Patricia Wright Patterson, 73, of Murphy, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Cartersville, Georgia. She was a native of Cherokee County and had lived in Marietta, Georgia, Palmdale, California, and Iran before returning to Hiwassee Dam in 1996. She had worked as an operator for Southern Bell, a sales associate at Southern Linen, and for Foster’s Doughnuts in Palmdale. Her favorite job was being a homemaker to her family. She was a devoted member of Murphy Bible Church. Pat loved spending time at church and studying the Bible. Pat passed on her skills and love of making biscuits to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a talent for making everyone feel as if they were her favorite.
She was the daughter of the late Calvin Elmo and Versie Helton Wright and wife of the late Robert M. Patterson, who died March 22, 2019. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Wright; and a sister-in-law, Judy Allen Wright.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Timbs and husband, Jeff of Cartersville, Georgia and Penny Garrison and husband, Billy of Winston, Georgia; a son, Paul Patterson of Murphy; a brother, Rex Wright and wife, Charlotte of Murphy; nine grandchildren, Heather, Ryan, Haleigh, Breanna, Paul, Pierce, Zachary, Caleb, and Caitlyn; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah, Eli, Sophia, Ava, Susana, Malachi, and Catalina. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Ware and Rev. Keith Allison officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darryl Wright, Adam Wright, Roger Campbell, Mark Patterson, Randy Patterson, and Thomas Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Wright, Joey Reid, and Harold Helton.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy where the body will be until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.