Karen Kay Patterson

December 15, 1947April 5, 2019

Karen Kay Patterson, age 71, of Gadsden, Alabama passed away on Friday April 5, 2019. Funeral Service will be at 3pm Monday April 8, 2019 at Cove Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 1pm until the hour of service. Rev. Bob Harris and Rev. Craig Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services. Karen's life centered around, God, her church, and her family. She was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church and had worked in the nursery for about 50 years. She was known also for always having snacks for the Children. She was a NASCAR racing and Alabama Football Fan. She was also an avid follower of the weather. Karen loved everyone and never failed to let each person know that they were loved by both words and deeds. She took joy in giving from her heart. Karen is survived by; sister Donna P. Bone, sister Joan (John) Smith, sister Penny Witcher and sister-in-law Kayla Patterson; nieces, Connie Lowman, Suzanne (Mike) Beggs, Chandler Witcher, Courtney Smith, Tiffany Clair Witcher; nephews Richard (Amy) Bone, Nick Patterson, Patrick Patterson; and Several great nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by; mother Sadie Rodgers Patterson and father Thomas Patterson; brother Mark Russell Patterson; nephew John David Smith IV. Pallbearers will be Richard Bone, Nick Patterson, Patrick Patterson, Dax Lowman, Taylor Beggs, John Smith, and Baye DeFranco. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Patterson family.


  • Thomas Patterson, Father
  • Sadie Rodgers Patterson, Mother
  • Donna P. Bone, Sister
  • Joan (John) Smith, Sister
  • Penny Witcher, Sister
  • Mark Russell Patterson, Brother
  • Kayla Patterson, Sister-in-law
  • John David Smith IV, Nephew
  • Richard (Amy) Bone, Nephew
  • Suzanne (Mike) Beggs, Niece
  • Courtney Smith, Niece
  • Nick Patterson, Nephew
  • Patrick Patterson, Nephew
  • Chandler Witcher, Niece
  • Tiffany Claire Witcher, Niece
  • Several Great Nieces and Nephews

  • Richard Bone
  • Nick Patterson
  • Patrick Patterson
  • Dax Lowman
  • Taylor Beggs
  • John Smith
  • Baye Defranco


  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Karen Kay Patterson

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Jasmine Taylor

April 7, 2019

What a sweet sweet soul. This world will not be the same without KK. I am so blessed to have had Karen in my life when i was a teenager. She was such an important part of my raising. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you strength and understanding during this time! I love you all!

Andrea Adkison

April 7, 2019

I remember Karen working in the nursery, children's church and VBS at the Temple. She always made sure everyone got a butter cookie and koolaid. She was always helping with any event in the church. She helped recently at my bridal shower. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know her. Such a sweet giving lady. She will be missed. Love you guys and continuous prayers for you.