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Yvonne Patterson

June 21, 1938 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 82)


Yvonne Patterson died peacefully surrounded by family in the arms of God on May 15, 2021, at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee. She was born to the late Willie J. Patterson and Getrude Betton Patterson in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 21, 1938. She was a graduate of Austin High School. She retired from Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and Allied Chemical. She was immersed in a Christian theology that would be her anchor and daily living. 

She was proceeded in death by both parents, her sisters, Mary Ruth Winston and Althea Reese, and her brothers, Willie James Patterson and Hubert J. Sterling. 

Yvonne was blessed with a large and loving family, her two daughters, Mary Patterson and Natasha (Paul) Johnson: her grandchildren Rodgerick (Jackie) Griffin , Jr., Jarvis (Chioma) Griffin, Sciara (John Smith) Griffin, and Kendrick (Brittany) Griffin; great grandchildren: Rakia Griffin (Jabriel Linzy), Charles and Menz Bailey, Daisha Ortiz, Willie Griffin, Ramirez Young, Corey Hinton, Kendarius, Brionna Holloway, Kendrick, Jr., Kayden, and Jakobe Griffin, and Phillip Reed, Caregiver. Cousin, John Dean. 

She survived by special friends Rodgerick Griffin, Annie Bell Ballinger, Francine Stinson, Joann Glenn, Kevin Stone, Regina Murphy, Danisha Tiggs,, Corey Hinton, Arianne Smith, Wanda Hamilton, Bernice Duckett, Maggie Fulton, Mary Cline, Steve Jones, Von Sterling, Karen Johnson, Henrietta Avery, Beverly McDuffey-Ward ,and a host of others who she inspired and was a part of her life.

Wednesday , May 10, 2021, a private graveside and Entombment will be held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, TN. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association.  Social distancing and face coverings are required.  the walkthrough.  Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com. 


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