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.
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As an extraordinary lady in many ways, Mrs. Pat left a legacy that will be dearly cherished by all those who knew her. Retired CMSgt Chris Aycock was not the only strong, effective leader in their family. Mrs. Pat’s leadership skills were deeply appreciated and admired in her service to the Carlisle School District as well as to the Carlisle community at large. She knew how to get things done and done well. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance to Mrs. Pat’s family and many friends.
My heart hurts with you as your Mom leaves us to be with her husband and other family members in heaven. I know she has share a hug with Tommy Matthews. They are rejoicing and they are in no pain,for that I’m thankful but sad bo be here without them. I truly loved your Mom and Dad,they accepted me with loving arms when I married their nephew. Love to all and prayers for comfort at this difficult time.
Your sweet mom, Ms. Pat, always had the most beautiful smile! I loved visiting with her about how you girls were doing and getting caught up about her precious grands!! (I had saved Susan’s daughter’s wedding article from the Dem-Gazette to take to her.) She was a wonderful cook and her recipe that is an all-time favorite of mine is her chicken salad! Also, Ms. Pat and Mr. Chris
were wonderful neighbors to my mom, before she left to go to assisted living. I appreciated that so much.
Even though I haven’t seen you all in years, I could always depend on Traci and
Carol to babysit!
You all are in my heart and prayers! You and your families are such a legacy for Ms. Pat. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.
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