Billy Dean Patterson

May 1, 1933March 12, 2019

Greensboro - Billy Dean Patterson, 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Moses Cone Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Eller Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Vaughn officiating. Family visitation will be immediately after the service.

Billy was born in Greensboro to the late Mark and Elma Patterson. He was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of Eller Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir. Billy loved golf, the beach, Appalachian football and Duke basketball. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Jenkins Patterson; and six siblings. Billy is survived by his daughters, Amy East and Emily Allen (Raymond); grandchildren, Molly East, Katie Ziegelhofer (Joseph) and Will Allen; two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Eli Ziegelhofer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eller Memorial Baptist Church, 1124 Walnut St, Greensboro, NC 27405 in memory of Billy D. Patterson.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Pat Mills

March 16, 2019

Amy and Emily,

We are thinking and praying for you at this time. Your father was a wonderful man with such a sweet spirit! May God be with you!

Ronnie and Pat Mills

Emma Castelloe

March 15, 2019

Amy and Emily,
Sorry to hear about your dad. He and Lois were two of my favorite cousins. They were so good to me while I was in nursing school at St. Leo's. I won't be able to attend the memorial service, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Emma Langley Castelloe

Harley Allen

March 15, 2019

He was a wonderful man. Will surely be missed by everyone who knew him

Pris Ricks

March 15, 2019

Will miss my sweet uncle Bill very much! Our small family was very close & each member was so dear.

Don Rumley

March 15, 2019

Bill was such a great person and a true friend to everyone who knew him. Through the years I have enjoyed serving with him at Eller Memorial, playing golf with Bill, Harold and Wayburn and enjoyed seeing him at church - even this past Sunday. He made Judy feel welcome to Eller, after our recent marriage, and always greeted everyone with a smile and words of encouragement. Our prayers will be for the family in the weeks ahead and we all will find comfort to know that he is reunited with his beloved Shirley, who he mentioned constantly. Judy and Don Rumley