The service for Mrs. Patterson will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
Anna Pearl Walker Patterson was born on October 12, 1934 and was one of twelve children born to the late Elizabeth Foreman Walker and Vaughan Walker in Barnwell County, South Carolina. She was married to Arthur Patterson who preceded her in death. Anna Walker Patterson transitioned into eternal rest at her home on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
She attended Martha Schofield High School in Aiken, South Carolina. She later moved to Durham, North Carolina where she spent twenty-five years working at Liggett-Myers Tobacco Company as a machine operator. She retired from Liggett-Myers after twenty-five years of loyal and dedicated service. She loved to travel, play games of chance and especially loved to cook for others.
She attended Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church for many years. She was a woman of strong faith. She dedicated her life to serving until her health prevented her from doing so. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Culinary Ministry, Trustee Board, Helping Hand Club, Hospitality Club, and Floral Board. She cooked for many of the events at Bell-Yeager including most of the funerals. One of her favorite community events was when Bell-Yeager Church cooked for the Urban Ministry. Everyone was sure to come out as they knew that Bell-Yeager had the best food around. She was known for her food and for always telling you what was going on regardless of whether you wanted to heart it or not. It was said by many that if she was fussing at you, you knew you were loved.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings, Vaughan Walker Jr., Fred Walker, Jessie Mae W. Cummings, Joe N. Walker, Lee M. Walker “Bubba”, Martha W. Mack and Thelma M. Flowers.
Anna Patterson leaves behind four siblings, Josie Wallace, Dosie Walker (Lois), Mary Elay and John David “JD” Walker; and a host of relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.
She will be greatly missed.