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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Susan Diane Patterson

December 21, 1947January 11, 2020
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Susan Diane Patterson, 72, entered into the loving arms of Jesus during the evening hours of Saturday (January 11, 2020). Diane was born on December 21, 1947 in LaFollette, TN to Ocle Omer, Jr. & Margie Ruth (Iula) Loy.

Diane loved to travel, dance, and relaxed while watching movies. She attended Colonial Heights Baptist Church. Diane was a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend; she will be greatly missed.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Ocle Omer Loy, Jr; and brother, half-brother, Frank Iula.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Alan Patterson & wife Terry and Todd Patterson & girlfriend Erika; mother, Margie Ruth Iula; ex-husband of 53 years and father to her children, Robert Alan Patterson; half-sister, Carmela Jackson; best friends, Rebecca Hicks and Jessica Thomas; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday (January 20, 2020) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor New York, NY 10001; www.alzfdn.org; 866-232-8484).

Online condolences may be made to the Patterson family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Patterson family.

  • FAMILY

  • Alan Patterson & wife Terry, Son
  • Todd Patterson and girlfriend Erika, Son
  • Margie Ruth Iula, Mother
  • Robert Alan Patterson, Ex-Husband of fifty-three years and father to her children
  • Carmela Jackson, Half-Sister
  • Rebecca Hicks and Jessica Thomas, Best Friends
  • Several Nieces, Nephews, and a Host of Friends, Family
  • Ocle Omer Loy, Jr., Father - Deceased
  • Frank Iula, Half-Brother - Deceased

Services

20 January

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

East Lawn Funeral Home

Chapel


Memories

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Sheila Boxill

January 17, 2020

Diane was always the life of the party. We didn’t see each other much growing up but when we did it was memorable. She was always a lot of fun. She will be missed so much. I know there is a party going on in heaven with all our other relatives. My prayers are with Alan and Todd for the loss of their Mom. You will always be in my heart cousin. Until we see each other again, all my love.

Barbara Tunnell

January 16, 2020

Alan, so sorry to learn of Diane's death. I am in FL or I would have been at the funeral. Prayers for you and the family.
Barbara Tunnell

Judy Simpson

January 15, 2020

Diane was my hairdresser and my friend. We laughed together all the time and she always made my day brighter. Diane was such a kind person and made everyone feel special. I loved her dearly and will miss her being part of my life. She was "worth the wait".

Rita Watkins

January 15, 2020

Our heat felt sympathy goes out to all of you on the loss of wife, daughter, friend & mother. Diane was a great hairdresser & so funny. She was also beautiful & kind.

Todd, please know that our heart is hurting for you in the lose of your Mom. We love you sweetheart, Joe & Rita

Sharon Blevins

January 14, 2020

Diane was more than my hairdresser. She was a friend. We laughed and talked. It was so much fun everytime I saw her.

Tammie Callahan-Reichert

January 14, 2020

I am truly saddened to hear of Diane‘s passing. Diane was truly a fun loving & energetic lady who seem to always bring a good gut laugh out of me. I’m so thankful that I had the lifetime opportunity to have known and work with Diane many years ago. She will be truly missed.
My deepest condolences to the family.

~Tammie Callahan- Reichert

Nancy Trammell

January 13, 2020

To my sweet beautiful friend all my love to her family she loved so much I had a great time with her in high school Rest In Peace

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Biography

      Susan Diane Patterson was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Susan will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Susan Diane Patterson, 72, entered into the loving arms of Jesus during the evening hours of Saturday (January 11, 2020). Diane was born on December 21, 1947 in LaFollette, TN to Ocle Omer, Jr. & Margie Ruth (Iula) Loy.

Diane loved to travel, dance, and relaxed while watching movies. She attended Colonial Heights Baptist Church. Diane was a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend; she will be greatly missed.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Ocle Omer Loy, Jr; and brother, half-brother, Frank Iula.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Alan Patterson & wife Terry and Todd Patterson & girlfriend Erika; mother, Margie Ruth Iula; ex-husband of 53 years and father to her children, Robert Alan Patterson; half-sister, Carmela Jackson; best friends, Rebecca Hicks and Jessica Thomas; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday (January 20, 2020) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor New York, NY 10001; www.alzfdn.org; 866-232-8484).

Online condolences may be made to the Patterson family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Patterson family.

      Simply stated, Susan was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Susan leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Susan Diane Patterson.