Reverend Roosevelt Patterson, Jr., affectionately known as “Noon,” a true servant of God, was carried by the angels to his mansion in glory on Sunday, September 8, 2019.
He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church. After graduating from Saint Elmo High School, he joined the United State Army and traveled the world. His final tour was Waco, Texas, where he retired and made Waco his home.
Being the business man that he was, he didn’t stay retired but opened two stores—one in the Richland Mall and the other in Lake Air Mall, both in Waco, Texas. After Hurricane Katrina, he was moved to help the victims and met with the minister at Baylor University, purchased food and used his bus, Patterson Tours, to transport and feed the hurricane victims.
In the words of his wife, Vera, he was one of the best and she thanks God every day for the time they had together.
After retirement, he confessed his calling to the ministry and Pastored Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Calvary, Texas, and Shiloh Baptist Church in Clifton, Texas, until his health began to fail.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oneal Roosevelt and Ella Patterson; two brothers, James Parrish, Sr., and William H. Parrish; and sister, Leona Alston.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife, Vera Patterson; two sons, Roosevelt Patterson III of Waco, Texas, and Gino Noble of Houston, Texas; six devoted stepchildren he raised as his own, Charmaine Howard, Celestine Finney, Eva Johnson, Yolanda Mcclatchy-Adanandus, Curtis Ridge, Sr., and Ronald Joe Ridge., all of Waco Texas; ten grandchildren, Sarayvia Patterson, Kamaria Kamiruri, Jalyssia Kamiruri, Tramayne Taylor, Ti’Reisha Means, Kayan Jones, Destiny Howard, Jameelah Finney, James Finney III, and Rickey Burkes; four sisters, Solomia (Willie James) Conner, Alberta Pruitt, Louvenia (John) Simmons, and Bernice Henley of Theodore, Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Betty Parrish and Sarah Parrish; six great-grandchildren; Devoted nephew and niece, David (Shelia) Parrish and Paula Parrish of Waco Texas; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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