James Edward Patterson

January 12, 1925 - April 15, 2008 

James Edward Patterson

January 12, 1925 - April 15, 2008 

Obituary for James Edward Patterson

James “Pat” Edward Patterson, age 83, of Picayune passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jeremy Wilson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, April 17th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.

Pat, a native of Alabama, moved to this area forty-six years ago from Hendersonville, TN. He worked as a pipefitter and traveled extensively for his construction job, but desired to spend his last days in Picayune. He was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church and a Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Bonita Patterson of Picayune; three daughters, JoAnn VanAtta of Florida, Martha Kirkland of Oklahoma and Jimele Manberg of Arizona; three brothers, John L. Patterson, Harold Patterson, and Wendell Patterson, all of Alabama; four sisters, Leora Lawrence, Irene Chandler, Bobbie Littleton, and Janice Crumpton, all of Alabama; granddaughter, Dawn (Dr. Jerry) Amundsen; five grandsons, Jimmy (Jamie) Kirkland, J. R. Kirkland, Chris Manberg, Chad Manberg, and Corey Manberg; and five great grandchildren, Alyssa Amundsen, Arik Amundsen, Aden Amundsen, Anna Kirkland and Jackson Kirkland.


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