Mary L. Patterson, age 86, of Flora Avenue, Rome, passed away on Saturday evening, March 5th, 2011 at Summit HealthCare of Rome.
A native of Cherokee County, Alabama, Mrs. Patterson was born on October 31st, 1924, the daughter of the late E.J. and Catherine Barkley Lawless. Mrs. Patterson was a resident of Summerville for several years prior to moving to Rome in 1973. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church of Rome and prior to her retirement she was associated with Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital as a License Practical Nurse. Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by a son, Robert William Patterson, Jr. in 1989. She was married on March 1st, 1941 to Rev. Robert William "Bob" Patterson, Sr. who preceded her in death on June 6th, 2005.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sheila Patterson of Rome; 2 grandchildren, Robert W. Patterson, III of Summerville and Alisea Morris of Rome; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive as do a daughter-in-law, Ella Ray Townsend of Summerville, GA.; a special niece, Donna Sentell of Broomtown, Alabama. Other nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mary L. Patterson will be held on Tuesday afternoon, March 8th, 2011 at 2 o'clock from the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home with the Rev. James Robert Patterson and the Rev. Johnny Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens in Summerville, Georgia.
Mrs. Patterson will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel where the family will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2 o'clock.
The following will serve as active pallbearers, Mike Shirman, Martin Ray, Barry Cox, Michael Ray, Willis Ray and Eddie Ray.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to WRGA's Cheerful Givers, 20 John Davenport Drive, NW, Rome, GA. 30165.
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Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family of Mary L. Patterson.