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Nannie Bell Patton

By Potomac Local February 18, 2014 12:04 am

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Nannie “Mawmaw” Fletcher Patton was born on June 6th 1915 in Council, Virginia to parents Beverly Johnson and Mary Ellen Fletcher.

She was one of 12 children and was the last surviving member. Mawmaw lived life as a homemaker caring for her 11 children and numerous family members including her husband, Arthur Garland Patton, who suffered a massive stroke in 1963 and passed in 1969. In 1955 the entire family moved from Pound, Va. to Woodbridge, Va. and Mawmaw began babysitting for family, friends and neighbors in order to support herself and her children.

At age 97 she lost her first child Donald Lee Patton in January 2013. At age 98 she lost her second child Bobby Wayne Patton in January 2014. In the early morning hours of February 11th Mawmaw went to her Lord and those that passed before her. She is survived by eight children, Arthur Garland “Clayton” Patton Jr., Charles Curtis “Joe” Patton, Garland Clyde Patton, Samuel “Sam” Marvin Patton, Norma Jean Smith, Billy Franklin Patton, Carol Sue Yoder, Carl Patton, and Jerry Mack Patton. She is also survived by 5 generations of over 100 grandchildren. Mawmaw is remembered as a kind, caring, compassionate person that always put family first. She didn’t have much and didn’t need much to get by, just love. Rest in peace, Mawmaw, you are missed dearly.

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