Willie Brand  Obit

Hopkins Co. Tx

Submitted by Brandon Darrow

Willie Brand (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, July 26, 1985)


            Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Patterson Brand, 65, of Brashear, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Burns officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenview Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Loyd Chapin, Gene George, Jim Hefferich, Aubrey Hicks, Jack Smith and James Neal Strickland.  Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Penny and Keith Burns.

            The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Brand died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday in Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, following open heart surgery.

            She was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Emory, the daughter of Robert Steven and Cora Vergie Hines Coleman.  She married Clifford P. Patterson Sept. 18, 1934, in Wood County.  He preceded her in death in 1974.  On Sept. 7, 1978, she married Woodrow Brand in Rockwall County, Texas.  He survives.

            Mrs. Brand was a homemaker and a member of the County Lind Baptist Church.

            Survivors include five sons, L.J. Patterson of Frisco, Richard Lee Patterson of Sulphur Springs, Ronald Dee Patterson of Mesquite, Robert James Patterson of Union Valley and Kenneth Dale Patterson of Mesquite; two daughters, Jimmie Lauverl Roden of New Orleans, La., and Oneta Joyce Stone of Euless; two stepdaughters, Louise Smith of Brashear and Mary Ann Strickland; two brothers, Bobby Coleman of Sulphur Springs and Clifford Coleman of Irving; a sister, Opal Penny of Dallas; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Brand was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Patterson, Jr.