Elizabeth Gertrude Patterson

Submitted by:  Ed Williams

OBITUARY (Meridian Tribune, Mar 11 1933)
Mrs. A. O. Patterson Is Claimed by Death
Mrs. Elizabeth Gertrude Patterson was born Nov. 27, 1888 in Grimes county, and
moved to Limestone county with her parents when 4 or 5 years old, and lived
there until 1902.  She was married to A. O. Patterson and moved to Bosque
county.  She departed this life Friday morning, Aug, 4, 1933 at 1:30 o’clock at
the age of 44 years 8 months and seven days.  She was converted in the latter
part of 1902, and joined the Baptist church at Iredell, and lived a Christian life
until her Savior called her home.  She had been a sufferer six and a half years,
being operated upon a (sic) that time. and had never been well since but she bor
her suffering with patience, was loving and kind to all.  She was a true loving
wife and mother, and all who knew her loved and respected her.  She had made
remarks several times in the last year that she couldn’t live long in her condition,
but always said she was ready to go when God called.  Everything that her loved
one and friends could do was done for her, but God said, Come, and He called
her home.  She will be greatly missed.  There is a vacant place in her home that
can’t be field, but God knows best.  It was his will to call her home to rest, and
we know she is only asleep in Jesus.  May God’s hand guide her loved ones,
and help them to be ready to go to meet her when he calls.  Weep not, loved
ones, for she is at rest and only asleep in Jesus.  She is survived by her husband,
O. A. Patterson, and eight children: Mrs. O. J. Neystel, Mrs. Jake Smith, Mrs.
Nettie Wilburn, Eulan, Otto and Lestie (sic), of Meridian; Roscoe and William,
of Clifton; one sister, Mrs. Eva Murphy of Mexia; a half-sister, Mrs. Willie Murphy
 of Grosbeck, and a half-brother, Jim Mobley of Lamesa, and
step-brothers and sisters.  — By a Friend