Patra Gail Ballow Austin, 74, of Plano, passed away Nov. 15, 2018 in Plano. She was born July 3, 1944 in Canton to John W. and Lina Mae Tankersley Ballow.
Patra was a member of Mabank Church of Christ. She grew up in East Texas and lived in Kaufman for 45 years. For many years Patra worked at Cooley's Super Market and then at Nell's Restaurant in Kaufman. She enjoyed shopping, going to garage sales and was an amazing cook. Patra loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spoiling them. She was recently voted president of the Residence Council at Prestonwood Health and Rehab.
Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her son, Dale Wayne Austin; her husband, Wayne Austin; and several brothers and sisters.
Patra is survived by her son and his wife, Danny and Melissa Austin of Murphy; daughter and her husband, Donna and Jerry Johnson of Pea Ridge, Ark.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and husband T.J. Ross, Ben Johnson, Joshua Austin, Jakob Austin and Emilie Austin; one great-granddaughter, Riley Ross; three brothers, Randy, Bruce and Moody Ballow; and two sisters, Hilda Corley and Tina Horton.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at the Mabank Church of Christ with Bob Patterson and Danny Austin officiating. Interment was in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Danny Austin, Jerry Johnson, Joshua Austin and Jakob Austin.
Family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.