Alice Lucretia Patterson

June 1, 1928January 20, 2021

Alice Lucretia Farrar Patterson was born on June 1, 1928 in Nashville, Tenn. Her parents were Nina Ellen Mills and Henry C. Farrar, and she had three older brothers. She received her B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University and her M.A. in Education from Peabody College. She taught for three years in the Nashville City Schools and one year at Harding grade school in Searcy, AR. While there she met Gene Patterson; they married August 29, 1954 and were married for 60 years before his death in 2014. They had four children and she highly valued the role of wife, mother and homemaker. She taught ladies’ and children’s Bible classes, and encouraged young moms through the Motherly Love ministry. She and Gene were faithful members of Westover Hills church of Christ and loved being involved in the international ministry there. She had a great love for coffee, classical and Christian music and books. Her favorite authors are those of scripture, especially the Gospel of Luke and Acts, and she also enjoyed other authors such as C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Philip Yancey, and Max Lucado.

Lucretia was proud of her brother, Dr. Henry Farrar, who helped to establish Nigerian Christian Hospital, and prefers donations to International Health Care Foundation, 102 N Locust St., Searcy, AR 72143-9920 for the support of NCH in lieu of flowers. Lucretia was a faithful and beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by children: Mark (Fran) Patterson, Jeff (Jan) Patterson, Kay (Brent) Magner, and Sara (Chris) Boyer; grandchildren: Teal Patterson, Joy (Ben) Langford, Jessica (Sam) Selby, Jaimie (Will) Morgan, Joshua Patterson, Julia Patterson, Daniel (Jasmine) Magner, Jennie Magner, Caleb (Amalia) Magner, Ann Magner, Emilee Boyer, Scott Boyer, and Ella Kate Boyer; and great-grandchildren: Elijah Langford, Emeline Langford, Eloise Langford, Gabriel Selby, Brooklynn Selby, Theo Selby, and John Everette Morgan.

The family will have a small private burial on Friday, January 22, and a public visitation Sunday, January 24 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. A memorial celebration of life will be scheduled at a future time in the summer.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, January 24, 2021


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Tunisia Singleton

January 25, 2021

We have such fond memories of when we first moved to Austin after graduating from ACU. Gene and Lu were our Sunday school teachers along with Ross and Joanne Davis in the young couples class. We dearly loved and appreciated them. They spent lots of time with us young couples planning social gatherings outside of church. Lu was a special lady!

Lori Rowe

January 25, 2021

I rejoice for Lucretia at this time. Many, many times in my visits with her, she told me how much she missed her beloved Gene. Today, she is reunited with him, and I can just see that beautiful smile lighting up her face because she is with him again. She is home. She is with her Lord and Savior to whom she devoted her life. Praise be to God for gifting us with her and for all of the people she led to Christ.

Marshall jennings

January 23, 2021

It was a beautiful pleasure to know and love Lucretia and Gene while we were worshipping at Westover Hills. Few couples have had more impact on our lives. I am sure my Margie and Lucretia are having a busy time visiting and remembering good times....with our Saviour Jesus nearby. May God bless Lucretia's family

Marshall Jennings

Larry Boyd

January 22, 2021

My late first wife, Millie, and I shared many wonderful experiences in life together with Lu and Gene the time we lived in Austin in the late 70s and early 80s. Especially with both our 2 youngest, Jeff and Steve, and their 2 youngest, Kay and Sara, growing up there together being fairly close in ages. And how we loved sharing our faith in worship and fellowship together with the Westover Hills church of Christ.
Lu was a great wife and Mom, and knew how to have fun and enjoy life. Their home was always open and she never knew a stranger.
We are so sorry for your loss, Mark, Jeff, Kay, Sara and your beautiful families. May God and your mom's precious memories grant you peace and hope.
Larry and Betty Ann Boyd

Linda King

January 22, 2021

Remembering Lu with loving memories when Bob and I were in college at UT and we all worshipped at University Avenue church. Both she and Gene were very supportive of all the young adults. On many occasions, they shared their love and home, encouraging all the church college age students.
Fran, I still use the tapestry that Kodi, our daughter, made when she took art lessons from you. That was in the 1980’s when you lived close to 45th street.
Thanking God for both your parents life’s in the Lord. Lu was a great Christian lady.

Becky Stewart

January 22, 2021

The Blakes and the Pattersons have always had good memories from their time together at York College. Condolences to the family.