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Donna Jean Patterson, age 46, of Langston, passed away early Thursday morning, December 10, 2009 at home. The daughter of Donald Leroy & Esther May (King) Bishop, she was born on May 15, 1963 in Greenville.

On Dec. 22, 1984, in Greenville, she married Bruce D. Patterson and together they enjoyed almost 25 years of marriage. Donna was an avid reader and a devoted fan of the Seacruisers music group.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald L. Bishop; by her step-father, Ivan E. Truax; and by her mother, Esther M. Truax on Oct. 24, 2008.

Surviving are her husband, Bruce Patterson of Langston; her mother-in-law, Mary Patterson of Chesaning; siblings-in-law, Leonard Patterson, Mark Patterson, and Howard & Alice Patterson, all Chesaning, Carl Patterson of Weidman, Linda Backston of Arkansas; three maternal aunts, Florence Martin of Gowen, Loretta Merritt of Crystal, and Lorraine Packard of Gowen; several nieces and nephews; and many, many cousins and dear friends.

Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. on Monday at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Pastor Tommy Turner of the Jesus Non-Denominational Church will officiate and burial will take place at a later date in East Montcalm Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, relatives and friends are asked to consider the needs of the family.  Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home. 

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  1. Anonymous on December 10, 2009 at 12:00 am


    12/16/2009 –

    brian simons

    my memory that I remember is one christmas at aunt esther me and my brother fonzy stayed ther you and donna bought me a 2 liter of mountian dew and you guys waped it why you guys wraped i don’t know that was so funny you guys did not have to get me enything just being there with u aunt esther and cousin donna was the best gift i could ever want i love her so much every sence the servise iv been worried about you bruce i love you my heart feels for u take it one step at a time you got family and friends her for you you won;t go though this a lone we will help you get through this

    12/14/2009 –

    Diane Hancock

    Bruce, I am so very sorry to hear about Donna. I loved seeing you and Donna come in to the Doctor’s office,(not because she was ill)but because I knew I could call you back and just be myself, loving, joking with both of you. Donna could always make me laugh no matter how sick she was. And I could really tell just how much the two of you loved each other. My heart and prayers will be with you as you deal with Donna’s loss. Diane Hancock(Nurse)

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