Dorothy Lee Hammonds McGaha Patterson

March 18, 1937February 19, 2011

Dorothy Lee Hammonds McGaha Patterson, age 73, of Kingsport, TN., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born March, 18, 1937 in Kingsport, to Charles Edward and Ellen Rasnake Hammonds and was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James H. McGaha, her second husband, George Patterson, her mother, Ellen Rasnake Tittle, and her step son, Brian Keith Patterson. Survivors include two sons, Timothy J. McGaha and wife, a special daughter in law, Gigi of Hephzibah, Ga., Keith McGaha of Kingsport, three daughters, Jeanne Vaughn of Kingsport, Sandy McGaha of Gray, Tina McGaha Taylor and husband, a special son in law, Donnie of Kingsport, two step daughters, Tina Patterson Snapp, Linda Patterson Bowlin, one granddaughter, Nanou Gilmer of France, one great granddaughter, Alexandria “Mookie” Gilmer of France, four step grandchildren, Tobie, Crystal, Coral,and Mary Sue, her father, Charlie Hammonds of Melbourne, Fl. , two brothers, Roy and Pat Hammonds of EauGallie, Fl., Jimmie Hammonds of Denver, Colorado, two sisters, Patsy McConnell of Fall Branch, TN., Debbie Owl of Melbourne, Fl., several nieces and nephews, aunts, and uncles, and many special friends including, Retha McQueen, Barbara Fisher, and Virginia Jones. She is also survived by a host of special brothers and sisters in Christ. Special thanks to Cheryl Ward for your attempts to save our mom’s life and to her special church family for being by her side as she left this earth. To many she was known as the “Pie Lady”, who never met a stranger. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ, 2733 Elizabethton Hwy, Johnson City, TN., with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dorothy Lee Hammonds McGaha Patterson

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Toni, Chad, Ashlyn & Addison Chesser

February 24, 2011

Tina & Family,
So sorry for the loss of your mother. Many blessings and prayers are being said for you all.

February 24, 2011

Jeanne and Keith, We are so sorry about the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Janie & Jay France

Sherry Forbes

February 24, 2011

Tina, I'm so sorry about your mom. She was an amazing women. My prayers are with you and your family. I miss seeing you and everyone at work. Love, Sherry

Cathy McGathey DeVault

February 24, 2011

Keith,I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her, even though I have not seen her for many years. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

Tim Mitchell

February 24, 2011

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Dorothy will be missed by so many. The love and kindness she showed our family during Eloise's illness and passing will never be forgotten. We will treasure the Mitchell family history she shared and always remember the wonderful pies she so generously gave with her love. May God comfort you through this difficult time.

Wanda Owens

February 23, 2011

You will be dearly missed at the Habitat Store .Seeing your smile and hearing your words of encouragement. Missing the pies too.

Sis Ann Aubert

February 23, 2011

I only met her the few times I came to the Fall Festival, but what a very sweet christian lady.. I will meet her again someday... Sis Ann Aubert

Irene Pierce

February 23, 2011

May God comfort you, family and friends of sister Dorothy,she was such a friendly lady that stood out in a church that is so large,she was not to busy to welcome a newcomer and share some friendly words and bake their favorite pie.She can never be replaced.

Joshua & Estera Johnson

February 23, 2011

Jeanne & Family: May God be with you and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Sis. Dorothy was a blessing to many people and will be dearly missed.

Sheila (Bowman) Sims

February 23, 2011

Sandy,Jeane,Tim,Keith and Tina..I was so shocked n saddened to hear about Dorothy's passing.I have soo many fond n cherished memories of her i'm still shocked! I remember when yall moved next to us when we were all kids and we all had so much fun together growing up,that was the good days. I remember Dorothy used to let us stand in the living room where it was warm n wait for the schoolbus to pick us up when it was so cold outside and she'd sit on the couch n tell us when it was coming.And all the good food she was always cooking,we were always welcome in her home.She was always smiling and laughing n wouldnt ever let ya leave hungry. I could go on anf on with wonderful memories of Dorothy,she was a special lady and she sure loved God and stood for what she believed. I Love all of you and yall have been on my mind since the minute i found out,youll be in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time but remember shes definatly an angel that will be in special hands and shes always gonna live in all our hearts.Those are beautiful pictures of her also.