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Ella Mae (Cartwright) Patterson

November 13, 1961 ~ March 31, 2018 (age 56)
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God's Garden

God looked around his garden, And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

Author: D. W. MCCONWAY

Our beloved and beautiful rose, Ella Mae Patterson age 56, of 123 Zack Circle, Elizabeth City, NC, gently closed her loving eyes and return to God's garden on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA.

​Life Celebration Services will be conducted on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Samuel Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1635 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, NC with the Bishop Little Joe Powell, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery. A viewing will take place on Saturday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the home of the deceased. 

Ella leaves behind a legacy of love for: husband, Robert Patterson, Jr, of the home; one son, Jonathan E. Cartwright, Sr., of Elizabeth City, NC; one grandson, Jonathan E. Cartwright, Jr., of Elizabeth City, NC; mother, Irena Morris; four siblings, Wally Griffin, David Griffin, Donnell Griffin and Alisha Escobar, all of Norfolk, VA; mother-in-law, Eva Patterson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

​Final Care and Compassionate Services are being provided to the Patterson and connected families by the Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations. 

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