Wilma Patterson

Born: Saint Joseph, MO on 28 February 1932

Passed away: Minneapolis, MN on 12 May 2020

Aged: 88 years

Funeral Date: 05 December 2020

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We invite all family and friends to the memorial of Wilma Patterson. Join us on Zoom, Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm central standard time.
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In Loving Memory of Wilma Jean Patterson
February 28, 1932 – May 12, 2020

Wilma Jean Patterson, age 88, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed peacefully away on May 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Wilma was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on February 28, 1932 to Theodore Robinson, Sr. and Betty (Mitchell) Robinson, the oldest of three children. She attended Bartlett High School in St. Joseph, MO. In 1959, she relocated her family to Minneapolis to take advantage of the better economic and educational opportunities available in the larger, northern city. In addition to being the beloved wife of Russell Patterson (also from St. Joseph, MO) and the devoted mother of ten children and two grandchildren, Wilma worked as a licensed practical nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital where she was highly respected and adored by her co-workers. She enjoyed baking, reading the Bible, family gatherings, watching her soaps, word fill-in puzzles, and visiting with her grandchildren.
She left this place and us without her presence, but there is no suffering, there is no more pain, Never did we hear her once complain, she had gone through so much, how did she do it, was it sitting in Gods hand that brought her through it? We could see you were tired but now you are at rest; there will be no more suffering for you.
We will miss you more that we can say or explain. We thank God for you and the time we were given to say I love you, but glad you are no longer suffering and look forward to the time when we will see you again. (John5:28-29)
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Patterson; children, Gary Patterson, Brenda Thompson, and Jacqueline Patterson; parents, Theodore Robinson, Sr. and Betty Jane Freeman; siblings, Theodore Robinson, Jr. and Beverly Robinson-Webster-Taylor; Uncle, Ward Mitchell; and Aunt, Joanne Mitchell.
She is survived by her children, Kay (Ira) Robinson, Versella (Henry) Johnson, Reginald Freeman, Russell C. Patterson, Dana Patterson, Maryann (Doug) Robinson and William Robert (Lisa) Patterson; grandchildren, Mark Robinson, Shawn Robinson, Nathaniel (Alaina) Patterson, William Robinson, Jason Patterson, Micole Patterson, Emmanuel Patterson, Dianne (Joseph) Walker, Tanya (Zayer) Myint, Camillie Thompson, Catherine Patterson, Erica Thompson, Artresa Thompson, Crystal Byrd Uqdah, Alicia Patterson, Ashley Patterson, Tamar Patterson, Imani Robinson and Leila Robinson; 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter soon to be born; and a host of nephews, nieces and extended family.
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Mrs.Patterson was a beautiful loving person. I pray for healing and peace for all of her loved ones. Candace Hall-Murdock

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I miss you dearly Moma.
Love your granddaughter, Cathy Patterson

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