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Larry Patterson, 61, was born in Alvin Texas to Clifford and Creola Patterson. He attended Oaklane Elementary, Dulles Middle School, and graduated from Dulles High School in 1973. Larry went on to attend college at Southwest Texas in San Marcus and then shortly transferred to Alvin Junior College. Later he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and his Masters in Education in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. While at Alvin Junior College, he met his wife Rose Mary Malone and from this union they had two daughters, Emily Ann and Rachel Ashely.
He began working in Fort Bend I.S.D. as a Teacher/Coach at Sugar Land Middle School, Elkins High School as a Counselor, and Christa McAuliffe Middle School as a Substitute Principal. Later he went back to be one of Elkins Assistant Principals, then became the Associate Principal at Willowridge High School, and the Assistant Principal at Dulles High School. On September 1, 2014 he would have officially retired from Fort Bend I.S.D. after 35 years of dedicated service from Kempner High School as the Assistant Principal.
Larry leaves behind to mourn: his wife of 36 years, Rose Mary; eldest daughter Emily Cruz, M Ed. and her husband Wilfredo Cruz, Jr.; and youngest daughter Rachel Scott. He also leaves behind his sisters: Burnnia Arline, Nell Lee Patterson, E. Jewell Collier and Annette Patterson; his brothers: Clifford L. Patterson, Jr. and his wife, Yolonda; and Jimmy Ray Patterson. He also leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, and all of Fresno, Texas.
Visitation will be held on (Monday) July 7, 2014 from 10-10:55 a.m., Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., both services will be held at Word of Restoration Church, 7620 FM 521, Rosharon, TX, Pastor Charles Perry, Jr. Officiating, Interment Houston Memorial Gardens.


Published in Houston Chronicle on July 6, 2014
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