Betty Sue Patterson

Born in Carthage, TN on March 9, 1931

Departed on April 30, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Betty Sue Patterson, age 89, of Hendersonville, TN, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Smith County, TN, on March 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Curtis Eli McClanahan Sr. and Mary Edna Poston McClanahan. Early in her life, she worked at the Standard Candy Company and often reminisced about putting the peanuts into GooGoo Clusters. After her husband returned from Korea, Mrs. Patterson felt very blessed to be a homemaker and caretaker of her family. She took pride in her spotless house and home-cooked meals. Together with her husband, they kept an award-winning landscaped yard. Mrs. Patterson was a member of McFerrin Missionary Baptist Church. Married to her pastor-husband for 71 years, she was honored to serve along side of him at several churches in the Middle Tennessee area. Well respected by all the churches she and her husband served, she was the epitome of a Proverbs 31 wife, taking care of her husband, her children, her home, and her church members with a servant’s heart.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her siblings, Sadie, Johnnie Mae, Lorene, Wilma, Mary Ellen, James, Robert and Curtis Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Paul G. Patterson, to whom she was wed on March 13, 1949. Their marriage was blessed with two children; a son, Paul Michael “Mike” Patterson (Darlene); and a daughter, Kim Roberts (Jimmy); two grandchildren, Brent Patterson and Matthew Roberts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A drive-through visitation will be held Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

A private interment service will be held Sunday at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Pastor Johnny Carver officiating.

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12 Comments to Betty Sue Patterson

  1. Kay Evitts
    May 1, 2020 8:49 pm

    Such a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady. Our love to Uncle Paul, Mike, Kim and all the family.

    May 1, 2020 9:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss many wonderful memories of her and Bro Paul our loss is Heaven’s gain sending prayers your way God Bless Jerry and Darlene

  3. Siri
    May 1, 2020 10:12 pm

    My dear prayer partner Mrs B. S Patterson , Mama! thank you for the great legacy of love you left with me. Your words were intentionally and carefully weighed and dispensed with such a sense of humor: to gladden the heart and soul of the listener ! Thank you ! Knowing you for a few months was like knowing you and yours for ever. Your love does not know boundaries of race class etc . Your gratitude was expressed naturally ! Mama I thank God that your soul is resting in peace. i am a witness of your blessed assurance that Jesus is yours. You are gone but your good memories will stay with me for ever!
    1st John 4 vs 7 and 8

    • Kim Roberts
      May 3, 2020 9:45 am

      Thank you so much for your loving care and attention to our mother. You and the team of caregivers have had to be our eyes and ears for several weeks now, We love and appreciate each and every one of you. Kim Roberts

  4. Pat Walker
    May 1, 2020 10:26 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your loved one Jimmy and Kim, may God be with you at this crucial time our prayers are with you and the family.

  5. Sherri Hoy
    May 2, 2020 7:06 am

    A wonderful Christian example. Truly a virtuous woman. I’ve know her since I was a young girl. Always dressed beautiful. Prayers for ALL of you God bless Elder Patterson. He has lost the love of his life May God comfort him and hold him in his palm

  6. Norma Apple
    May 2, 2020 8:44 am

    Love and Prayers to all of you, especially Bro Patterson at this time of sorrow. You both were very special and meant a lot to me all the times of Sunday School and church services, truly an inspiration, God Bless.

  7. Patricia Malone Smith
    May 2, 2020 9:08 am

    Praying for you and your family during this time. May God continue to strengthen you all. You all did an amazing job caring for your Mother. God is pleased!

  8. Ken Massey
    May 2, 2020 10:11 am

    Earth receded, Heaven came down, and our dear Miss Betty went home to live with Jesus. Oh what a glorious promotion!
    Yet standing on time’s side of eternity, we send our sympathy to the beloved Brother Paul, Kim, Mike and all the family. Having hope anchored in our blessed Saviour, assures us we will meet again.
    Prayerfully yours,
    Ken & Judy Massey

  9. Hunter McCarty
    May 2, 2020 5:37 pm

    Sorry to learn of your loss. I did not have the opportunity to know her, but she must have been a wonderful person and left a legacy.

  10. Tom and Madge
    May 2, 2020 7:45 pm

    We lost a very good neighbor. We wish Paul the best.

  11. Fannie Patterson,:Hilda (Patterson) Osborne
    May 3, 2020 8:59 am

    So very sorry to hear about the passing of
    Betty. Praying for your peace and comfort.

    Fannie Patterson (sister-in-law)
    Hilda Patterson

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