Mildred Louise Patterson Hamlett Wooden
Posted 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Mildred Louise Patterson Hamlett Wooden, 97, of Blackstone, went to affix her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 2. She was the eldest daughter of Albert George Patterson and Naomi Pearl Loveday Patterson. Paul Patterson was the primary born of seven kids. Wilma, Jean, Fern, Geneva and Norma Fay have been a part of her household group that endured the Nice Despair collectively. Mildred was the final dwelling member of this technology.
Mildred was born in Sevier County, Tennessee earlier than the household moved to Virginia. That they had kin dwelling within the Southside Virginia space who inspired them to maneuver close by. AG (George) Patterson was finally capable of purchase 40 acres of land to farm at Charlotte Court docket Home after dwelling in a number of rented homes and dealing for others as a sharecropper, day laborer constructing cabins on the Blue Ridge Parkway and even choosing oranges in California.
Mildred had a “feisty” character even from a younger age. She proudly talked about climbing timber and having the ability to outrun all of the boys at Worsham Faculty. She married Nelson Hamlett Sr. at age 15 and finally had 3 kids: Peggy Marie, Gloria Sue and Nelson “Sonny” Jr. She was a single mom at age 26 with 3 kids. Seven years later, Mildred married Clarence Edward “CE” Wooden and had 2 kids: Darrell Edward and Joseph Anthony.
At 65, Mildred was single once more. She has all the time been centered on enhancing her life and earned her GED at age 72. She labored as a babysitter for the infirm, usually a lot youthful than her. Mildred was a member of the Jap Star, Girls of the Moose, Eagles, and Farmville Presbyterian Church. She was a phone operator and in addition took care of foster kids.
She lived alone till she was unable to maintain herself. She stayed along with her granddaughter in Florida, her daughter in Georgia, her son in North Carolina, and at last along with her daughter in Gloucester and Blackstone.
His final days handed peacefully. She cherished quilting till she misplaced her sight. She would love and play with any canine or cat that needed her consideration. Every day, she exercised in her chair; and sing hymns that have been nonetheless in his coronary heart.
She all the time mentioned to you: “I like you and God too! (Despite the fact that she did not know who you have been.) She firmly believed within the saving grace of Jesus Christ and freely admitted that she was a sinner who did not deserve his grace however knew she had it!
Mildred was predeceased by a son, Darrell E. Wooden.
She shall be missed by all of her 4 remaining kids; Peggy Rogers of Blackstone, Gloria Scarabelli (Carl) of Georgia, Nelson Hamlett Jr. of Florida and Joe Wooden (Connie) of Meherrin. She was additionally blessed with 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
The household obtained associates on Friday, November 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Joseph McMillian Funeral House, 1826 Cox Highway, Blackstone. The cemetery funeral adopted at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 22482 Prince Edward Hwy, Rice.
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