Barbara Cheryl Hobbs Patterson

June 10, 1962December 3, 2018
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Barbara Cheryl Hobbs Patterson, age 56 of Dunn, departed this life on Monday, December 3, 2018 at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital. She was born in Sampson County on June 10, 1962 to Bobby S. Hobbs and the late Jeanette Ward Hobbs. Barbara's greatest joy in life was her family. Her daughter, Erica was her world. They traveled all over the country during Erica's dance competitions. As a young lady she would spend a lot of time with the family down on the beach at Surf City. Often she could be found sitting with her dog Logan rooting Duke on to another victory.

Barbara leaves behind to honor her legacy her father Bobby S. Hobbs; one daughter: Erica Ashley Patterson of the home; two sisters: Cheryl Hobbs Gautier and husband Chandler of Dunn and Brenda Hobbs Whaley and husband Dan of Wilson, NC; one niece: Larken Hobbs Whaley and nephew: Jackson Bobby Whaley.

A funeral service to commemorate the life of Barbara Cheryl Hobbs Patterson will be conducted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary of Central Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Waggoner officiating. She will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery with Ed Ward, Jr., Kenneth Ward, Wes Taylor, Justin Patterson, Javier Soto, Carter Wood and Mason Bahr serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of customary remembrance, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573, or Sidekix PO Box 8027 Wilson, NC 27893.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Bobby S. Hobbs, Father
  • Jeanette Ward Hobbs, Mother
  • Erica Ashley Patterson, Daughter
  • Cheryl Hobbs Gautier and husband Chandler, Sister
  • Brenda Hobbs Whaley abd husband Dan, Sister
  • Larken Hobbs Whaley, Niece
  • Jackson Bobby Whaley, Nephew

  • Ed Ward, Jr.
  • Kenneth Ward
  • Wes Taylor
  • Justin Patterson
  • Javier Soto
  • Carter Wood
  • Mason Bahr

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Sidekix


  • Receiving Of Friends Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Barbara Cheryl Hobbs Patterson

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Faye Hall

December 4, 2018

Barbara & I have been friends for 30 plus years, she will be missed very much, I remember all the good times we had together, all the laughs we shared , all the tears we shared. I am going to miss her more than anyone will ever know, she had a smile & a heart that will be always be remembered as a true friend if she could help she would. My Prayers are being said for Erica & the Family, Heaven has gained a Very Precious Angel that will be Missed by all that Knew & Loved Her & I Am One of Those That will Miss Her,, Goodbye My Precious Friend, Love You.....

sharon Jernigan

December 4, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to the family, Erica, Bobby, Cheryl and Brenda. Such a sweet girl and will truly be missed. May God continue to bring you comfort and peace.

I Love You all,
Sharon Jernigan (McCorquodale)

Bill McNair

December 4, 2018

Barbara was a great classmate from the class of 1980. She will be missed.
Bill McNair

Lisa Canada

December 3, 2018

I really don't know where to start. This amazing woman saved my life years ago....with just a simple "I care". We quickly became friends...although we lived miles apart! She was always there for matter what! She and her family treated me like I was family when I visited her...she took me to my first (and only) concert....Kenny Chesney. Years later...the day my Father passed away....she was the one I reached out to.....again, she was there. Through the years.....we remained good friends. I will miss her dearly. I'll never find another friend like her...she was truly one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Fly high my sweet friend!!!!

Paula Haefner

December 3, 2018

I remember every year she was so happy I sent her a Christmas card.I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful woman with a heart if gold. RIP