Patsy Hockaday
Ms. Virginia Senior America 2014
and Ms. Senior America 2014

Patsy Hockaday Patricia ‘Patsy’ Ann Bailey was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1952. She grew up with a love of singing and performing. Whether performing for her parents and their friends in front of the home stereo system as a small child or singing into an imaginary microphone (hairbrush), music was the joyful constant of her youth. Patsy and Callis, her husband of 25 years, reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They are blessed with two adult children, Jeanette and Cody, whom Patsy is proud to announce to all that she ‘likes’ very much.

Patsy is employed by a federal contractor in the nearby town of Dumfries, Virginia, but now also moonlights performing with her musical group: ‘Patsy & the Country Classics.’ She and her husband had retired from performing professionally due to family medical problems. But after Patsy sang backup for Michael Hoover, an Elvis Tribute Artist, in 2012, they realized their passion was in performing, and soon after, formed ‘Patsy & the Country Classics.’ The band fills a ‘traditional country music’ genre niche much missed by country music lovers.

During Patsy’s hiatus from the professional music scene she served as her church’s worship director and continued to speak and sing at women’s ministry events. Today, she feels strongly that she has been given a unique opportunity through her music talent to reach and touch the larger audience with offerings of ministry and prayer.

Patsy views her life journey as an incredible adventure that continues to be rich and fulfilling in her sixties. She is ardent when she proclaims ‘I am so thankful. I love my life.’ She will bring this enthusiasm to her role as Ms. Virginia Senior America 2014.

Patsy Hockaday, was selected Ms. Senior America 2014 at the National Pageant in Atlantic City, on October 30, 2014. Patsy won competing in a field of 42 talented contestants from across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Several Virginia contestants have finished in the top 10 and top 5, but Patsy is the first to win the title since Joyce Clautice in 1999. Patsy wowed them with a great interview, gorgeous gown, insightful Philosophy of Life and with her fabulous vocal rendition of the song "Leaving on Your Mind." Congratulations, Patsy!

Ms. Senior America 2014 Contestants

Ms. Senior America 2014, Patsy Hockaday, and the top ten finalists
of the 2014 National Pagent.