Doris M. Patterson
Doris M. Patterson, age 44 of Sherman, passed away Thursday morning,
April 10, 2008 at the Medical Center of Plano.
Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, April 14, 2008 in the Waldo Funeral
Home Chapel. Rev. Joyce Ames of Faith Assembly of God Church in Denison
will officiate and the burial will follow in the Memorial Park section
of West Hill Cemetery.
Doris was born November 19, 1963 in Sherman, the daughter of Rev.
Harold Gene "Pete" Howard and Nevalene Pace Howard. The family lived in
several different areas because her father was a minister and she attended
schools in Atlanta, Texarkana and DeKalb, all in Texas. She had been disabled
most of her life but was a very caring and giving person.
Doris was very creative and loved making arts and crafts by hand.
She also enjoyed drawing and singing, and was known to be a very excellent
singer. Because she was a person who loved other people, she had many friends
in the area who dearly loved her and she also had many children who adopted
her like a mother because of the love and care she showed them.
She is survived by her son, Jeremy Patterson of San Diego, Calif.;
current mother, Eloise Howard of Sherman; two sisters, Cozetta Finley and
husband Alan of Texarkana, Texas and Diane Ponton of Missouri City, Texas;
two brothers, Tommy Howard of Lufkin and Michael Howard and wife Carolyn
of Pottsboro. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. H. G. Howard
in April of 2007, her mother, Nevalene Howard in January of 1982 and step-brother,
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday at Waldo