OBITUARY

Jeffrey Baxter Patterson

July 26, 1977May 10, 2019
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Jeffrey Baxter Patterson, age 41, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Friday May 10, 2019. A visitation of family & friends for Jeffrey will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071, Macon Rd, Columbus, Georgia 31907, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM.

Jeffrey was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on July 26, 1977; the son of Sandra Elizabeth Baxter Patterson and James Earl Patterson, Jr. In 1987, he and his family returned to their former home of Columbus, GA. While attending middle school here in Columbus, he met Brandi Marie Averitt. They were married in February of 1995; they have two daughters, Haley and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Haven and Anais. Above all, what Jeffrey loved most was his family and friends. Jeffrey was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents: James Earl Patterson Sr. and Helen Powers Patterson; Reuben Carlton Baxter and Grace Valoree Watson Baxter. Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Brandi Marie Averitt Patterson; daughters, Haley Nicole Patterson Moore and Jennifer Brooke Patterson; father, James Earl Patterson, Jr. and mother, Sandra Elizabeth Baxter Patterson; brothers, James Carlton Patterson and Jonathan Earl Patterson; and sister, Mynon Helen Patterson Millwood.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Patterson family.

  • FAMILY

  • James Earl Patterson Jr., Father
  • Sandra Elizabeth Baxter Patterson, Mother
  • Brandi Marie Averitt Patterson, Wife
  • Hayley Nicole Patterson Moore, Daughter
  • Don Moore, Son-in-law
  • Jennifer Brooke Patterson, Daughter
  • Haven Moore, Grandchild
  • Anais Mae Moore, Grandchild
  • James Carlton Patterson, Brother
  • Mynon Helen Patterson, Sister
  • Jonathan Earl Patterson, Brother
  • Jeff is also survived by numerous, family members, including, aunts, uncles, cousins and by many friends he has made through his life.

Services

  • Visitation of Family & Friends Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Keith Gossett

May 14, 2019

Jeff was one of the 1st customers in my shop when we opened in 2013. Over the years Jeff became much more than a customer to myself & my family. He was always, and I mean always smiling when he entered the shop. Jeff and I had a conversation once about football and I told him I really did not follow it much anymore but that John Elway was my favorite and that since his retirement, I simply wasn't much interested. The day after that conversation, Jeff came into the shop with a signed photograph of John Elway for me. I still have it, framed in my workshop at home.This was the type of person I knew him to be, kind, considerate and thoughtful.
Jeff will be missed terribly by all of us but, remembered fondly.
Rest peacefully my friend.
Keith (Bucky), Sherry, Robert, Tammy and Willie

Ricky Bartlett

May 12, 2019

Jeffery (Jeff) was an irritating little cousin and I loved him for it.

I witnessed him grow from a goofy kid to a brave teen then into an amazing man; who became a strong husband, phenomenal father and loving grandfather.

Jeff had his own spirit and path in this world that he journeyed unapologetically with strong convictions.

Jeff was more than a cousin...he was more a brother. I am a better person for having you in my life.

Sincerely,
Ricky Bartlett (Jennifer - wife)
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa
05/12/2019

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