Annie Lee "Big Mama" Patterson, age 99, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Health Center of Pensacola. Mrs. Patterson was born in the Chestnut Community in Holmes County, on Oct. 25, 1913 to Moses Leander and Margaret Magalene (Chestnut) Best. She was a homemaker and was a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church. Mrs. Patterson was an American Indian and has lived in Pensacola for the past five years coming from Chipley.
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She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Homer Lee Patterson; two sons, Kenneth Earl Patterson and Horace Edward Patterson and one daughter, Annie Pearl (Gunnells) Mills.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by her son, Joseph Patterson and wife Andi of Chipley; two daughters, Ruby Railsback of Chipley, and Margarette Jordan and husband Paul of Dothan, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 30 great great grandchildren, and seven great great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hall officiating. Interment followed at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Oct. 9, 2013