CELEBRATED HOME GOING
Mrs. Lucille M. Patterson
August 2, 1916 - February 15, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Walker Memorial Park
611 Laney Walker Blvd.
Reverend C.D. Roberts, Officiating
"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me write, Blessed are the
dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that
they may rest from their labours: and their works do follow them
Sister Lucille McLoyd Patterson, daughter of the late Rev.
Zachariah and Elnora Glover McLoyd, was bom August 2, 1916 in
Evans, Georgia and departed this earthly life at 11:15 p.m. on February 15
2015. Sister Patterson accepted Christ at the age of 14 and was baptized
under the pastorate of Rev. Hugh Sullivan at the Macedonia Baptist
Church in Martinez, GA. While at Macedonia, she taught the
Intermediate Sunday School Class for more than 20 years. She was a
charter member of the Ushers and Usherettes Board, Club #2, Willing
Workers Club and the Ushers Union of GA. She was also a devoted
member of the Deaconess Board.
In 1967, Sister Patterson left Macedonia by letter in Christian love. She
and her husband of 62 years, the late Deacon James Cleveland Patterson,
joined Elim Baptist Church and continued to work for the building of
Gods Kingdom. The pastor, the late Rev. R.L. Boyd was elated to have
both husband and wife together. At Elim, she was a member of the
Sanctuary choir, Senior Mission and a dedicated Sunday school scholar.
Sister Patterson served as Senior Mission president for eight years. She
was selected as Elims Member of the Year for 1986. She served as
president of the Helping Hands and Unity Clubs. Sister Patterson was a
caterer and professional seamstress.
In 2011 due to failing health and to be close to her son and family she
moved to Atco, NJ. She resided in an assisted living apartment and later
to skilled nursing at the Fountains of Cedar Parke. Her son James was
always by her side.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted son, James (Phyllis)
Patterson of Marlton, NJ, two sisters, Elizabeth Shank and Annie Carter
of Philadelphia, PA; two granddaughters, Jacqueline Patterson Wilson of
Cheverly, MD and Jennifer Marie Patterson of Collingswood, NJ. Her
oldest granddaughter, Kathy Renee Patterson, preceded her in death.
Also left to cherish her memories are a grandson-in-law, Kirk Wilson, one
great grandson, James Cleveland Patterson, three special friends, Barbara
Hammond, Ruth Wyse, Faye Smith of Augusta, GA and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
The Order of Service
Reverend Charles Sanders, Presiding
Hymn of Comfort
Reading of the Words and Prayer
Old Testament......Rev. Charles Sanders
New Testament.......Rev. Charles Sanders
Obituary.........soft music.........Read silently
Special Poem.................Deacon. Latimer Stokes
Words of Comfort.................Pastor C. D. Roberts
Walker Memorial Park
611 Laney Walker Blvd. Augusta, GA
Crossing the Bar
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may hear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The family acknowledges the wonderful acts of kindness
and expressions of sympathy during the loss of our loved
one and renders a heartfelt thank you.