William Patrick

Obituary of William Earl Patrick

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I haver kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 William Earl Patrick of Powhatan, formerly of Amelia, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, June 3, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the son of the late Frank Patrick and Rosa Mitchell Patrick Mason, born February 20, 1953 in Amelia, Virginia. William was educated in the Public schools of Amelia County and joined the Union Branch Baptist Church at an early Age. He was employed by different construction companies until his health began to decline. William enjoyed working on lawn mowers, and singing gospel songs, one of his favorites was "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" and "Cooling Water." As a child, he enjoyed playing the part of the preacher when he and his siblings played church. He would sing "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" and his sisters would be his backup singers. He leaves to cherish fond memories, his wife, Jeanette Gillis Patrick, two sons, Ferlando Lamark Gillis and William"Peanut" Gillis, two brothers, Joe Patrick (Diane) and Samuel Patrick, five sisters, Rev. Brenda Crowder, Sylvia Patrick, Daisy Patrick, Sheryl P. Patterson and Janice P. Archer, two brothers-in-law, Linwood Gillis (Margaret), and Zane Johnson, three sisters-in-law, Shirley Johnson, Dorine Gillis and Frances Gillis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. God has a way of Showing Us God has a way of showing us, The beauty of his life each day. He knows the joy of giving love, He teaches us to pray. God has a way of showing us, That though the sun may shine, Some rain must fall into each life, At any given time. God has a way of showing us, That when our dear ones slip away, They're only gone for a little while, And we'll meet again some God has a way of showing us, The path of life we trod, Is sometimes rough and sometimes smooth, It's in the hands of God. Lovingly submitted by the family
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Tuesday
9
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Wednesday
10
June

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Union Branch Baptist Church
10861 Mount Zion Rd
Amelia, Virginia, United States
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