Mother Willie Bell Patterson was born January 26, 1939 in Drew, Mississippi to the Late Willie Cannon and the Late Lillie Stone. Mother Patterson was educated in the public school system of West Memphis, Arkansas. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at Mt. Carmel Elementary/Middle School in Staten Island, New York for over 2 decades. Mother Patterson accepted Christ at an early age and remained faithful until her health began to fail. She was a member of Hall’s Temple COGIC of Staten Island, NY under the leadership of Pastor Arthur Hall. She later became a member of Kingdom Church of Praise and Deliverance under the leadership of Pastor Bruce Emory. Mother Patterson was very knowledgeable in the word of God and graduated from Bible College in Newark, New Jersey. She was a intricate part of the International Women’s Workers organization for over 40 years. She nurtured many in her lifetime with her motherly love, care and concern. Mother Patterson worked in ministry as Evangelist for several years and later became Church Mother. She met the love of her life, James W. Patterson and they were later united in holy matrimony for over 50 years. Mother Patterson enjoyed spending time with her family members and friends. Mother Patterson was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. On Sunday, June 28, 2020 God Called Mother Patterson home to rest while surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Willie Cannon, Milton Cannon and Nathaniel Cannon; sisters, Geraldine Harper, Birdie Mae Smith, Almamie Portier, and Mary Cannon. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, James W. Patterson; loving daughter, Yvonne Glover (William); grandchildren, Nathaniel W. Glover (Melissa) and Marcus Glover; great grandchildren, Giani Glover and Liam Glover; children raised as her own, Daryl Smith, Anthony Robinson and Andrew Hayes; sister, Emma Jean Stewart, brother, Alton Cannon; God son, Darance Gillard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends.
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