James Patterson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

James Patterson died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at his home. He was 67.

Mr. Patterson was a member of New Mount Pilgrim Church where he was a deacon, superintendent of the Sunday school and a Bible class teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt and Zadie Patterson; three brothers, Roosevelt “Jack” Patterson, Samuel David Patterson and Theodore Patterson; and two sisters, Emma Lee Rankin and Viola James.

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Survivors include his wife, Connie Patterson; three daughters, Ruby Williams and Ursula Patterson, both of Vicksburg, and Cynthia Major of Chesapeake, Va.; eight sisters, Bertha Harris of Vicksburg, Annette Cruel and Carlee Harried, both of New Orleans, Azell Hutchins and Juanita Brown, both of Chicago, Roselee Fells of Gulfport, Lula Wilson of Shreveport and Shirley Green of Fayette; a brother, Bernard Rankin of New Orleans; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends including the Rev. Rudy L. Smith, Lillian Gaines and Percy Bell, all of Vicksburg.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.