Kelly Jean Patterson

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Kelly Jean Rogers Patterson, age 60, passed away peacefully at her home in Carthage on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 after courageously battling cancer. 

Born in Carter County, Kentucky, on November 20, 1961, Kelly was one of three girls to the late Harmie and Martha Houck Rogers. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Kelly graduated from Morehead State University with her bachelor’s in accountancy. She was an accomplished Certified Public Accountant and worked as finance director for Sandhills Center in West End where she admired her coworkers and loved her job. A special thank you to all of her coworkers who donated their time, thoughts and prayers, and the hospice team who cared for Kelly in her final days. Aside from her passion for her work she enjoyed spending time cuddled up on the couch with her dogs and seeing her family.

She is survived by her husband of almost 22 years: Nelson Lee Patterson; children: Mark Patterson and wife Aime of Cameron, Stephen Patterson of Sarasota, FL, Bethany Davidson and husband Shannon of Robbins, Matthew Patterson and wife Jessica of Broadway, David Collins of Leland, Michaela Emery and husband Eric of Leland; two sisters: Linda Thomas and husband Leo of Ohio, Freda Vincent and husband Vernon of Tampa, FL; 9 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Kelly loved to travel with her family and everywhere she went she made it an adventure filled with memories to last a lifetime. In the last few years, she achieved a lifelong dream of owning a beach house in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. She filled her weekdays with her loving husband Nelson and her weekends with her grandchildren on the beach with the sand between her toes. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2 PM at Putnam Friends Church with Pastor James Brewer officiating and Pastor Ralph Smith providing music. The family will receive friends starting at 1 PM at Putnam Friends Church. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be offered at 

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Patterson family.  


Visitation: November 12, 2022 1:00 pm - May 24, 2024 2:00 pm

Putnam Friends Church
136 Putnam Church Road
Carthage, NC 28327


Funeral Service: November 12, 2022 2:00 pm

Putnam Friends Church
136 Putnam Church Road
Carthage, NC 28327


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  1. Sending our love and prayers for comfort for all her family and friends, from all of the Infusion staff at First Health

  2. Dear Nelson and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Many prayers and much love to you all
    Love Teresa Stewart and Steve

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