OBITUARY

John Lee Patterson Jr.

October 12, 1962June 9, 2018

A Time To Be Born: John Lee Patterson, Jr. entered this life on October 12, 1962. He was the _2nd child born to John Lee Patterson, Sr. and Zella May Patterson in Jacksonville, Florida. John had 10 siblings. His Parents, Brother and Sister preceded him in death.

A Time To Learn: A love for education and a life-long learner, John began his formal education at Duval County Public School and completed his secondary education at Jean Ribault Senior High School ℅ of 1980. He continued his educational journey by earning an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Florida Community College of Jacksonville. His educational pursuits culminated in graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. Desiring to answer his call to duty and to serve his country, John served in the United States Navy earning the rank of Petty Officer. During his service to our Country John embarked upon and developed his exquisite culinary skills. John’s educational and military training prepared him for his life’s work and passion. He retired from Catholic Charities where he serves as a_Social Worker. A Time To Love: John met Michele Smith in High School and married his High School sweetheart in 1982. There were four children born to this union: John Lee Patterson, III; Jami Patterson; Rev. Maria Patterson-Wilson (Rev.Richard P. Wilson, II); . and Mario Patterson. After this marriage ended in divorce, John met and married Rose M. Marks. To this union was born one son, Deion Patterson. John was also a loving Father to Renaldo Patterson,Kourtnea Buckholtz and Sequoia Patterson. John was also the loving Grandfather to 15 and his grandchildren affectionately call him Grand daddy. He has one unborn grandchild who is due in August, who he would have loved to have the pleasure of spoiling.

Services

21 June

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel

4801 SAN JOSE BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207

22 June

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Potters House

5119 Normandy Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32205

22 June

Committal

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Jacksonville National

Lannie Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32218

REMEMBERING

John Lee Patterson Jr.

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Freda Bullard

June 17, 2018

I have known John all his life. A friend of his mother. He and my son spent their early childhood together around his maternal grandparents home. Such a delightful guy and very good cook. But there is one thing for sure "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't Heal". May Almighty God comfort you during this time.

Samantha Patterson

June 17, 2018

Maria Wilson

June 16, 2018

Biography

The Seasons of Life For John Lee Patterson, Jr.
“To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1


A Time To Be Born:
John Lee Patterson, Jr. entered this life on October 12, 1962. He was the _2nd child
born to John Lee Patterson, Sr. and Zella May Patterson in Jacksonville, Florida. John had 10
siblings. His Parents, Brother and Sister preceded him in death.

A Time To Learn:
A love for education and a life-long learner, John began his formal education at Duval County Public School and completed his secondary education at Jean Ribault Senior High School ℅ of 1980.
He continued his educational journey by earning an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from
Florida Community College of Jacksonville. His educational pursuits culminated in graduating with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. Desiring to answer his
call to duty and to serve his country, John served in the United States Navy earning the rank
of Petty Officer. During his service to our Country John embarked upon and developed
his exquisite culinary skills. John’s educational and military training prepared him for his life’s
work and passion. He retired from Catholic Charities where he serves as a_Social Worker.

A Time To Love:
John met Michele Smith in High School and married his High School sweetheart in 1982. There were four children born to this union:
John Lee Patterson, III; Jami Patterson; Rev. Maria Patterson-Wilson (Rev.Richard P. Wilson, II);
. and Mario Patterson. After this marriage ended in divorce, John met and married
Rose M. Marks. To this union was born one son, Deion Patterson. John was also a loving Father
to Renaldo Patterson,Kourtnea Buckholtz and Sequoia Patterson. John was also the loving Grandfather to 15 and his grandchildren affectionately call him Grand daddy. He has one unborn grandchild who is
due in August, who he would have loved to have the pleasure of spoiling.

A Time To Nurture:
John received Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior after hearing his daughter Rev Maria Wilson preach December 31,2017. His daughter had the pleasure to lead her father to Christ. John had a passion
for life and could always be found helping others. His love for others was shown in his culinary
skills. It gave him great pleasure to cook for friends in times of crisis, in times of need or just to
bring a smile to a someone’s face. He made his meals from scratch, and was always looking out
for the newest recipe to add to his collection of tasty dishes. Life-long bonds centered around
his kitchen table. John especially loved spending time with and cooking for his family. He was
known for his famous Pound Cake, Crawfish Fettuccine and anything else he fired up on the stove.
He indulged his children by preparing their own special dishes, just for them. One of his delicious
meals, complete with his renown pound cake, was his last act of love for his family just days
before his transition. John had a life of the party personality. He never met a stranger. He was
fun to be around and made anyone he talked to laugh. John totally appreciated and embraced
the very essence of life. He will be very deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


A Time To Mourn and A Time To Dance:
John lived life to the fullest and rejoiced in the accomplishments of his children. His was a source
of constant encouragement to his daughter Maria during her journey into the ministry when she
was licensed to Preach the Gospel and was especially proud when she followed his footsteps with
a degree in Criminal Justice and her pursuit of her law degree. He celebrated as his Son-in-Love,
Rev. Richard P. Wilson, II preached his initial sermon. He was able to see his oldest grandson,
Deveric, graduate from his Alma Mater June of 2018. He celebrated his sons in their athletic
abilities, as all proud Dads do. He was an adoring and doting Father when his daughters shared
their accomplishments. He lovingly cared, guided and spoiled his daughter Jami. Jami was truly the apple of his eye and her smile would light up the room when she saw him.

A Time To Die:
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, John answered the call of our Heavenly Father to come and rest from
his labor to his reward as he transitioned from time to eternity. Rejoicing in the great legacy that
John left for his loved ones who are now blessed to cherish many fond memories of him are
three generations of love: His wife Rose M. Marks; His children John Lee Patterson, III; Jami
Patterson; Rev. Maria Patterson-Wilson (Rev. Richard P. Wilson, II); Renaldo Patterson(Samantha Patterson);
Mario Patterson; Kourtnea Buckholtz, Sequoia Patterson 15 Grandchildren; and, a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones,,
relatives and friends.


HE IS GONE

You can shed tears he is gone;
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he will back;
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him;
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live in yesterday;
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone;
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty, or turn your back;
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

David Harkins


ORDER OF SERVICE

A Well Lived Life

A life well-lived is a precious gift of
Hope and strength and grace from
Someone who has made our world a brighter, better place.
It is filled with moments sweet and sad,
With smiles and sometimes tears,
With friendships formed and good times shared
And laughter through the years.
A life well-lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure.
A loving lasting memory our grateful hearts will treasure.



PRELUDE………………………………………………………………………….……MUSICIANS

PROCESSIONAL OF CLERGY AND FAMILY ………………….………………………………….

PRAYER………………………………………………………………………… Richard P Wilson II

MUSICAL SELECTION ……………………………………………………Potters House Praise Team

OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE…………………………………………..2 Timothy 4:7

NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE…………………………………….

SOLO………………………………………………………………………………………Sherrica Frazier

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS/RESOLUTIONS……………………………………………….

OBITURARY (Read Silently)…………………………………………………………..…SOFT MUSIC



MUSICAL SELECTION ……………………………………………………Potters House Praise Team

EULOGY ……………………………………………………………………………Richard P. Wilson Sr.

BENEDICTION ………………………………………………………………………………

RECESSIONAL………………………………..…………………………………………….



“The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit”.
Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

FAMILY CHAIN

We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Ron Trammer




I’M FREE

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work and play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seems all to brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now,
He set me free!







Cherished Memories


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Pallbearers

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Honorary Pallbearers

Deveric Jones Brandon Flowers
Richard P. Wilson, III Jackson Emmanuel Wilson




Flowerbearers

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Acknowledgements
The Family of John Lee Patterson, Jr. wishes to express with sincere appreciation
our gratitude to each of you for your prayers, thoughtfulness, many expressions of love, numerous acts of kindness, food, flowers, visits and your presence here today. Your
expressions of Christian Love will always be remembered in our hearts. A Special
“Thank You” and “Much Love” to Bishop McLaughlin, Lady Narlene and The Potters
House International Officers, Ministries and Church Family for the gift of your
hospitality and care for our family during the Homegoing Celebration of one
whom we loved so dearly. May God Bless and Keep you always!


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