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Wilbert (Pop) Patterson
Funeral Services for Wilbert (Pop) Patterson, well-known local citizen, will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at the New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, Louisiana. Rev. Sam Hubbard, pastor, will serve as officiant of the services. Interment will follow the services in Cedar Grove Cemetery. To send flowers or plants, light candles, or send Words of Condolence, kindly go to www.lochesmortuaryinc.com.
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"A Hard Working Man"
"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.
December 6, 1940, a Friday, was the 341st day of 1940. An uneventful day to most, but to Charlie Patterson and Narcissus "Nig" Givens Patterson of Oak Ridge, Louisiana it was an especially beautiful day because their youngest child of thirteen children was born. This boy child was given the name Wilbert Patterson, and lovingly referred to as "Pop." On Saturday, October 8, 2022, after several months of declining health, at age eighty-one, "Pop" Patterson peacefully passed away, surrounded by his daughters and grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, his siblings: George, Bessie, Rosalie, Willie "Buddy," Lucille, Erma Sue, Charles, Clara Bell, Ollie Mae, Maggie, Herbert, and Billy.
"Pop" was an industrious worker, serving as a machine operator/supervisor for over 40 years at Georgia Pacific. He loved the Lord and was a faithful follower of God.
"Pop" was a sports enthusiast, especially football and basketball. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs.