Johnnie Patterson

CALHOUN CITY – Johnnie Bervis Sutton Patterson, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Webster County to Willie Ray Sutton and Winnie Ann Hardin Sutton.

She was a homemaker and a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church, Gideons International Auxiliary Ladies Club and the WMU of Bethany Baptist Church and Calhoun City First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Winford Patterson of Calhoun City; two daughters, Linda Kay Johnson of Counce, Tenn., and Teresa Lynn (Charles) Johnson of West Point; two sons, James Irby (Catherine) Patterson of Calhoun City and Boyd Wayne Patterson of Counce, Tenn.; one sister, Connie Sutton Vaughn of Starkville; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Ray Sutton and Winnie Ann Hardin Sutton; great-granddaughter, Hope Dowdle; son-in-law, Paul Johnson; and sister, Clara Bell Roy.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs. The Rev. Jimmy Vance will officiate. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery in Slate Springs. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers are Sidney Langston, Willie Joe West, Kevin Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Chris Patterson, Ben Patterson and Stanley Criss.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church in Slate Springs.

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