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Obituary

Mrs. Rosie Lee Thomas Patterson, 96, of Broadway passed away Friday, March 23, 2018. She was born in Harnett County, the daughter of the late Nead and Ronie Lett Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Cleveland Patterson; daughter, Johnsie Lee Patterson; son, Lee Mar Patterson; 5 brothers, “Red” Thomas, Remus Thomas, Alvin “Cat” Thomas, Doc Thomas, Ralph “Shine” Thomas; sister, Lillie Thomas Zimmerman. Rosie was the oldest member of Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with friends. Rosie loved her family, especially her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

Rosie is survived by her son, Norman J. Patterson and wife, Becky of Broadway; other “son”, Roger Tankersley and “daughter” Phyllis Tankersley of Angier; 2 granddaughters, Norma P. O’Quinn and husband David of Lillington, Amy P. Wilson of Broadway; 5 great-grandchildren, Lisa, Daniel, Laura and Lacy O’Quinn, Luke Wilson; many nieces and nephews too numerous to list.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway with Rev. Scott Yow and Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church multi-purpose building Sunday from 2:00-3:00 PM and other times at the home of Norman and Becky Patterson.