I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course;
I have kept the faith:
- II Timothy 4:7
Brother James Patterson, was born October 25, 1935 in Sunshine, La to the late Jimmie Patterson and the late Florence Thomas.
He accepted Christ at an early age at the First Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Sunshine, La. He then became a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church(Burtville, La) where he remained until his passing.
Brother James Patterson was educated in the Iberville and EBR school System. Following high school, he entered into the U.S. Army and later transferred to the U.S. Air Force where he remained until retirement as a U.S Air Force Master Sergeant. While stationed in Maryland he met, and married his wife Valerie Burke on February 23, 1968. While stationed in Okinawa, Japan their eldest daughter Kamilla Fair was born on May 29, 1971. Three years later while stationed in Kinchloe Michigan their youngest daughter, Nikita Butler was born on March 8, 1974. After Retirement from the Air Force he returned to Baton Rouge, La with his family to reside. He was employed with the Ryan Airport as a Sgt in the Police/ARFF Division where he remained until his Retirement in 1998.
Because of his interest and talent in Photography, he ventured into entreprenurialship by starting NikiKam Photographer as a contracted photographer with a focus on weddings and family photography.
Brother James Patterson departed this life on November 12, 2019 at the St. Joseph Carpenter House. He is cherished and remembered by his three daughters, Claire Hughes of Baton Rouge, La. Kamilla(Marshall) Fair of Baton Rouge, La and Nikita(Orlando) Butler of Katy, TX. Two sisters, Shirley Comena of Zachary, La, Sular(Joe) Kenny of Baton Rouge, La. Two brothers, George(Kim) Daniels of Baton Rouge, La, Earnest(Gwendolyn) Williams of Waco, TX. Seven grand children, Pamela Hughes, Jamie(Jared) Abram, Nicholas London, Niya Spain, Valerie Fair, Kameron Butler and Marshall Fair III. One great-grandchild, Amelia Lee. Five sister in- laws, two brother in-laws.
Four God children, Donavon Carey, Takara Butler, Shereba(Byron) Young and Susan(Walton) Bean.
Host of nieces, nephews, Cousins and Friends.
Proceeded in death by Parents, Wife (Valerie Burke Patterson), four brothers, six sisters, one son, and one granddaughter
A very special recognition to his niece Victoria Lorraine for all of her care and support throughout.
The family wishes to extend a hand of gratitude to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Kleinpeter Physical Therapy, Dr. Yushen Lee (OLOL Primary Care) and St Joseph Carpenter House and for their care and service.Read More