Patsy Joan Billings Tibbs, 1939 - 2020; Services scheduled Friday, August 21

August 20, 2020

Patsy Joan Billings Tibbs, 81, passed on Aug. 18, 2020, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

She was born on March 4, 1939, near Roxton, Texas to Mervin Ralph and Lula Margaret (Locke) Billings. She was raised and attended school in Roxton.

She was a nurse for the majority of her life, working as LVN, RN, and Director of Nursing at numerous facilities and home health care agencies in Paris, Clarksville, Bonham, and Bogota and surrounding areas.

Even years later, many of her former coworkers remember her as “tough, but fair” and always looking out for what was best for the patient In the past, she even trained many of those who would later care for her in her time of need.

She is survived by her three children: Kim Gentry Steelman (husband Derrel Steelman), Michael Nym Gentry (wife Tina Gentry) and Jym Quinton Jones (wife Krystie Ruthart), grandchildren Jennifer Gentry, Sarah Gentry, Madison Jones, and Tyler Jones; Great-grandchildren Alaina Gentry and Alyson Gentry; a brother Kenneth Billings (wife Wanda), a sister-in-law Virginia Billings of Tyler and numerous nephews, nieces and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the fathers of her children Billy Ray Gentry, Roland H. Jones, and later her third husband, Ronnie Tibbs. Also, siblings a sister Margaret Billings (who died near childbirth) Raymond Billings, David Billings, Gwen Billings Moore, Joy Billings Cunningham Mervin Ralph (M.R.) Billings, Jr., and Shirley Billings Taylor.

Graveside services will be conducted at Restland Cemetery in Roxton on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Danny Moody officiating.

Friends or family may go by Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home from 12 noon – 6 p.m on Thursday or online condolences may be sent by visiting