She was born on Aug. 19, 1946, in Benton. She grew up in Benton, where she graduated from Polk County High School in 1964, and was a member of Cookson Creek Baptist Church. Her passions were making crafts, loving her family, and sharing the love of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arrie and Annie Qualls Price; and her brother, Frank Price.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas Patterson; children: James and Gena Patterson and Zach and Brittany Patterson, all of Ocoee, and Patty Patterson, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Jameson Patterson, Scotty Patterson, Price Patterson, Zoe Patterson, and Haley Garcia; siblings: Arelean Bramlett of Cleveland, John Henry and wife, Debra Price of Winchester, Teena and Frank Brannon of Benton, Roscoe and Ritia Price of Ocoee, Ronnie and Wanda Price of Benton, and Clyde Price of Wenatchee, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. She helped raise so many children that she called her own, with such a giving spirit, and unconditional love with a big heart.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, in the chapel of Cookson Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Rymer and Rick Woody officiating.
Interment will follow in Cookson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, April 14, 2013, at Cookson Creek Baptist Church and noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church prior to the service.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to, Cookson Creek Baptist Church Youth Fund, 1686 Sand Mountain Road, Ocoee, TN (423)338-9999.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Patterson family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.