Patricia “Pat” Ann Nation 82, of Blossom, died at 9:05 AM, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Graveside services are set for 10 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2019 at Knights of Honor Cemetery with Duane Hamil and Charles Fendley officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.  Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. Pat was born August 29, 1936 in Blossom to Ralph and Mary Courtney Dabbs.  She graduated from Blossom High School and married B.D. Nation on January 28, 1956 in Forney, Texas.  She worked at Mackey-Pierson Insurance for several years, managed the family businesses, and was a wonderful homemaker for her family.  She was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband, B.D. Nation; two sons, Mike Nation and wife, Sherry and Mark Nation and wife, Julie; a special nephew whom she raised, James Alan Dabbs; six grandchildren, Dustin Nation and wife, Jala, Chastiti Briggle and husband, Jorry, Josh Nation, Kara Nation, Autumn Harris and husband, Justin, and Dakota Nation and wife, Kati; eight great-grandchildren, Scout, Jay, Channing, Cobi, Jagger, Bristyl, Cree, and Journi; one brother, Jack Dabbs and wife, Mary Sue; and one sister, Beth Cope.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim and Alan Dabbs; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oscar and Alvora Nation. Online condolences may be made to the Nation family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.

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