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Eugene Patterson (Associated Press)
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January 17, 2013
to the Patterson family,may you be comforted by these words."I-I myself am the One that is comforting you people."pslm.145:16
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January 16, 2013
Somewhere beyond the rainbows end
The skies are bright and fair,
No shadows dim, no darkness falls
The land is peaceful there.

And someone with the power to heal
To guide and understand
Is waiting there to calm our fears
And take us by the hand

So when a dear one heeds his call.
Our hearts should be at rest
For there beyond the rainbow's end
A loving God knows best.

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Be thou faithful unto death
and I will give you a crown of life.

~ Myrtice McDaniel, Stone Mountain. Georgia
January 15, 2013
Eugene Patterson defined the highest civic ideals and determination. He was a consummate lifelong practitioner of excellence.

A stellar and bold newspaper editor, Mr. Patterson was also a profound leader of young people. He created high-level opportunity for capable youth and that proudly included me.

As an exploring University of Florida college student, I walked in the door he helped the legendary Nelson Poynter create. It later was called The Poynter Institute. I participated in its first year, learning from the great members of Mr. Patterson's team. It changed my life and many others forever. It was Mr. Patterson who, no doubt, ultimately approved the hire of an additional Times/Independent photography staffer. That staffer was I.

What many of us remember as most important about Mr. Patterson, though, was that he simply took time for us. Many young interns regularly saw and talked with him. He was present at some of our meetings. He hosted us in his Snell Isle home.

I am among many filled with great memories and think it personally important to note his passing.
January 15, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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