dressed and ready for every situation. She loved spending time with her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. And, they all loved visiting their Nanny. She was a long-time member of Carlisle United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed lunch at the Senior Citizen’s Center. She also loved spending time with her ladies’ group.
Pat was definitely independent but also devoted to her husband. She spent the last six months without Chris and proved she could do everything on her own, but she did things on her time, and she chose to join him.
Patricia is lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Susan (Steve) Bullington, Carol (Douglas) Wilson, Traci (Mike) Burnham. Nanny will be missed by her six grandchildren, Ryan (Rachel) O’Quinn, Katy (Chris) Smith, Lauren (Daniel) Hawthorne, Mallory (Gray) Millsap, Chase (Jane) Burnham, and Dylan Burnham. Nanny also has three great-grandchildren, Karsyn & Kori Smith and Cooper Hawthorne, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Friday, June 4th at 10:00 AM at the Hazen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the 20th Century Club at hopeawayfromhome.com, the First United Methodist Church of Carlisle or St. Jude’s Hospital.