Carol B. Patranella
Carol Birdsong Patranella, 76, of Bryan, died on Oct. 4, 2019.
There will be a celebration of Patranella’s life on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Reliance Baptist Church in Bryan. She will be cremated as per her wishes.
She was born in Dallas on April 9, 1943, to Helen Birdsong. She retired from the city of Bryan and Texas A&M University where she was a purchaser. She was a member of Reliance Baptist Church where she taught children Sunday school for many years.
Her family says she loved teaching anyone and everyone the love of Jesus, and she had unconditional love for anyone and anything brought into her life – from people to animals.
They described her as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and great-aunt.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Johnny Patranella of Bryan; three children, Curtis Spradling and wife, Trisha, of Garland, Shelly Menefee and husband, Joe, of Bryan, and Amy Blenkinsop of Uvalde; 12 grandchildren, Barry Spradling Jr. and wife, Kourtney, Jason Spradling and wife, Leah, Amber Rosales, Brook Spradling, Mathew Spradling, Brittany Cobb and husband, Will, Christopher Cole and wife Lauren, Lauren Spradling, Skyler Eastep, Daniel Cole, Hailey Blenkinsop and Trevor Blenkinsop; niece Aleateia Knight; nine great-grandchildren, Ellie Rosales, Ryan Spiller, Barry Spradling III, Jaycee Foreman, Kelby Cobb, Olivia Rosles, Russel Cole, Joseph Rosales and Henry Spradling; and multiple great-nephews and honorary grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother; two brothers, Eddie Phillips and Buddy Knight; and two children, Barry Spradling Sr. and Sidney Crouch.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Reliance Baptist Church, 6925 Reliance Church Rd, Bryan, TX 77808.