Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
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Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies;
On March 19, 2009 God called home one of his humble and faithful servants. Charles E. Patterson was born January 25, 1931 to Tyree and Alzona Patterson in Stuttgart, AR. He was one of five children. He had two brothers and two sisters.
He married Doris Patterson on April 29, 1979. To this union he inherited three daughters. Charles was a Korean War Veteran. He retired from Fort Sheridan, IL as a Boiler Operator in 1986.
Charles was a model Christian and devoted his time in ministry. He founded and served as pastor of Missionary COGIC in Chicago, IL from 1960 - 1963. He ministered to the sick and shut-ins at local nursing homes. He attended Zion Temple COGIC, under the leadership of Pastor John Brewer where he also served as Assistant Pastor. He was very faithful to the ministry of the church. He spent many hours at the church he loved. Charles dedicated his life to charitable acts of kindness.
Charles leaves to forever cherish his memory his faithful and loving wife of 30 years, Doris Patterson; one brother, Ray (Jean) Houze of Kansas City, KS; three daughters, Sylvia Baker of Beach Park, IL, Doris Farris of Waukegan, IL, Jackie Kilpatrick of Waukegan, IL; three sisters-in-law, Mary Carter of North Chicago, IL, Isabella Moss of North Chicago, IL and Josephine Blow of Waukegan, IL; one brother-in-law, Robert Clinkscales of Kenosha, WI; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two God children; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Alzona Houze; father, Tyree Patterson; one brother; two sisters; one cousin, Velma Williams; one grandson, Aaron Barnes; and one great-grandson, Tyler Kilpatrick.
Homegoing Service will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at Prayer Garden COGIC, 2813 20TH Street, North Chicago, IL. Pastor Charles E. Taylor, Officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery, Zion, IL. Visitation will begin at the Church at 9:00 A.M.
Arrangements by Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home 2513 Dugdale Road, Waukegan, IL 847-662-3553.
Please sign guestbook at www.Bradshaw-Range.com.
Published in News Sun from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2009