Willie Patterson

June 27, 2022
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Rev Willie Patterson, a native of Rutledge,AL was born September 22,1922 to the late Clarence and Lou (Whittle) Patterson. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Athel Lee Smith, brothers, Ewing and Henry L Patterson.

He and his siblings were raised by their maternal grandmother,  Ida Whittier, famously known, Ms Coot. He attended the local school, worked on the farm, and  joined Bethlehem Baptist Church. He served in the Army, as a Cook, during WWII.

Returning home, met Lola Bell Crenshaw and they married in November 1947.  Short time later started their family of twelve children, two daughters died infancy. Jobs were scared in Alabama, so Friends and family suggested going to Niagara Falls, NY. There he found work, sometime later sent for his family. Willie was an avid hunter, fisherman and farmer. He enjoyed most sports baseball, basketball a nd football. He became member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Supertindent of Sunday School. And serviced as a community activist for several years.

Willie leaves 3 daughters, Rutha W, Rosie T & Lola P. Patterson and 4 sons, Willie C, Willie L (Jackie), Johnnie and Robert L. Patterson. Predeceased by daughters, Mary P Buckner, Rosie L P. Sanders and Gloria P. Brunson.  Twenty-five grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren. A host of relatives and very special friends.

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Funeral Service
July 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
N. Bethlehem Road
Greenville, AL 36037

Interment following funeral service
July 9, 2022

Bedgood Cemetery
Luverne Hwy
Greenville, AL36037 36037

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