Patricia Ann (Granny Pat) Rives, 84, died on April 30, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born on March 8, 1939 in Commerce, to Jesse L. Smith and Isla M. Allen. She was a homemaker and nurturer, dedicating her life to raising her family.
She enjoyed watching the Dallas Mavericks and playing games with her husband and cooking delicious meals from scratch. She found joy in the simple things in life and cherished spending quality time with her family.
Mrs. Rives is survived by daughters, Terri Furman and husband Ronnie of Galveston, Tobi Rives of Emory, Tammy Reid and husband Tony of Alba, and Tonya Rives of Emory; grandchildren, Eric Christian and wife Savanna, Kaci Reid, Justin Christian and wife Mackenzi, Brandon Pitre and wife Britney, Anthony Reid and wife Kaylea, Sharyse McDowell and husband Dakota, and Ami Pitre; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kason, Brody, Barrett, Eastin, Berklee, Lincoln, Dakota, Skylar, Rylee, Isla, Hunter, Emma, Isaac and Lila.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 66 years, Isaac W. Rives.