In memory of
Thelma L. Patterson, 89, of the Coalfield Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. She was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Anderson County. She met and married her husband Rev. Roy Patterson and raised their family. She was a member of Big Mountain Baptist Church for over fourty years. She worked for many years at Burlington Hosiery Mills and at Big Lots in Oak Ridge before retiring. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Roy Patterson; parents, Dave and Cumile Jackson; brothers, Floyd Jackson, Lawrence Jackson, Charles Jackson, Jimmy Jackson and J.L. Jackson; sister, Madge Phillips; and grandson, Roy J.R. Harness. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Allen Arwood, Shirley and Jerry Burgess, Wanda Harness and Emma Arwood; grandchildren, Tami Sheldon, Michael and Marie Burgess, Shelley and Cori Burgess, Jerry Burgess and Polly Cinnamon, Norris Harness, Brian and Lisa Sexton, Rick and Lisa Sexton, Dawn Arwood, Emilee Arwood and Jason Arwood; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one sister, Daisy Goings; and a host of great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice Care and the Life Care Center of Wartburg for their love, kindness and care. The family received friends Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral followed in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Chaplain James Dunn officiating. Burial and graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Anderson Memorial Gardens. Premier Sharp Funeral Home has been honored to serve the Patterson family. An online message may be left for the family at www.sharpfh.com
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