STATESVILLE - Linda Diane Dunn Patterson, 65 of Statesville, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville after a lengthy illness.
Linda was born in Gaston County on April 15, 1947, to the late Curtis and Ruth Louise McKee Dunn.
Prior to retirement, she had worked in food service of the education system, and, after retiring, she spent her time as a homemaker, where she en-joyed her grandchildren, and spending time watching and chatting with the Quilters of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Those left to carry on her memories are her husband of almost 47 years, T.J. Patterson; two sons, Todd Patterson and wife, Jan; and Jeff Patterson and wife, Laura; six grandchildren, Tyler, Joseph, Jimmie, Bryson, Emily and Hannah Patterson; one brother, Dale Dunn and wife, Debbie; as well as a num-ber of nephews, nieces, and other family members.
Visitation for Mrs. Patterson will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 4 with the Rev. Mark Robinette and the Rev. J.B. Parker officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.