Mr. Willie Gene Patterson, Jr., 63, of Swainsboro passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at AU Medical Center in Augusta following an extended illness. Graveside service was Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery with Pastor Wallace Turner officiating. The family received friends Saturday, October 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, 6--feet rule was enforced during visitation and service.
Pallbearers were James Lott, Nigel Cason, Kendrick Coppock, Deon Brown, Christopher Cuyler and Chris Moses.
Mr. Patterson was born July 10, 1957 in Metter to the late Willie Patterson, Sr. and Dora Johnson Patterson. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leotis Patterson; and special niece, Pamela Patterson. Mr. Patterson was called “Man” by his family and friends. For many years, Mr. Patterson drove big trucks and would do mechanic work on the side for different people. He loved his family and loved to go fishing in his spare time.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Cleo B. Patterson of Swainsboro; sons, Joshua S. Patterson, Sr. and Traavis D. (Chynyuatta) Patterson, both of Swainsboro; daughters, Kristen A. Patterson of Swainsboro, Quantasha (Gregory) Frey of Atlanta, and Shameka (Nick) Rolle of Miami, FL; brothers, Thomas Patterson and Ellis Patterson, both of Swainsboro, and Don Patterson of Metter; sisters, Lorine Gordon of Swainsboro, Shirley Newton of Millen, Lettie (Johnny) Allen of Stillmore, Felicia (Ronnie) Byrd of Atlanta, and Tennie Phillips of Metter; grandchildren, Jerrod Steward, Joshua Patterson, Jr., Quitasia Patterson, Jayden Patterson, Christopher Cuyler, Jr., Makaylyn Cuyler, Cayden Cuyler, Deangelohe Early, Gernarius Frey, Kayla Frey, Latraavis Patterson, Deivine Patterson, and Jasmine Rolle; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of the arrangements.