Mrs. Opal Padgett Patterson, age 96, of Stella, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Patterson was born on September 8, 1922 to the late Emmett and Cassie Padgett.

She was a faithful member of Stella Christian Church, a loving wife, mother, granny and great-granny.  She was a homemaker and loved her God, her husband and her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George William Patterson, their son Jerry Wayne Patterson; stepmother, Beadie Adams Padgett, one brother, James Terrell Padgett; six sisters, Lucy Tuttle, Rachel Vernon, Gladys (Totsie) Creed, Alvis Lewis, Lavern Cooke and Edna Fletcher.  She is survived by brothers George (Georgie) Padgett and Richard Padgett, both of Patrick Springs; sisters Mary Ellen Spillman of East Bend, N.C. and Erma Sides of Elkin, N.C.

Mrs. Patterson is survived by daughters Phyllis Patterson Nester and her husband James of Horsepasture; Karen Patterson Mills and her husband Sam of Stella; Lisa Patterson Hill and her husband Rick of Vesta; sons David Patterson and his wife Marie of Stella and George Julius Patterson of Spencer; daughter-in-law Phyllis Barbour-Patterson of Patrick Springs; grandchildren Derrick Nester and his wife Amy of Martinsville; Patrick Nester and his wife Amanda of Stella; Heather Patterson Rorrer and her husband Eric of Kernersville, NC; Brandi Patterson Willie and her husband Dana of Staunton; Tara Patterson Shuler and her husband Brian of Martinsville; D. J. Patterson of Staunton; Daniel Hill and his wife Samantha of Stuart; Josh Hill of Mount Airy, N.C; nine great-grandchildren and a very special caregiver, Mary Hagwood Penn of Critz.

A graveside service was held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Stella Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, Va., 24171 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Patrick County Chapter, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, VA 24171.  Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com



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