Our loving mother, Wilda “Boots” Patman, entered into a peaceful eternal rest. When she said “open the gates”, it was as if she’s saying “I’m coming home for eternal rest” on Friday, May 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospice House.
Wilda “Boots” Patman was born on May 22, 1929, the daughter of the late, Emory “Sandy” Hix and Allie Mae Rucker Hix. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the church choir and a deaconess. She was a faithful worker in the church until her sickness came her way. Mrs. Patman was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Patman, Sr.; and a son, Randy Patman.
Survivors include three daughters, Martha Cornish (Dr. Grady) and Brenda Harper, both of Athens, and Carol Tarpkins (Rev. Oland), Commerce; son, J.W. “Tommy” Patman, Jr., Commerce; nine loving grandsons; two loving granddaughters; 12 loving great-grandchildren; two loving great-great-grandchildren; a host of loving relatives and friends; and one more love of her life, her dog Susie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m., from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Interment will be at Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.