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Tom Robertson

Dear Bill and family, Just read the sad news of Patsy's death in local paper. She is one of those shining lights in our community. We share in our small way the sadness and grief you are experiencing, and hope for hour peace and comfort as time goes by. With sincere condolences, Tom and Julie Robertson

Pam Gilles

I played with Patsy lots when I was a full golf member. I remember playing summer team play with her. She loved the sport and had many friends in the league. Also played with Emily too. Patsy will be missed by a lot of people.

Arlene and Steve Filkoff

Patsy was so much fun! She was quick witted and had such a wonderful laugh that was infectious! Our condolences to her wonderful family

Patsy Mae Flynn


Patsy S. Flynn born February 23, 1935, to Howard C. and Allie M. Simmons in Memphis, Tennessee, left this life and joined the communion of saints in God’s heaven. She passed away peacefully in her home on Amelia Island on March 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She graduated in 1953 from East High School in Memphis; she loved dancing and sports and was named to the Memphis All City basketball team. Her love for basketball led her to coach the 1976-77 Lucky Devils to an undefeated regular season and the tournament championship. She loved golf and played with her friends at the Fernandina Beach Women’s Golf Association and was the first lady ranger at Summer Beach Golf Course. She scored 2 holes-in-ones, still a Flynn family record. She played bridge throughout her life with friends and at competitive tournaments, achieving Life Master status in 1985.

She met and married her husband Bill in Memphis and made a home in the Air Force life for 26 years in Memphis, Panama, Michigan, California, Spain, and Colorado. She was a devoted and loved mother of 4 boys. Her boys remember her as kind and loving mother, always offering positive thoughts, and encouraging words for them achieve their dreams.

Patsy leaves behind her husband of 61 years, William in Fernandina Beach; a sister Emily (Tony) Baker also in Fernandina; 4 children: Edward in Las Vegas, William (Kelly) in Dallas, James (Joe’l) in Houston, and Thomas (Amy) in Denver; and 8 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday, March 30th at the Oxley-Heard funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 11am on Thursday, March 31st at St. Michaels Catholic Church, with a reception following the service in the parish hall.

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