I don't quite know how best to get this information out so if you need to move it I understand. I've been a long time member of AU Family and before the merger, AE. Its with a heavy heart that I wanted to let the Auburn Family know that my Mom passed on Tuesday. I knew her as Mom, but most of you may have known her as "Patsy from Center Point"...yes, that Patsy, the one who sparred with Paul Finebaum daily when his Birmingham radio show was just beginning and for years to follow. What most don’t know is that she was an antagonist early in Paul’s career at the Birmingham Post-Herald. Paul, for a long time, had a photo of Patsy taped to his computer monitor at the BPH labeled “my favorite Auburn fan”. Mom really enjoyed sparring with him on air and with her pen and Paul was happy to reciprocate.
More importantly, her relationship with AU football players from the late 70’s thru the early 2000’s is her greatest AU legacy. She called them all “her boys” and they all greeted her as “Miss Patsy”. She loved them all no matter what happened on the field and mothered them when they were down as a surrogate mom.
Mods, I send you this because I know some of "her boys" are members here. We’ll have a memorial service on January 20 in Center Point, AL...as was her want...no funeral, just a celebration of Patsy’s life. PM me for details on the service if you want.
Thanks from our entire family.