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April 18, 2024

Patricia “Pat” Ann McCurdy Patterson

Patricia “Pat” Ann McCurdy Patterson

In remembrance of Patricia “Pat” Ann McCurdy Patterson born December 20, 1940, in Cabarrus County. She peacefully departed from this world on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at her home surrounded by those who loved her dearly.

Known affectionately as Bess, by some, she was the cherished wife of Thomas Lee Patterson who survives. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Mackado Arthur McCurdy and Floy Smith McCurdy.

Pat graduated from Hiddenite High School in 1958. She was the chief cheerleader and a stellar basketball player. She also was a member of the school’s drama program and was the lead actress in her senior class play.

Pat’s life was a tapestry woven with love, kindness, and unwavering dedication to her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn McCurdy Bentley.

Loved ones left to cherish her memory include her husband of 60 years, Thomas Lee Patterson of the home; four daughters, Bequi Cordero of Athens, Georgia, Tracy Lynne Patterson, Tricia Ann Patterson Lucas (Don), and Pamela Sue Patterson, all of Statesville; a son, Douglas Lee Patterson (Mary) of Yorktown, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Nicole Patterson (David), Melissa Patterson (Laura), Stephanie Patterson, Shane Lucas, Emily Lucas, Brett Lucas (Vanessa), Mia Patterson, and Meg Meadows; a great-grandchild, Maxwell Thomas Pijor; two sisters, Phyllis Louise McCurdy and Kathryn Jane McCurdy, of Taylorsville; a sister-in-law, Elata (Ernest) of Taylorsville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and loving friends. Beyond her immediate family, she extended her love and care as a foster parent to children, leaving an indelible impact on their lives.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Adams Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeff Levan and Rev. Brad Pharr will officiate. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

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Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Patricia “Pat” Ann McCurdy Patterson.

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