Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Nancy Pate NANCY LEE HORSLEY PATE, 72, passed into her glorious eternal life with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s. Burial was at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite, TX. She was born in Dallas, TX on April 3, 1950, to parents, John Otis Horsley and Flora Eileen Throgmorton Horsley. In her early life, Nancy attended W.W. Samuell High, where her high school career was cut short due to the death and long- term illness of her parents. She dedicated her young adult life to diligently care for her invalid mother, Flora, while working to provide for her care. Nancy was a multi-talented hard working wife, mother, artist and innovator. Before retirement, she worked for 29 years as a production specialist, turned Manager, at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, where she was often recognized and rewarded for her innovative ideas. After leaving Lucent, she went on to work as an inventory specialist at Odessa Dallas Auto Auction for many years, while also running a side-business as an Avon Specialist. During this time, Nancy met and married the love of her life, Calvin Pate, where they raised two daughters, Aletha “Allie” Nanette and Malinde “Minde” Michelle, while also suffering the loss of an infant son, Justin Matthew. They have all accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and attended First Baptist Church in Mesquite, where she and husband Calvin lived happily for the 48 years of their loving and committed marriage. Nancy dedicated her life to the Lord, and did her best to live in his image. She was kind and compassionate, helping others wherever she could and witnessing to anyone who would listen. She would give the shirt off of her back if it meant lifting up another person, while giving all the glory to God. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Otis & Flora Horsley, infant son Justin Pate and brother-in-law Michael Pyle. She is survived by husband, Calvin A. Pate of Savannah, TX; children: daughter Allie Martinez and husband Gabriel, grandchildren, Kristen and Grant Martinez of Royse City, TX, and daughter Minde Mullinax, husband Rob, and grandchildren Deuce and Aspen Mullinax of Savannah, TX; by sister Carol L. Pyle of Weatherford, and half- sister, Martha Garland Treckman of Murrieta, CA; as well as many cousins, nieces and other family and friends; and by her beloved dog, Shorty.