“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven;
A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up”
~ Ecclesiastes 31:1-3
A Time to Be Born: (Ecclesiates 3: 2)
Melvin Patterson, was born on Sunday, May 14, 1967 in the Bull Hill Community of Northampton County, North Carolina, to the parentage of Mary Patterson and the late Johnnie Patterson, Sr.
A Time to be Trained: (Proverbs 22:6)
Melvin was educated in the Northampton County Public School System; graduating from Northampton County High School EAST, Conway, North Carolina - Class of 1985.
A Time to Serve and Work: (Proverbs 11: 25)
As a teenager, Melvin enjoyed working with his hands. He loved building things - all which led him to the trade of carpentry. A tradesman-at-heart, Melvin gave of his time and skills assisting his family, friends and community. At any given time, he could be mowing someone’s lawn, repairing something or just riding his beloved bike around town.
A Time to be Saved: (Corinthians 6: 2)
Early in life, Melvin was baptized and united in fellowship with Parker’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Jackson, North Carolina.
A Time to Die: (Ecclesiates 3: 2)
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey is quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord. On Sunday, August 8, 2021, while in the care of Vidant North Hospital, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, our dear loved one, peacefully slipped into eternal slumber.
A Time to Cherish Memories: ( Ecclesiates 3: 5)
We who remain are struck by the pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that He would wipe all tears from our eyes are: his mother, Mary Rose Patterson of Jackson, North Carolina; his siblings, Cynthia Patterson and Pamela Patterson both of Garysburg, North Carolina, Sylvia Patterson of Conway, North Carolina, Johnnie Patterson, Jr. (Lorraine) of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Roy Patterson of Jackson, North Carolina, Devereaux Patterson (Angela) and Tyrone Patterson both of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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