Alba Patterson


Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Alba “Richie” Patterson, age 86, of Cartersville, GA, who passed away Monday, January 8, 2019. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Service is directing.

Mrs. Patterson was born April 15, 1932, in Gadsden, AL. She later moved to Decatur, AL, where she raised her family and spent her later years in Carterville, GA. She was a loving wife and mother and was dedicated to her son, Wayne, who was born with Downs Syndrome. She was a member of Raccoon Creek Baptist Church.

Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her parents, Alba and Carl Salvo; husband, William E. “Bill” Patterson; and son, William Wayne Patterson.

She is survived by her son, Michael Patterson (and wife, Kelly), of Taylorsville, GA; grandchildren: Katie Patterson of Chattanooga, TN; Michael Patterson and William Patterson both of Taylorsville, GA; brother, Jim Salvo (and wife, Lois) of Iuka, MS.

Pallbearers will be Michael Patterson, William Patterson, Mark Patterson, Scott Huff, Shay Chalfant, and Kyle Voss.

Special thanks to the loving staff at Cartersville Heights Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00-3:00 pm prior to the service.

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