Edith Kincaid Patterson, 98, of Rockwell, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
She was born January 4, 1921, in Rowan County to the late John and Essie Gheen Kincaid. Mrs. Patterson was a graduate of Rockwell High School where she played basketball and was a lifelong member of Lyerly Evangelical Church where she was active in the Women's Guild and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed gardening, farming, and growing flowers-especially violets. She also enjoyed traveling; it did not matter where, she just liked to go.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Patterson; three brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her sons, David R. Patterson of Rockwell and Paul S. Patterson and wife, Myra, of Landis; grandchildren, Eric Patterson, Jeffrey Patterson, and Michaela Patterson; and great-grandchildren, Josh, Andrew, and Kayle Patterson.
The family will greet friends and relatives on Friday, July 12, 2019, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm at Lyerly Evangelical Church in Rockwell.
The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 12, at Lyerly Evangelical Church conducted by Dr. Wallace C. Gaither, Jr.
Burial will take place in Lyerly Evangelical Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, Rockwell, NC 28138 or Nazareth Child and Family Connection, P.O. Box 1438, Rockwell, NC 28138.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Patterson family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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