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Bessie Kate Joyce Patterson

December 25, 1920 ~ May 30, 2018 (age 97)

Bessie Kate Joyce Patterson, age 97, born December 25, 1920 in Stokes County, NC, passed peaceably in her home in Raeford, NC, on May 30th, 2018.  She was married for 73 years to Herman Lindsay Patterson (Pastor of the Spray Primitive Baptist Church in Eden, NC).  She was the 8th child of 14 children in the family of Joseph Hardin Joyce and Hettie Eugenia Shaffer.

Bessie graduated Valedictorian of her class at Stoneville High School. She lived her life placing God and family first. From self-sacrificing Mother to Business Manager she always gave her best…she was always there…a wonderful example!

She is survived by her three Children: Lindsay Patterson & wife Judy of Cave Creek, Arizona; Linda & husband Benny McLeod of Raeford, North Carolina; Dr. Joseph Patterson & wife Gwynn of Sierra Vista, Arizona; seven (7) Grandchildren (Lindy, Laura, David, Beth, Michael, John, and James); eleven (11) Great Grandchildren and one Great-Great Grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers and sisters.

A Graveside Service will be held in her memory at Overlook Cemetery, Eden, NC, Saturday, June 9th at 1PM. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

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