Thursday, August 26, 2010

Agnes I Patterson

Agnes Inez Patterson,age 96, died August 25, 2010, in Jacksonville, Florida. The youngest of seven children, she was born January 28, 1914, in Neshoba County, Ms., to the late John J. Ferguson and Mary E. Warren Ferguson. Growing up on a farm, she learned to cook and sew at an early age and became an accomplished seamstress, teaching sewing classes for Singer Sewing Machine Company in Memphis,Tn. for several years. She also crocheted beautiful afghans and gave them away. She was a good cook and enjoyed baking cakes for family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Her love of gardening was evident by the many jars of home grown, hand picked and lovingly prepared fruits and vegetables. She loved flowers, humming birds and petting Mayday, the family Basenji.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Jimmie T. Patterson, her siblings and her son-in-law, Ray Collins.
Survivors are her daughter, Shirley Patterson Collins, 5 grandchildren: Jim Collins, Jan Sexton (Carl), Kim Alexander, all of Jacksonville, Ann Collins (John) of Hoffman Estates, Il. and Jil Gartner (Rick) of Plano, Tx., 5 great grandchildren: Kyle and Kailyn Sexton (Jacksonville) and Christopher, Joshua and Jil Collins (Hoffman Estates,IL). Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Town & Country Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements with services and burial in Louisville, Ms., under direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home on Sunday, August 29.2010 at 2pm. Visitation will be at 1pm until time of service. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetary.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Jude Children' s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis, Tn. 38148