Elaine Boland Patterson, 92, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Calhoun City on Friday, January 31, 2020. Born October 6, 1927, in Calhoun City, she was the daughter of the late Ira Boland and the late Ida Bell Hubbard Boland. Elaine graduated from Bruce High School, and she was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she loved Kenny Rimmer’s Sunday School class. She was retired as an Inspector at Kellwood after 40 plus years of dedication. She enjoyed cooking and loved the Sunday dinners with her family, and always looked forward to the Boland family reunions. Aside from her busy life, she loved her time spent sitting on the front porch, taking in the beauty of nature. Elaine and her husband Wiley shared 40 wonderful years of marriage until his passing in 1996. Ms. Elaine was blessed with a long life here on earth. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends, but they know she is now rejoicing in her Heavenly Home.
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Pryor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Patterson family.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation on Sunday from 12:00pm until service time at the funeral home. Bro. Danny Spratlin and Bro. Robin Risher will be officiating.
Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Freddie Lindsey, Chris Keenum, Barry Black, Chester Ray Dye, Keith Boland, and Boyd Boland, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Hendrix, Mike Hitt, Billy Steve Goodson, and the Deacons of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She leaves behind her daughters, Gail Brasher Lee and Paul Hendrix of Bruce, and Babette Womack of Calhoun City; sons, Ronny Patterson and his wife Teresa of Calhoun City, Frank Patterson and his wife Sharon of Jackson, and William Patterson of Gore Springs; sister, Gwen Goodson and her husband Jimmy of Calhoun City; grandchildren, David (Beth) Woolever of Senatobia, Dana (Steve) Faddock of Derma, Mandy Harris of Calhoun City, Dustin Patterson of Tupelo, and Elliott (Paola) Womack of Memphis, Stephanie (Mark) Rankin of Madison, Chris Patterson of Fort Worth, TX, Tracie (Ken) Jones of Grenada, and Amber (Hollis) Morrow of Grenada. She was also blessed with 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wiley Frank Patterson; son, Danny Brasher; brothers, Boyd Ray Boland, Ira Boland, Jr., Rex Boland; and sister, Etoyle Bryant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at pryorfuneralhome.com.