Mrs. Willie Mae Patterson Freeman, 93, formerly of Savannah, passed peacefully on September 19, 2015 in Atlanta after an extended illness. Mrs. Freeman was a long time resident of Savannah. Mrs. Freeman supported the ministry of her husband, Rev. Pickens A. Patterson, for 32 years at Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Savannah State University. She taught history and civics at Alfred E. Beach High School until her retirement. After the death of Rev. Patterson, she later
married Mr. Nelson R. Freeman. Mrs. Freeman served as an Elder of Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church and as a soloist in the Chancel Choir. She was also a member of several auxiliary organizations of the church. She enjoyed memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Savannah Smart Set, and the Savannah Moles. She traveled extensively throughout the far east and the Caribbean. Her most enjoyable times were spent with her family and grandchildren. A kind and loving
person, she leaves to cherish her memory sons Pickens A. Patterson, Jr., Esq. (Gloria), Albert B. Patterson, Sr. (Faye) ; grandchildren, Pickens Patterson, III, M.D. (Cristale), Staci Patterson Rucker, Esq. (Kelton), Edward Patterson, Eric Patterson, Albert B. Patterson, Jr., and Amber Patterson Finley, eight great grandchildren, a brother, Dr. Marion Miller, Jr., Los Angeles, California, four sisters, Thelma Lewis, St. Paul, Minnesota, Barbara Jean Turner, St. Louis, Missouri, LaVerta Pickett,
Everett, Washington and Marva Ann Moore, St. Louis, Missouri , and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Victory Drive on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams & Williams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church in Mrs. Free- man’s honor.