We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at McHenry
Patsy Darlene Ladnier, 76 of the Silver Run community, passed away August 03, 2022 at her home. She was born on August 28, 1945 in Gulfport, the oldest of five children to Byron Hosea and Frances Marie (Ladner) Lizana. Patsy grew up in the Lizana, or more accurately, the Riceville community in rural South MS. A lot of young ladies who grow up in the country are the outdoors, "tomboyish" type, but not this one. Patsy was definitely a young lady, and preferred to be inside from the start. She helped her mother around the house, learned to cook, and helped take care of her younger siblings. She attended Harrison Central High School, graduating with the Class of 1963, and then took some business courses in Gulfport. Patsy worked as a legal secretary for Rayford Jones, a Gulfport attorney for several years. She was a skilled typist and took shorthand as well. Now Patsy was made sure that she always looked her best. If she left the house, she was dressed to a "t", and she never let anyone see her without her makeup, and kept it up throughout the day to boot. She wouldn't even mow grass without her makeup on. Due to her years of expertise, she went to work managing the Merle Norman cosmetics store in Orange Grove, working there for a few years before her eventual retirement. Patsy is remembered as a simply wonderful lady. More than just a sister, she was a trusted friend to her siblings. She loved to shop and was diligent at it. If you went along, you needed to be prepared to be on the move because Patsy was on a mission. And she wouldn't let anything get in her way, not even stopping for lunch. She always kept her house nice and neat, and was just an amazing cook. Everything had it's place and Patsy made sure it was there, keeping her kitchen organized from top to bottom. When she prepared meals, everything was cut and measured just so and ingredients had to be exact. Patsy was, to say the least, just a little OCD with most everything, but that was her and she made it work. But, that was Patsy and those closest to her knew it. She had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh that will live on in her family's hearts. She was by all account, a loving, devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be deeply missed by all whose life she touched. Patsy was preceded by her parents, Byron and Frances Lizana, and two brothers, James and Douglas Lizana. Left to cherish the many fond memories are: her loving husband, Oba Ladnier; their only son, Brian (Shauna) Ladnier; her sister Jan (John) Diamond, and her brother Billy (Sarah) Lizana. She leaves a legacy of four grandchildren: Justin Ladnier, Bryn, Koda, and Daci Shaw, with two great-grands, Kinleigh Huston and Kearsyn Ladnier, along with several extended family, friends, and neighbors through the years. A graveside service is set for Saturday morning, August 6th, in the Ladnier Cemetery in Perkinston. Visitation will begin at 10:30, followed by the funeral service at 11:00. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Ladnier family in their time of need, and asks that you remember them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming days.