Funeral services for Ms. Mildred Beatrice Patterson, 91, of Quincy, Ill. formerly of Louisiana will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Donald Kelly will officiate.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Thursday Jan. 31 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Ms. Patterson passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Sunset Nursing Home in Quincy, Ill.
She was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Louisiana the daughter of John Q. Patterson and Roxie Wilson Patterson.
She is survived by two nephews, John Barnum, Sr. of Quincy, Ill. and Edward Barnum and wife, Cheryl of Bonfield, Ill.; one niece, Donna Bradley of Louisiana; and great-great nieces and nephews.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, John and Roxie Patterson and one sister, Doris Barnum.
She graduated from the Louisiana High School in 1939. She later graduated from the Gem City business College in Quincy, Ill.
She has been employed as an office manager for Merchant’s Wholesale, Merkel’s Sporting Goods, Miller Castle Frieberg Insurance Agency and then for Bergner’s Department Store in Quincy for 31 years before retiring in 2007.
Pallbearers are Scott Alan Crow Jr., Don Ince, James T. Griffith Jr., Jerry Reed and J. E. Woods.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisiana.