Joanne was born in Iredell County on April 10, 1939 to the late Virgil and Irene Givens Millsaps. She graduated Central School in 1957. She married Otha ‘Grey’ Patterson in 1957. Joanne was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church where she spent many years singing in the choir.
Those left to enjoy her memory are her brothers Douglas (Reola) Millsaps of Statesville, Vaughn Millsaps of Statesville, David Millsaps of Statesville, Ronald (Rose) Millsaps of Statesville; her sisters Wilma (Rex) Oliver of Stony Point, Janice Teague of Statesville, her bother-in-laws Walter Mason of Statesville, Rene Hutchings of Statesville; sister-in-law Betty Millsaps of Roanoke, VA her children Teresa Patterson of Statesville, Lori (Douglas) Johnson of Hiddenite, Danny Patterson of Hiddenite, and Randall (Elizabeth) Patterson of Hiddenite; 11 grandchildren Jesse (Jessica) Clanton of Statesville, Bruce (Jordan) Bentley of Kernersville, Emily (Tyler) Angle of Stony Point, Brady (Hannah) Patterson of Hiddenite, Bethany Johnson, Tessla Patterson, Zachary Patterson, Dana Patterson, Kasianna Patterson, Isaac Patterson, Samuel Patterson, and a grandson on the way all of Hiddenite, 4 great-grandchildren Adalyn & Emerson Clanton of Statesville, Corbin & Elijah Angle of Stony Point, and numerous nieces & nephews.
Those waiting at heaven’s gate to greet her were her parents Virgil and Irene Millsaps, her husband Otha ‘Grey’ Patterson, infant son Timothy Patterson, brother James Ray Millsaps, sisters Julia Bailes, Gwendola Mason, Lois Hutchings, and sister-in-law Eileen Millsaps.
Pallbears are Jesse Clanton, Bruce Bentley, Brady Patterson, Zachary Patterson, Tyler Angle, & Daniel Gwaltney. Services will be held at Rocky Hill Baptist Church on Sunday May 19, 2019. Receiving friends 2:00- 3:15pm. Memorial Service at 3:30pm followed by burial. The reverends Henry Cook and Ervel Jones will be officiating the services.
A huge thank you to all our prayer warriors and to Palliative & Hospice Care of Iredell County.
Condolences may be sent to the Paterson family by clicking the link below. Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Family of Mrs. Joanne Patterson.
Joanne was one of the most caring and loving people I have ever met. She always had a Sweet Smile on her face ❤ . We walked many miles together, always talking and laughing as we were exercising. She was always giving me advice to help me when my children were young. Such a intelligent lady! She knew all about gardening and herbs. I looked to her for advice . She treated me like a daughter. Always told me she loved me every time I saw her or talked to her on phone. I will always cherish the time I had with this dear lady. Heaven gained another angel!! I am lifting this dear family up in prayer. May the good Lord wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you as only He can.
Patsy Elliott - Taylorsville, NC