Nancy Louise Patterson

July 19, 1949December 27, 2012

Mrs. Nancy Louise Leckie Patterson 63 passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her home. Born on July 19, 1949 in Lumberton NC, she was the daughter of the late Henry Miller and Maude Geneva Hines Leckie. Mrs. Patterson was a graduate of Western Carolina University, majoring in Social Studies and recieved her masters in European History from UNC Chapel Hill. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Her profession was as a history and psychology teacher at Concord High School. Her hobbies included reading and needle work.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother in law Bill Goins. Those left to cherish her memory is her husband Roy A. Patterson Jr., to whom she married on July 1, 1973, her son Alexander M. Patterson of China Grove and sister Gail L. Goins of Greenville NC, nephews Billy Goins of Raleigh and Eric Goins of Princeton NC. She is also survived by great neice and great nephew, Brianna and Ayden Goins and brother in law Ronnie Patterson of Bloomington Il.

Visitation will be on Monday from 6:00 til 7:00 at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with memorial service at 7:00 also at the funeral home with Rev. George Yates, minister. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Higgins and their staff of Levine Cancer Center, Carolinas Medical Center, and caregivers Jennifer Carroll and Tiffany Perry with Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County. In liew of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis NC 28081 or Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 31, 2012

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Catherine Frye-Green

August 9, 2013

I had the great good fortune of having Mrs. Patterson as a S.S. teacher when she taught in Forsyth County, Ga. I graduated in 1985 and immediately wrote to tell her how awesome she was. She sparked a life long interest in history and the way the world works. I will always remember her stating that China would give up communism eventually. She had said, "It's only been about 30 years stacked up against centuries of tradition. It won't last another ten years" I called her when China gave it up, to marvel at her astuteness. I've contacted her every few years to check in. It was getting to be about that time again when I found this. The world lost a truely devoted educator. She loved her students and I loved her. My heart is on the ground. My belated sympathies to her family.

Ann Reid

January 2, 2013

Nancy was an incredible friend and amazing teacher.i will always treasure our friendship. Roy and Alex are in our thoughts and prayers.

Beth Cornwell

January 1, 2013

Roy, you and Alex are in my thoughts and prayers. So glad we got to spend a little time with you and Nancy at our Zeta reunions. Nancy was a wonderful, caring person. She will be greatly missed.

kaylee James

December 31, 2012

Mrs. Patterson was a very inspiring teacher to me and her students as well. Taught us so much that will be very helpful to us in the future. She will be missed! Prayers sent to her family. We will all have a great memory and a remembering of her in spider nation.

Patti Spake Lybrand

December 31, 2012

Nancy and I were roommates in college for 3 years and became very good friends and Zeta sisters. I admired her study habits and she put up with my shenanigans such as keeping a pet rabbit in our dorm room. She was always by steadying force. Much love to Roy and Alex during this time. I will always remember her kindness, gentleness, love of life and beautiful eyes.

Susan Birdsall

December 30, 2012

Mrs. Patterson was a great teacher. I had the privilege of having her as a teacher in High School and College. She was one of my all time favorite teachers. Not only did she teach me a lot, she was also a great mentor.

Mary Brown

December 30, 2012

I agree with Debbie Nelson's post. Nancy fought the good fight. Now she is truly healed. Nancy was the strongest, lovelist woman I have known. I and her Zeta sisters were blessed to call her a sister and a friend. You and the family remain in my prayers.

December 30, 2012

Nancy was a very dear friend and inspiration to me and numerous others at Concord High School. She taught me to cherish people, love and appreciate every moment, and to always have faith. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with her family. Bethany Heydt

Debbie Nelson

December 30, 2012

When I think of Nancy I think of 2nd Timothy 4:7 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." Her endurance was amazing and I will always remember her as one of the nicest people I ever knew. In Zeta Love, Debbie Nelson

Carole and Archie Price

December 29, 2012

We will cherish memories of attending music events and dances together...such special times. Blessings and Peace