The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday morning, May 14, 2015 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 406 River Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 321 Whiteline Street, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mrs. Fannie Clara Patterson was born July 17, 1930 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Mary Lucas and reared by her maternal grandparents, Grant and Annie Lucas. Her husband, John Willie Patterson; one son, Grant William Patterson; and five siblings, W.C. Walton, Walter Barron, Tommy Lewis Lucas, Eunita Jackson, and Dorothy Ann Timpson, preceded her in death.
Fannie was united in holy matrimony to the late John Willie Patterson, and to this union, six children was born. Fannie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the membership of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Fannie worked for Forest Mills Company for numerous years and she also worked for Procter & Gamble Company as a construction worker. Fannie helped build the new bridge in Oglethorpe, Georgia.
She leaves to cherish her memories: five loving children, Rev. Jelverlyn Cole (Rev. Gerald), North Carolina, Annie Hannor (John), East Point, Georgia, John Willie Patterson, Jr., Fort Valley, Georgia, Emily Patterson, and Frances Ellis, both of Montezuma, Georgia; she helped reared three of her grandchildren as her own, Willie Joe Mathis, Jr., Stephia Jacobs and Lolita McAuley; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Mack Arthur Walton (Lorene), Ocala, Florida; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.