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Jermine "Jeri" Patterson

January 12, 1932 — October 11, 2021

Shelby, NC

Jermine “Jeri” Melton Patterson, age 89 of Shelby, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 11, 2021.

She is survived by her children, Wanda Bridges of Ellenboro, NC, Connie Young (Bill) of Lexington, KY, and Kathy Forbes (Jim) of Shelby, NC, a daughter-in-law, Darla Patterson of Shelby, NC, eight grandchildren, Ashley Craig (Lewis) of Lattimore, NC, John Bridges (Kasey) of Forest City, NC, Zachary Young (Kayla) of Lexington, KY, Taylor Young (Sarah) of Lexington, KY, Chelsea Jones (Jarrett) of Gastonia, NC, Charlie Patterson of Shelby, NC, Brooke Brack (Marshall) of Shelby, NC, and Lauren Eskridge (Tony) of Shelby, NC, thirteen great grandchildren, Johnathan Craig, Jeremiah Craig, Jacob Craig, Addison Bridges, Aubrey Bridges, Scarlett Young, Holden Young, Luca Young, Tucker Brack, Aiden Brack, Hadley Brack, Kingsley Drakeford, and Emory Eskridge, and two brothers, James H. Melton (Shirley) of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Bruce Melton (Sue) of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Born January 12, 1932 in Rutherford County, NC, Jeri was the daughter of the late George May and Hattie (Ramsey) Melton and was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Roscoe Charles Patterson, a son, Gary Patterson, a son-in-law, Max Bridges, a sister, Ruth Yates, and three brothers, Charles Melton, Ray Melton, and Sam Melton.

Jeri was a homemaker, a seamstress, and loving childcare provider to countless numbers of children.  She liked quilting, crocheting, traveling, collecting foreign money, and collecting spoons from different states and countries.  Jeri was adored by her family.  Her passion was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Jeri was a faithful member of Pleasant City Church where she had sung in the choir, served on the pastor search committee, and was a member of the Women of the Word Connection Group and the Seniors with a Testimony.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Pleasant City Church conducted by Rev. Bryan Glisson, Rev. Gary Marburger, and Rev. Barry Yates.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 953 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Pleasant City Church General Fund, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby NC 28152.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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