Patsy Ellis Sheets

Published 6:13 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Mrs. Patsy Ellis Sheets, 82, of Yadkinville, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024 at home.

She was born July 22, 1941 in Davie County to the late William Albert Ellis and Nancy McBride Ellis. She was the youngest of 13 children and a founding member of Green Meadows Baptist Church.

She loved collecting dolls and bears, as well as crafting Christmas balls that she gave as gifts. She spent her life as a devoted homemaker, while working as the custodian for Green Meadows. More than anything though, she was a devoted and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and great-aunt. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

Patsy is preceded in death by: her husband, Richard Sheets; her 2 twin sons, Stacey Sheets and Tracey Sheets; a grandson, Gavin Sheets; and 11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by: 1 daughter, Susan Gardner; 22 daughters-in-law, Mailea (Stacey) and Loretta (Tracey) Sheets; 7 grandchildren, Amber Shoaf (Vic), Amanda Shoaf, Nathan Sheets (Miranda), Travis Sheets (Misty), Sawyer Sheets, Victoria Sheets, and Atticus Sheets; 2 great-grandsons, Waylon Sheets and Kyler Sheets; and countless nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday May 5 at Green Meadows Baptist Church by Associate Pastor James Buchanan. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5 from 2-3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials can be made to Green Meadows Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Sheets family. Online condolences may be made at