(NEWELL) The funeral for Elois May Patterson, 88, of Newell will be Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Earl Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Green's Chapel Cemetery in Heflin.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday before services begin.

Ms. Patterson passed away on Sunday, July 18, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Heflin native, Ms. Patterson was born Aug. 4, 1933, the daughter of Thomas Howard and Audrey King Green. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Earl Bryant (Sheila) of Lanett and Tony Bryant (Debbie) of Leeds; 11 grandchildren, Shane Bryant, Shanna Thompson (Johnathon), Shalin Peoples (Dion), Amanda Cook, Sandra Thomas, David Patterson, Dale Patterson, Dewaine Patterson, Donna Patterson, J. J. Patterson and Audrey Patterson; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. Ms. Patterson was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Patterson; and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Patterson's grandsons, grandsons-in-law and great-grandsons.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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