Patricia Guin McCasland Knight-Shipman
2/21/1942 - 2/7/2020

 

Patricia Guin McCasland Knight-Shipman, age 77 passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 in her home surrounded by family.  She was born February 21, 1942 in Bonham, Texas to Homer and Sylvia McCasland.  She married James Shipman June 5, 2011.  Pat was a member of First Christian Church of Lone Oak.

Patís diverse work history included management positions, Weight Watchers counselor, entrepreneur, seamstress, and interior decorator.  Her love of beauty influenced her decorating career and made her home, as well as clientsí homes, welcoming havens for family and friends.  Patís most recent creative projects were shadow boxes with meaningful jewelry designed specifically for each recipient.  She was determined to, and did complete, the final shadow box for a loved family member shortly before her passing.  Patís natural warmth and hospitality made her home a gathering place for many, many, planned and unplanned get-togethers.  She and husband, James, hosted weekly dinner parties with beautiful table settings and good conversation making guests always feel welcome and eagerly anticipate each gathering.  Pat enjoyed a long-time membership with ďBunco GalsĒ whose members provided many meals the last weeks of her life.  Patís love and hospitality included hosting high school reunions from her Caddo Mills graduating class of 1960.  In the past, Pat hosted several luncheons for older widows and casual acquaintances to encourage and brighten their lives.  Giving didnít stop with personal relationships.  Pat was a long-time volunteer for the Follies working on costumes and Angel Party Committees helping wherever she was needed.  Pat was also a volunteer with the Greenville Entertainment Series and sold memberships for many years.  Patís kindness, loving spirit, caring heart, and Christian beliefs were a positive influence on all who knew her.  If there was a need, whether physical or emotional, Pat was always there to help and encourage.  Patís love, and compassion, is her legacy and will remain in the hearts of her loved ones and all whom she touched, long after her passing. 

She is survived by her husband James Shipman, brother Lenis Derrell McCasland and wife Judy, daughter Melissa Gae Knight  and her beloved, Steve Plaugher, son Juddson Paul Knight and wife Kelley, daughter Jocelyn Pade Knight Fitzgerald and husband Riley, grandchildren Foster Sheffield and wife Sharon, Faith Sheffield, Sarah Bearce, Morgan Benton and husband Garland, Amy Doyle, Cole Knight and wife Lindy, David Weaks, Kolton Fitzgerald, Dillon Fitzgerald, Marley Knight, Lane Fitzgerald, Ricky Cope, numerous great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many loving friends.  She was preceded in death by parents, brother Virgil McCasland, sister Verda McCasland, brother Curtis Glen McCasland.

Visitation will be held at Coker Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas on Saturday, February 8th from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.   Her big event will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville, Texas on Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 P.M.

ďCarry me out in styleĒ, Cole Knight, David Weaks, Foster Sheffield, Ryker Sheffield, Garland Benton, Caston Kirby, Riley Fitzgerald, Dave Compton, Hew Hamilton and Tommy Rigsby. Honorary pallbearers will be the Guys of the 1960 Graduating Class of Caddo Mills, Lynn Hudson, Danny Payne, Jerry Buchanan, Aaron G. Williams, David Ayers, J.E. McMahan and Tommy Williams.




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