Morris Patterson

Born: Sat., Dec. 31, 1932
Died: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church - Collierville


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church - Collierville


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Morris Patterson of Collierville passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He leaves behind his wife, Yolande Faulk Patterson of Collierville; their son, Steve Patterson (Kara) of Keller, TX; their daughters, Jennifer Patterson Bragg (Tom) of Hagerstown, MD, Lou Ann Patterson Griffin (Bill) of Nesbit, MS, and Marijean Patterson Wagner of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Brittney Patterson, Casey Wagner Cheek, Shelbi Patterson Dutton, Sam Bragg, and Elle Bragg; two great-grandchildren, Clark and Jackson Dutton; and his brother, Gail Patterson of Franklin, TN. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents, Brady and Lois Patterson; his sister, Jean Patterson Sheppard, and his brother, Brian Patterson. 

Mr. Morris and Yolande were happily married for 59 years. He grew up in Ridgley, TN in the Hathaway Community and served in the United States Air Force. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1958. He later earned his Master's Degree from Memphis State University. Mr. Morris worked at Cleo Gift Wrap Corporation in Memphis as the VP of Manufacturing and later at CPS Corporation in Franklin, TN as VP of Operations. 

Mr. Morris was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and Christian. He served as deacon and Sunday School teacher in the churches he attended through the years. He loved the Tennessee Volunters, St. Louis Cardinals and driving a tractor was favorite pastime. 

Mr. Morris will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and relatives of Lake County he held so dear. 

Visitation will be held at Collierville First Baptist Church on Thursday, August 10th, at 10 AM to 11 AM followed by the service starting at 11AM. The graveside services will follow at Charleston Cemetery across the street from Charleston Baptist Church where Morris and Yolande were married in 1958. 

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at http"//giftfunds.stjude.org/morrispatterson or to the Collierville First Baptist Church.

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Cheryl Essary
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Praying for your family in this difficult time. Remember Morris from Bartlett Baptist Church. Godly man.
Bill & Cheryl Essary

Dick and Bonni Gygi
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Just learned of Pete's passing. We regret at this late notice we won't be able to make it to the funeral tomorrow, since we are traveling in Kentucky today.

We send our regrets and sympathy to Yolande. May our Lord give you an extra measure of His grace.Pete and Yolande are dear friends from the days with CPS. I will always remember how God joined us together for an important season in Franklin, TN. Pete will always be remembered for his love for all of our employees and especially by me for our deep friendship and journey together. He was a true BROTHER-iN-CHRIST and special friend that I will never forget. Dick Gygi, President of CPS

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