3/7/15 —- Geneva Grace Patterson

flower vase 3Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Grace Patterson, age 87 of Pelham, TN will be conducted Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Lynn Cassidy officiating.

Interment will follow at Warren Cemetery in Pelham, TN.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM.

Mrs. Patterson passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma, TN surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 5, 1927 in the Payne’s Cove community of Grundy County, the daughter of the late Robert Cheatom Oliver and Allie Irene Phipps Oliver.

At age 15, she met and soon thereafter, married her husband, Dillon Patterson on April 24, 1943 in Ringgold, GA. Mrs. Patterson was a devoted homemaker who loved and cherished her family. She was a master seamstress who also enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning. She possessed a giving heart, always sharing her home cooked foods or her beautifully hand stitched works with family and friends. She was known for her talent of cross stitching as well as her beautifully made porcelain dolls. She was a very talented artist, expressed in her many hand drawn pictures. Throughout her lifetime, she assisted her husband with the family farm and also spent ten years working at Tyson Foods. She found her greatest joy in her family and in giving to others.

She will forever be missed by her loving family and friends. She was a member of Chapman’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patterson is preceded in death by her husband, Dillon Patterson who passed away February 11, 1996; and brothers, Melvin Oliver, Marvin Earl Oliver, Jim Oliver, and a sister, Joanne Pace.

Survivors include two children, Eddie M. Patterson and wife, Susan of Murfreesboro and Theresa J. Compton and husband, Jerry also of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Kent Patterson of Franklin, TN and Blake Patterson and wife, Tracie of San Juan, Puerto Rico; two step-grandchildren, Marchelle Butler and husband, Billy of Alphretta, GA and Valerie Yambor and husband, Paul of Lavergne, TN; eight great-grandchildren, Max, Ben, Holly and Lauren Patterson and Saralyn, Shawn and Bryan Yambor and Rachel Butler. Also surviving is a brother, Bernie Oliver and wife, Shelia of Alto, TN and a loving, devoted care giver, Glenda Patterson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Patterson may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family Mrs. Geneva Grace Patterson.