Andrew J. Patterson Jr.

Published 9:15 am Monday, May 16, 2016

Andrew J. Patterson Jr., known as “Andy” or “Sonny”, 78, died May 10, 2016 at his residence in Woodleaf.

He was the son of the late Andrew Patterson Sr. and Estella Ijames Patterson. He graduated from Davie County Training School in 1956 and served four years in the U.S. Air Force, from 1956 to 1960. He retired from Celanese as a production operator, also from Livingstone College, where he was a security guard. He was a life member of Liberty AME Zion Church in Mocksville, where he served on the Trustee Board, and a member of Men’s Booster Ministry. He loved working in the yard, and bowling as health permitted.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Frank Patterson.

Survivors: his wife, Eveline Fowler Patterson of the home; 3 daughters, Marlene Jones of the home, Tracy (Sylvester) Culbertson of Cleveland, and Andrea (Bo) Frontis of Troutman; 6 grandchildren, Sherece White, Latoya Jones, Andrew Frontis, Sylvester Culbertson Jr., NaTasha (Anthony) Jackson, Letitia (Maurice) Cowan; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Estella Pruitt and Eller Wease (Cornelius) Hargrove, both of Cooleemee; a brother, Charles (Mable) Patterson of Westbury, N.Y.; a special friend, who was like a son, the Rev. James Milton; a devoted caretaker, Keisha Carter; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Salisbury. The Rev. David T. Small will officiate and the Rev. James E. Milton will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in Liberty AME Zion Church Cemetery in Mocksville. The family will receive friends at Moore’s Chapel one hour before the service.