Sally Patterson

Obituary of Sally Patterson

Sally H. Patterson was born on November 30, 1925, in Cumberland, Virginia, to the late Cephas and Martha Mosby. She was predeceased by her husband, James Patterson and her beloved daughter Diane Johnson-Dunston.

At an early age, she was baptized and joined Mount Olive Baptist Church where she served while residing in Cumberland County.

Sally was educated in Cumberland and Prince Edward County Public Schools in Virginia and also lived briefly in New Jersey during her educational development. During her work life, Sally held many jobs as a means of providing for her family. Among those, she was a seamstress.

Sally lived her life to the fullest. She loved music and loved to dance! Everyone who met her could tell that she was a very generous and kind-hearted person because she would make them feel like family. She could always be counted on to lift the spirits of those around her.

She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her two daughters, Deloris Stewart, and Alberta Holman (James); six sons, Larry Patterson (Wynola), Chester Patterson (Marcia), Charles Patterson (Rhonda), Jerry Patterson (Yvonne), Glenn Patterson (Estelle) and Michael Patterson, one son-in-law, Thomas Dunston, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Arnetha Hatcher; one sister-in-law, Frances Mosby; and a host of additional relatives and friends.