Patricia "Paddi" Ann Dollinger Gilstrap

April 30, 1951 - May 18, 2021

Patricia Ann “Paddi” Gilstrap, age 70, formerly of Chatham, Louisiana passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021. She was born on April 30,1951 to Lucille and Francis O. Dollinger of Beaumont, Texas. She was a graduate of Kelly High School in 1969.  

She enjoyed traveling just to take in the beauty of various states. She loved nothing more than her husband, kids, grandkids, and family, and would do anything for them at the drop of a hat. Her laugh was unmistakable and could light up the room no matter the situation.  She never met a stranger and could talk for hours. Her love was widespread and easily noticed. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered by all those who were blessed to know her. 

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Gilstrap of Chatham; sons; Andy McBeath and his wife, Kristi, of Beaumont; Chris McBeath and his wife, Blossom of Bradenton, Florida; Joel McBeath and his wife, Rikki, of Evadale; grandsons, Gavin Ewing, Avery, Kade, Kyler, & Kase McBeath; brother, Ken Dollinger and wife, Michelle, of Beaumont and son, Cam; niece Jaclyn Cansler and husband, Jason, of Beaumont and son Reid.  Along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones left behind.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Lucille Dollinger and Francis O. Dollinger.

A gathering of Mrs. Gilstrap’s family and friends will be 2:00 p.m., with her memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Memorial Service

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  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
  • 05/23/2021
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Gathering of Family and Friends

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Kay and Dexter McBeath

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry, Andy & Kristi, Chris & Blossom, Joel & Rikki, Kade,Kyler,Kase and Gavin. May your wonderful memories of Paddi and the love & support of family and friends help you through this extremely difficult time.

Sandra Woodard

Rest in Eternal Peace my friend. I will miss you forevermore. Our conversations, our puzzles, just everything..... Love you...

Angie McGuinness

Jerry, Andy, Chris, Joel and Family My heart is broken learning of my sweet Paddi’s passing. She was such passionate person. Loved with all her heart and had a contagious laugh. I have so many fun memories of her. Prayers for all of you

Karen Wrigley Cannon

Paddi and I worked together at the DMN and she introduced me to my daughter’s dad, Jack. We had many special times together and my heart is hurting for her family. Praying for you all.

Sandra Womack

Ken, Michelle and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and strength for you and your family. Treasure the memories as they will get you through the days ahead.

Teresa McBeath

My heart hurts for this lose, may peace be with the entire family. Paddi was a very special girl, one of my favorite people of all times. Will miss this wonderful, special lady

Nancy McBeath

Paddi had such a wonderful sense of humor. She was always laughing and having fun. She will be missed. My condolences to her sons.

Rex McBeath

Andy, Christopher, Joel and families So saddened about your/our lost. Your mother was a grand lady. Melinda said it best when breaking the bad news to me, 'She sure was a lot of fun.' Yes she was and we are all better for having been able to share so many good times with her. Bless all of you.

Melinda Horton

Dear boys, words cannot express the saddest felt upon learning of your mothers passing. Love and laughter Will always be what I remember best about Paddi. All the fun and sunny days together. The Angels in heaven are in for some laughter and merriment Her love still abounds. We will miss her always. Until we meet again Paddi. Love to you boys and your families.

Danny Williams/Donna Lewis

Ken and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Please accept my sympathy and prayers during your time of sorrow and loss.