In Memory

Patrice Ragland

Patrice Ragland died in Houston, Texas on June 2, 2013 after a courageous and graceful battle with ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease. She was a fifth generation Texan, born in Houston on July 22, 1951. Patrice is preceded in death by her parents, Denton and Mary Edna Ragland. She is survived by her devoted partner Ahmy Dye and beloved pup Jasmine; her siblings and their spouses Denton and Sarah (Felknor) Ragland, and Marilyn Ragland) and Brian Painchaud; nephew and spouse Blake and Brittany Ragland and great nephew Bryce, nephew and partner Drew Ragland and Meradith Leebrick, and niece Chelsea Ragland; awesome best friends; the Lunsford-Dye family; the Yerby family; one uncle, three aunts and six cousins. Patrice worked as a legal assistant for most of her career. She enjoyed sports and the outdoors, and was an avid softball player. She enjoyed bowling and worked as a lifeguard in her youth. She touched many lives with her wisdom and honesty, and was a mentor to many. As a devoted Christian, her faith was a constant in her life. Patrice loved life. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family and was always looking to find the next adventure. She loved hosting friends at pool parties, the annual pumpkin carving parties and neighborhood events. She will be dearly missed by family, so many friends, and neighbors. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home ( located at 1734 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77098. Burial will be in Driftwood, Texas on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 1 p.m., at the Driftwood Cemetery alongside her parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to; MDA Houston-ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease, or 

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06/05/13 09:34 AM #1    

Marray Miller (Spillard)

Patrice and I knew each other for a long, LONG, time. She lived on the next strret over and we were in Girl Scouts together.  We often competed - most cookie sales, part in "Cowboy on the Moon" operetta in 6th grade. We both had our dogs. When I spoke with her about a year ago we had a nice stroll down memory lane.


My sincerest sympathies to her partner, family, and friends. Another friend that will be missed.


Marray Miller Spillard

10/04/14 11:57 AM #2    

Carroll Coston

Patrice and I use to have so much fun and laugh.  I was so sorry to hear about her recently as I was wanting to connect with her after all these years.  I was so saddened that I did not try to find her sooner. 


God Bless,


Carroll Coston

01/23/17 08:06 PM #3    

Carrol Johnson (Johnson)

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