Pat Patterson

Pat was born in Detroit July 5, 1951, to the late Herbert and Arcola Hamilton. She was reared in South Fulton. Pat graduated from South Fulton High School and Western Kentucky University of Bowling Green. She had been employed and had retired from Bell South after 31 years.
After retiring, she reinvented her commitment toward public service to do the work of the Lord in many arenas. Pat became prepared and qualified in healthcare for the elderly, prisoners and others as a certified nurse tech. As a life long learner, Pat completed training as a court reporter and notary.  She also learned to upholster furniture, was an excellent seamstress and played softball up to the age of 50-plus. Pat initiated the Red Hatters “Vibrant in Red Chapter” and was named “The Queen Bee” until her passing.
Pat loved coordinating tour trips for her beloved Red Hatters (and other guests) from Nashville.
If that wasn’t enough, Pat was the Girl Scout Brownie leader for Metropolitan Interdenominational Church Girl Scouts and was an usher and a faithful member of Metropolitan Church. With all of Pat’s involvements, she still was in high demand as a substitute teacher for Nashville’s Metro Public Schools and was receiving calls daily, even up to the time of death.
Pat touched thousands of lives, living by the golden rule and changing lives as the Lord guided her. There was nothing Pat didn’t do, where there was a desire to help others, such as planting beautiful flowers, cutting her grass by tractor and often cutting her neighbor’s yards as well.
Pat is survived by two daughters and her son-in-law, Arcola and Michael Scruggs and Jerrita Patterson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Ada Hamilton and Herbert and Harriett Hamilton; her sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Charles Matthews; her granddaughter, Brooklyn Scruggs; her aunt, nephews, cousins and thousands of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pat H. Patterson Book Scholarship Fund and mailed to Arcola Patterson, 633 Cato Ridge Lane, Nashville TN 37218.
Visitation will be Friday 4-8 p.m. at  Metropolitan In-terdenominational Church, located at 2128 11th Ave. North in Nashville. The family will be there 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be Saturday, with additional visitation from 11 a.m. until noon at Temple Baptist, located at 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. A homecoming celebration will begin there at noon Saturday.
Please share a memory or a condolence of Pat at Terrell Broady Funeral Home Inc. or phone (615) 244-4755.

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