Emmett Franklin Patterson, 83, died on April 22, 2020 at home. He went peacefully in the night with his wife, Margaret Patterson, by his side.
Emmett was born on March 13, 1937 in McEwen Tennessee. He joined the Army in 1961, serving his country for 21 years, and obtaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. After retiring from military service, Emmett was called into the ministry, pastoring several churches in Southeast Georgia.
Eventually settling in Guyton, Ga, Emmett worked as a Homebuilder, and founded Safe Haven Church/Mission, where he remained as Pastor until his retirement. His true and lasting legacy remains in the multitude of lives he touched with his undying devotion to Christ, his passion for God’s Holy Word, and his selfless love for his fellow man. One of the things Emmett loved most was sharing God’s love at area Nursing Homes.
Emmett was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Ruby Patterson; his brothers, Charles Patterson and Howard Patterson; his sister, Linda Vandeveer; and step-daughter Rebecca Rose.
He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Patterson; his children, Andrea (Kleve) Mathie, Frank (Angie) Patterson, Patty (Donald) Hickox, Kristy Patterson, and Doug Lanier; his four sisters, JoAnn Patterson, Margie (Jerry) Jacobson, Vema Patterson, and Connie Miller; one brother, Larry (Dana) Patterson; his 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be given in remembrance of Emmett Franklin Patterson to:
Dementia Society of America – PO Box 600 – Doylestown, PA 18901
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