About

The professional, experienced and dedicated staff at H.M. Patterson and Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at an emotional time in their lives. We believe that funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honored, and we strive to create meaningful tributes to those who have meant so much to family and friends.

Unparalleled service

The mission of our founder, Hyatt M. Patterson, was to provide high-quality funeral services in Atlanta by recruiting a professional and dedicated staff. We are committed to maintaining the same unparalleled level of service today as we provide burial options and cremation services in the greater Atlanta area.

Trusted provider

Reception room at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill ChapelWe are proud to offer our families exceptional value and hometown service afforded by our membership in the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, you receive service excellence from a locally operated establishment, coupled with the benefits of one of the most trusted service providers.

History

Hyatt M. Patterson always knew his life’s work must be directed to helping others. Acting on this desire, he began his apprenticeship in 1872 in Cleveland and worked there for 9 years. In 1881, while on his honeymoon, he traveled with his English-born bride to Atlanta for the Cotton States Exposition. After seeing the town, he told his bride of one year that they would live in Atlanta. Two days later, he started work with George Boaz at the Markham House, a landmark hotel in the city. The following year he purchased the Markham House and founded Patterson’s Funeral Home in 1882.

Chapel at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill ChapelThe business that he founded would become a cornerstone of modern funeral service. Notably, he was the first person in the southeastern United States to build a funeral home from the ground up. The H.M. Patterson – Spring Hill location is the longest continuously operating funeral home in the southeast. Hyatt was also responsible for many other innovations in funeral service and would become regarded as one of Georgia’s outstanding citizens. Before his death, he earned the affection of thousands. He was generous to everyone throughout the community. As a result of his vision, the name H.M. Patterson & Son has been a household word in Atlanta ever since.

H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network and continues to embrace the values that Hyatt held so dear. Today, we offer resources and sophisticated innovations that continue to distinguish H.M. Patterson & Son as the premier funeral provider.

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"The event venue is beautiful and peaceful. The staff are exceptionally professional, supportive and kind. The Celebration of Life service at H.M. Patterson & Son gave me great consolation and peace that my loved one's life had been celebrated in a wonderful and sacred way."

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July 2022

"Exceptional staff, particularly Shyra and Victoria."

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June 2022

"Shyra was fantastic through the whole process of my mother's cremation and graveside service. Patterson's handled the arrangements for my father in 2017, and several other family members before that, and they have always been wonderful."

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May 2022

"The arrangements were clear and understandable. Their professionalism was very apparent from the first day onward. Each staff member I met was very polite and very companionate."

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