Obituary: Lee Mark Patterson


Lee Mark Patterson, 79, of Addison, entered into rest Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Lee was born April 8, 1940 in Jasper, Alabama. He was a member of Houston Congregational Christian Church for five years. Lee graduated from Lynn High School in 1961. He enjoyed farming, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He was lovingly referred to as “Paddlefoot.”

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison where funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. Brother Bobby Smith and Brother Tim Box will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Addison.

Lee is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Patterson; son, Terry (Karen) Patterson; daughter, Sherry (Wayne) Harper; sister, Hattie Patterson; he was “Papa” to 3 grandchildren, Haley Harper, Shana Harper, and Nathan Patterson; great grandchild, Raylan Gobble and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Patterson; mother, Annie Patterson; brothers, Clarence, Clyde, Cecil, Giles, George, Paul, Esco, and Washie Patterson; sisters, Alice Rayrau, Maybelle Clemmons, Estelle Clay, Margaret Overton, Martha Dralle, and Georgie Self.