Pat Pate Griffith

April 30, 1947 - December 24, 2020

Pat Pate Griffith, 73, of Hamshire, Texas entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Born on April 30, 1947 in Beaumont, she was the first born to Connie and W. L. Pate, Sr.

Pat, or GG as her grandchildren affectionately called her (Pat claimed this was the abbreviation for Gorgeous Grandmother), was a devoted Christian who anyone could count on for empathy, prayer and wise counsel. She is known for her vivacious spirit, loving kindness and joyful demeanor. She brightened any room she entered, and people were naturally drawn to her smile, laugh and sparkling eyes. Pat did not know a stranger and almost every encounter resulted in new friends, admirers, and in many cases, new brothers and sisters in Christ.  

Pat Griffith was a loving sister of the faith and staunch advocate of the gospel. Her greatest desire was for the salvation of mankind and the return of Jesus to a broken world. Her daily routine of study, prayer, supplication, and thanksgiving was first and foremost for her beloved family and friends. For this she prayed continuously with an earnest and loving heart. It is with hopeful assurance of those who knew Pat best, that her advocacy for her loved ones continues in the heavenly realms at the feet of the Messiah. Pat was a Bible believing woman and she took to heart the direction given in 1 Timothy 2:1   First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men. So many of us have been divinely blessed by Pat’s petitions.

Survivors include her daughter Tamara Kelso (Kent) of Martin, TN and son Pate Jones of Newton, TX. Grandchildren are Paten Jones, Kaeden Kelso, Kellan Kelso, and Presley Parra. Brothers and sister W.L. Pate, Jr. (Sherrene), Pam Pate and Robert Pate (Sandy). Nieces and nephews include Suzanne Pate, Jennifer Pate, Devin Riley, Rob Pate and Stefanie Williams. Aunts Barbara Mattison and Bobbie Baggett and Uncles Don Warren and Pat Warren along with numerous cousins.

The family would also like to acknowledge others who were special to her including her beloved sisters-in-law and numerous close friends which include her dedicated prayer warrior sisters with whom she shared many devotions, supplications and miracles and her dear friends who shared a table and coffee at Rao’s on a regular basis. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.L. Sr. and Connie Marie, who provided the foundation of her faith, values, and character. 

A gathering of Pat’s family and friends will be from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Magnolia Cemetery 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont.  Pallbearers include her son, three grandsons, Josh Hansen and Randy Byers. Honorary pallbearers are Devin Riley and Tyler Hansen. If you have a special memory to share, please write it in a card and bring it to Broussard’s or mail it to 16100 Brush Island Rd, Winnie, TX 77665.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to the Hope Women’s Resource Center, 3740 Laurel Ave., Beaumont, TX 77707. 

The family respectfully requests that those attending either the visitation or graveside service stay safe while honoring her memory. Masks, social distancing, and limited interactions with others during visitation are necessary to ensure as safe an event as possible. The family understands that there are those who may not be able to attend because of these concerns. 

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 2291 pine street beaumont tx 77703
  • 12/31/2020
  • 3:00 pm

A Gathering of Ms. Griffith's Family and Friends

A Gathering of Ms. Griffith's Family and Friends
  • 2000 mcfaddin street beaumont tx 77701
  • 12/31/2020
  • 3:49 am

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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Charlotte Zoch

What a huge loss for all who knew her. She was pure joy and was a woman of God. She touched so many lives. She definitely walked the walk and talked the talk.

Diane Gay

So many wonderful memories Pat. Love you and prayers to all your family

Linda Romer

So sorry to know about Pat. A sweet lady has left us. I will remember her loving spirit forever.

Randy Trahan

May you rest in peace. You'll be missed by so many. God Bless your soul

Ava Watson

My sincere condolences for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Ava Watson

Druanne McLemore Bruno

I’ve known Pat Pate since I was just 5 years old! Every Sunday I can remember going to Memorial Baptist Church and afterwards my family and all the Pates going to the Picadilly to eat Sunday lunch! Pat was a wonderful person, so sweet and so kind.......someone that people loved to be around! I just bet our families are waiting with open arms to receive Pat in Heaven . I am so sorry for the family’s loss!! God bless you Bubba, Robert & Pam!! Your in my thoughts and prayers!!

Wayne & Stacy Wilber

We’re so saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. What a sweet & genuine person she was. Truly a loss to the community. Peace be with the family.

Sandy Torrence-Griffin

A bright light was darkened when you left us. .You were a huge prayer warrior to so many. You left us with a piece of your heart.. that you so freely shared. You made a difference in all that you touched. I will miss you. . Sandy. ❤️❤️


What a beautiful & special lady. I will always remember how beautiful she prayed. So filled with the spirit of the Lord our savior. Fly high sweet Pat & may you Rest In Peace!

lyn Carolyn C Lacoste

My thoughts & prayers are with each & all of her family!i pray God with His Almighty Blessings will shower Pat with much peace & Joy as she begins her eternal life in God’s Glorious Kingdom of Heaven

Carole Marsh

Pat was such a wonderful human being. She was a joy to be around & I am so thrilled that we were friends. To know her was to really love caring, loving, and God-filled. She always had a way of making you feel better by just being around her! My deepest sympathy to Tamara, Pate and all the family.

Jean Lack

Sincere condolences to the family. Pat was such a sweet lady. From Jean Jones Lack

Jerry Taucer

My friend, always kind. I will miss her. Rest in heavenly peace.


Sweet Pat, you were the sweetest and strongest prayer warrior full of so much wisdom. I know you are in the presence of our creator and what joy that must fill like. Until we meet again. Love and prayers to your family during this time.

Terri Mathews

I loved Pat so much, and will miss her immensely. She was a loyal friend, and a wonderful prayer warrior. My life is so much better off from knowing her. I will definitely see Pat again. Hugs and prayers for the family and all who knew her.

Liz Sandell

God opened heaven's gate and let you entered with thanksgiving in your heart. "Go sit high on that mountain, your work on here on earth is done."

Farrell Smith

Pat was one of the kindest people on earth. Her love of Our Savior was always with her in everything she did. Debbie and I send our sincerest condolences to W.L., Robert, and Pam. God Bless you all in this most difficult time.

Cole and Carol Gober

Long time close family friend . We will miss her

Ronnie & Peggy Sterling Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

How we smile when we think of you! The kindest person I’ve known..... You will be missed.

brenda petkovsek bean

I"m so sorry of Pat"s passing she was such a great person inside and out, My prayers are with the family. God Bless

Lezlie (Haas) Bobbitt

My heart is saddened to hear of her passing. Ms. Pat always had a warm smile and sweet charm when I would go to the eye doctor. when I was teen. She would sit with me occasionally while I waited to see the doctor and just talk to me. She will always have a special place in my heart. I pray for peace and comfort for the whole family. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered.

Shirley De La Cruz

What a blessing to have known Pat. I was privileged to have worked with her for ten years. We shared many beautiful moments together that I will always cherish. She was like a mother to me as I am sure she was to many others. Rejoice in Heaven, sweet Pat and know that you will be forever missed. My sincerest condolences to her entire family. Shirley

C Keith Hawkes

A beautiful lady, inside and out. Rest In Peace, my friend’. ❤️

Charlene Vaughn

My prayers and condolences to the family. You’ll be missed, Pat

Bridget Sanchez

I’m sadden By the loss of my dear friend. Pat was one of the kindest, loving, most generous person I’ve had the privilege of knowing. She never look down on someone except to pull them up! I was fortunate enough to meet her several years ago and became instant friends. If I didn’t call her, she would call me. The first thing she would say on the phone was, ”hereeey” with that Pat Griffith deep southern drawl, and we would both laugh for a few minutes. I was always fascinated by the people she knew. From ex-president’s to the who’s who in Hollywood!The stories she would tell! I would often kid her by asking her if she covertly worked for the CIA, and she would give me that famous (Pat stare) lol. if you knew her; you would know the stare! To say I’m heartbroken is an understatement! Pat touched the lives of an immeasurable amount of people., There will definitely be a hole in the place where she stood! The lives of those who were blessed enough to meet her will never be the same! The only solace is we who loved her, will one day see her again. 2 Corinthians 5:8” be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” Until then my friend. May God bless her family!

mark spivey


brenda petkovsek-bean

I"m so sorry for your loss. she was such a good person. and impression for all. God Bless . My prayers are with the Family

Sandy Trevino Wigley

Pat was such a loving, caring, woman of God. I met her around 1990 but didn't get the opportunity to know her personally until 2009. We went to intercession together which means we shared personal testimonies often, and I was honored to pray with her when life was somewhat difficult for her.. However, no matter how tough things were, Pat was always ready to serve others in any way she could. I haven't seen her a few years but the last time we ran into each other at a beach retreat service, and we sat in the back catching up. I loved her dearly, as I love her sister, Pam. God will surely say "well done my good and faithful servant".

Diane Cannon

So sorry for the loss of beautiful, sweet Pat! God Bless Her!

Darlene Coleman

Dear children and family, my heartfelt condolences to you. Pat was a great light and a giving, loving Christian and person by her very nature. We were neighbors when she lived on Brandywine and it was a delight to know her. Her beauty and wisdom were always present. I am devastated for your loss but I know where she shines now - in the literal arms of Jesus Christ. My best to you.

Sarah Atwood-Bardwell

Tamara and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I lost two dear friends this summer from this disease and my prayer is for your peace that your Mama is now resting in heaven and no longer in pain. My hope is that soon this horrible disease will be a thing of the past. May our heavenly father send angels to surround you and grant you peace.

Joseph F Fertitta

Sandy and I send our sincere sympathy to the entire Pate family on their loss of Pat. may she rest in peace

Farrah Severs-Young

Pat was an amazing friend. When you spoke, she truly listened. Once she turned her attention to you, you were the only person in the room. When she smiled at you, she meant it. Her hugs were priceless. She lit every room she walked in to. She was kind and gentle. I will miss her forever.

Melanie Maxwell Rivers

To Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, it is a great one. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you will find comfort in your many memories you share and God’s promise at Revelation 21:4

Angela and Ray Baker

Southeast Texas just got a little dimmer but heaven is most certainly brighter! We should follow Pat's example and be bold in our faith. Her smile was contagious and so was her positive attitude. She was a Proverbs 31 woman. Praying for her family and friends.

Mary Munro

Pate family, may the Lord bring you peace and comfort.

Dale Hallmark

Froan old French Buffalo I will always remember her smile and kindness all through our high school years


My sincerest sympathies for the entire family and everyone who is surely impacted by the loss of such a beautiful, wonderful soul. Ms. Pat mentored me, prayed with me and for me and was there for my ‘precious children’ (I can her her voice as I type this). Never have I ever had a better neighbor and friend than she. I’ll miss her sweet texts and the updates from my kiddos when they would bounce across the street to see and spend time with her. Our hearts are broken, yet every single time a tear slips down my cheek I can feel her reminding me that she is beyond elated at where she is now - with our Heavenly Father. ❤️

Dr. Thomas & Mayra Noyola

Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

Jimmy Peacock

Sorry to here of pat,s passing .May god bless her sole. My condolences to the family.

Celeste Salhab and Sunny White

Sending our deepest sympathies to the Pate family. May your wonderful memories sustain you and bring you comfort.

June Harrison DuBois

Remember many good times in school so long ago. Rest in peace sweet one and prayers for your family

Candy Mathis Hollis

Memories of our college days bring me joy. Pam, Robert and W.L., please know that you have my deepest sympathy * Candy Torrence Hollis

Deidra Gonzales Harvey

Tamara and Pate, I’m so sorry for the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. What wonderful memories you have to cherish. Praying for y’all amidst this hard time. Love you guys!

Robin and Herman Gerhardt

Our dear friends the pate family. We are so sorry for your loss Pat was always so very friendly and yes her eyes and her smile were so beautiful and welcoming. Such a fun lady she will be missed. Love and prayers to all of you. Herman and Robin

Barbara Mozley

Pat and I were pretty good friends and crossed paths often and she always took time to stop and visit and catch up and all . She knew Pam and I were good friends .So she would have to fill me in on some new tidbit. She was so easy to talk to and a friend to everyone. She will certainly be missed by many.

Danny Hetzel

You brightened our day each and every time we saw you. God has a Special Angel at his side. Love and Prayers to Friends and Family. Danny and Edna

Sharon Abel Aiden

Pat Pat we will miss you sorely. Words cannot express the loss we have in our hearts of you. You forever made a change in our lives when you stepped into them. I can remember over 10 years ago when I met you and instantly we connected for a life change Enjoy and rest in your new mansion

Judi and Ronnie Benoit

Ronnie and I are so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a real sweetheart. Very dear to us both. Come and follow Me, I will bring you Home.

Larry Burnside

Pat Had a very uplifting spirit , and was a pleasure to be around . So sorry for the Pate family loss She will surely be missed by all .

Jim and Sherry Shell

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat's family during this difficult time.

Gwen Smith

.Pat, Pat, Pat to know her was to love her.. She was such a great friend. She loved God, her family, her friends and I also got to know her as a coworker. She always had something to share with you, how she loved Rao’s., decorating trees at the Civic Center and so many other things and it all made her happy. God Bless you my sweet friend. You are missed.