February 18, 2008
Mrs. Maxine "Mimi" Lewis Patterson, age 97 of 983 Vass-Carthage Road died Monday (February 18, 2008) at her residence.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Carthage conducted by the Rev. Rick Martindale. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.
Born in her home in West End on December 3, 1910 she was a daughter of the late Farley Lewis and Nola Currie Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence "Pat" Patterson in 2001. She was part of the last graduating class at Jackson Springs School and attended business college in Washington, DC. She spent many years in the banking business and also was a substitute schoolteacher for the Carthage Schools. She enjoyed playing bridge with many of the women of Carthage and still met with many of them each Thursday for lunch where they were known as the "Thursday Lunch Bunch." She was very active in her church were she served as president of the women of the church, circle chairman, and was recipient of the Women of the Church Life Membership Award. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and was a member of the Rainmakers Golf Club at Knollwood. She will be remembered by many of her friends as an avid Tarheel fan.
She is survived by: daughters Kay Patterson of Carthage, Ann Herndon and husband Tom of Carthage; granddaughter Kelli Herndon.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, building fund, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327 or to ones favorite charity.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Patterson Family. Online condolences may be made at: www.fryandprickett.com.