Patsy Gwen Ball Grabowski

September 28, 1939 ~ February 18, 2014

Pasty Gwen Ball Grabowski, 74, went to be with our Lord and Savior on February 18, 2014. Services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Sulphur at 11 A.M. with Dr. David Holder officiating. Burial will be at Mimosa Pines South. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 3-9 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home and resume on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 9 am til the time of service at the church. She was born and raised in Lake Charles. She married her best friend, Edward Grabowski Jr. on August 8, 1959 and together they raised their family in Sulphur. Pat was a 1957 graduate of Lake Charles High School. She graduated from McNeese State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She was a dedicated registered nurse at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital for 25 years. After retiring, she cared for hospice patients and their families through Odyssey Hospice. Pat was awarded the 1993-1994 West Calcasieu Cameron Registered Nurse of the Year Achievement of Excellence Award. She was also awarded Preceptor of the Year. Pat was an active member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur and the Agin Cajun Choir. Pat was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being a nurse, caring for patients and their families. She was supportive and nurturing to the student nurses and new R.N.s she worked with. She spent many good times with her friends and Sunday School class. She cherished her time with her husband and family, especially the wonderful memories at their camp in Toledo Bend. Pat is survived by her adoring husband of 54 years, Edward Grabowski, Jr.; her three children, son, Michael Grabowski, Jr. of Sulphur and daughters, Julie Grabowski and companion Jody McKelvy of Sulphur and Kathryn Erbelding and husband Wallace of Carlyss; brother, Edward Arlen Ball and wife Judy of Carlyss and sister, Charlotte Trouth and husband Jim of Westlake; sister-in-law, Connie Braun of Florida; her 12 precious grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Marie Ball; daughter, Melissa Gwen Grabowski: and precious great granddaughter, Melissa Kathleen Dowers. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Sulphur building fund in her memory. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

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  1. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I was glad to be able to help ya'll today with the preparing of the services. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

  2. Ed and family: our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were so blessed to have been able to visit with you and Pat last week. She is so blessed to be with our lord and savior and enjoying her precious walks on the streets of gold. God bless and keep you all .

  3. I am so very sorry to hear about Pat's death. I loved her and had so much respect for her wisdom. She shared her knowledge with all of us, because she wanted us to be a better nurse and a better person. She was such a role model for both. God bless you all. Marsha Hart

  4. So Sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. Fond memories of a trip with her and several of her friends to rescue a broken down car some where in South LA. Some now Arlan and I were designated to tag along so the girls didn't get their hands dirty. My thought and prayers for God's comfort to the family.

  5. Pat was such a nice person and great nurse. My late husband and I went to their camp with them before and had a great time. Such a wonderful woman and she will be greatly missed

  6. I was so sad to hear of Pat's passing. She was one of the best R. N. s I've ever worked with. She was a major influence on me when I started at Cal-Cam and was so supportive and fun to work with. She truly cared for her patients and her co- workers. My prayers and condolences are with her family whom she loved dearly!!!

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