Patricia Louise Gainey Sasser

May 31, 2015

Patricia Louise Gainey Sasser, a resident of Cottage Hill, won the victory on May 27, 2015, at Joyce Goldenberg Hospice. She was 68 years old.

Mrs. Sasser was born August 12, 1946, in Pensacola to B.T. and Juanita Gainey. She was a graduate of Pensacola High School where she was known as a gifted pianist. She was married to Rev. James W. Sasser, Sr. for more than fifty years. Beginning at the age of 12, Mrs. Sasser served as pianist at various churches and was the military chapel organist in Izmir, Turkey. She was a faithful and supportive pastor’s wife. She also served many years in children’s ministry but her greatest joy was serving her own children, grandchildren and her husband.

Mrs. Sasser is survived by her husband, James W. Sasser, Sr.; three children, Katherine (Randy) Jackson, James Sasser, and Charles (Leigh) Sasser; nine grandchildren, Brett Wilson, Kevin, Sean, Julie and Hannah Jackson, Cade, Jake and Ella Sasser, and Charley Sasser; two sisters, Sharon (Ron) Kimbro and Reba (Bobby) Kimbro; a brother-in-law, Ray (Elaine) Sasser; a sister-in-law, Sue (Marty) Townsend and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B.T. and Juanita Gainey and a premature infant.

Funeral services will be at Highland Baptist Church in Molino on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 9 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, at 11 a.m. Services will be led by Rev. Brian Calhoun, Rev. Randy Jackson, Rev. Charles Ellzey, and Rev. Darryl Woolery.

Pallbearers are Kevin and Sean Jackson, Cade and Jake Sasser, Byron Ellis, and Bruce, Bryan and Michael Kimbro.

The deacons of Highland Baptist Church are honorary pallbearers.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with the arrangements.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many people who have supported us during Patricia’s illness, including the nursing staff of Sacred Heart Cancer Center.

Great is Thy Faithfulness.

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