January 28, 1929 - February 1, 2021
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Tilley Patterson age 92 of Sylvania entered her heavenly home on February 1, 2021. Mrs. Patterson was born on January 28, 1929. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who spent her entire life in service to others. She had a long career as a nurse, retiring from DeKalb Regional Medical Center at the age of 80. Mrs. Patterson was a devout Christian and a member of Chavies Baptist Church. She was known in her community as a wonderful cook, an avid gardener, and a loyal friend. Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph Luther Patterson, her parents, Dallas and Minnie Tilley, and by her brothers, Clyde, LaVance, and Johnny Tilley. Mrs. Patterson is survived by her daughters Aletha (Steve) Bowen of Fort Payne, and Laura (Eddie) Houk of Huntsville. She adored her grandchildren - Price (Jessica) Lawrence of Lacey’s Spring, Madison (Kayla) Bowen of Huntsville, Landry Bowen of Fort Payne, Clay Houk, and Anna (Forrest) Ford, and her two great-granddaughters, Litton and Ann Collins Ford, all of Huntsville. Mrs. Patterson is also survived by her sister, Dallyne Jones of Mentone, and by her brothers Glenn (Anna) Tilley of Henagar and Joe (Jewell) Tilley of Greenville. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Heartlite Hospice and their mother’s wonderful care-givers: Cherie Gray, Marsha Dennis, Freda Waters, and Debra Haynes. A grave-side service will be held at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Rainsville on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 2PM. Those attending are asked to wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols. The family also requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Heartlite Hospice Promise Foundation, 111 East Laurel Street. Suite 200, Scottsboro, AL 35768.
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