Esther E. J. Patterson
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SALISBURY - Esther Elizabeth Johnson Patterson, 91, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Autumn Care Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 22, 1921 in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late L.A. and Cora Helms Johnson. A graduate of the Cabarrus County Schools, she was of the Protestant faith. A caregiver to all people, she enjoyed caring for young and old alike. She loved growing flowers and loved her dogs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charlie G. "Chunk" Patter-son; her daughter, Bonnie Sue Patterson; and her brother, Glenn Ray Johnson.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Charles C. Patterson of Richfield; grandchildren, Trent Patterson (Wanette) of Troutman, Tony Hildreth (Renee) of Albemarle, Christine Wall (Christopher) of Hopewell, Va., John Hildreth (Becky) of China Grove, Alisha Nasse of Atlanta, Ga., and Andy Patterson (Pam) of Green-ville, S.C; 14 great- grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Ethel Johnson of Concord.
Visitation: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral following at 2:30 p.m., also at the funeral home with Rev. Trent Patterson and Rev. Joe Harding, officiating. Inter-ment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Autumn Care Nursing, for the care that they gave their loved one during her long stay there.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 11, 2012