Thomasville - Robert Mitchell Patterson, age 71, formerly of Lenoir, NC, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 suddenly at Novant Health Medical Center- Thomasville. Robert attended the Freedman Elementary and Freedman High School in Lenoir, NC and graduated from the newly integrated Lenoir High School with the Class of 1967. After high school he followed in the footsteps of his maternal grandfather and uncles to become a Chef; he was mentored by several chefs from Lenoir Country Club, Lake Hickory Country Club, before becoming a professional executive chef in Greenville, NC and the metropolitan areas of Charlotte and Winston-Salem, NC.
Robert was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, Rossilee Patterson and Annie Abernathy Patterson, by a sister, Judy A. Patterson and a brother, Larry A. Patterson.
Family: He is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn, and the children, Angela (Chidi) Amadi of Wake Forest, NC; Sommer Patterson of Charlotte, NC; Shaqwan Hardy of Thomasville, NC, Gerald Bivens of Hickory, NC, and Donna Bivens (Marcus) of Hickory, NC. He was a retired Chef and Senior Deacon at First Missionary Baptist Church of Thomasville, NC.
Siblings: Rossilee (Cathy) Patterson, Jr., Scottsdale, AZ; Cynthia C. Patterson of Lenoir, NC; Dale (Karen) Patterson, Charlotte, NC; William A. (Angela) Patterson; Dennis C. Patterson, Lenoir, NC and James David Patterson, Lenoir, NC.
Public Viewing : September 2, 2021 at S. E. Thomas Funeral Services in Thomasville, NC from 3pm - 6 pm. Balloon Release at First Missionary Baptist Church immediately following public viewing
Private Funeral for Family Only : September 3, 2021 at 12:30pm at First Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC. The Family will have a Quiet Hour from 12pm-12:30pm
To View the live stream please visit the First Missionary Baptist Church Facebook page
Burial: Carolina Biblical Gardens jamestown, NC
EVERYONE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY
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