Mary Eliza Patterson, daughter of the late Al Patterson and Beaulah Peters Patterson, was born on February 15, 1935, in Halifax County, North Carolina. She answered God’s summon to eternal rest and peace on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
Mary accepted Christ as her Savior during her early life and became a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. Her formal education was received through the Halifax County Public School System.
Mary was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was completely devoted to her family and loved them dearly. She lived a very altruistic life and found great joy in making others extremely happy.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Jester Patterson; her sisters, Dorothy Thorne, Eardie Chester, Gertrude Patterson-White and Mildred Patterson; and her brother, Bob Patterson.
Mary leaves to forever cherish the precious memory of her life her children, Gloria Patterson, Carolyn Brown (Reginald) and Marvin Patterson all of Littleton, NC, and Danny Ray Patterson (Ruth) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; Her brother, Willie Alfred Patterson (Merdis) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. Minister Geno Mitchell will deliver the spiritual message, and burial will follow in the church cemetry. The body will lie in state at Robinson Funeral Home in Littleton until 8:30 P.M. on Monday, September 12, 2016.