RALEIGH, NC – Harold R. Patterson, 87, passed away Friday, June 4, 2022, in Raleigh. He was born and raised in Westfield, MA. He graduated from Berkshire Christian College in Lenox, MA in 1960. During his 55 years in ministry, he pastored seven churches and was Director of World Missions for the Advent Christian General Conference for 20 years. As Director of World Missions, he traveled to 32 countries as he worked to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ. In his retirement, he pastored Margaretville Advent Christian Church in Margaretville, NY before returning to North Carolina to be close to his daughters and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Patterson. His children David Patterson (Wilma), Mary Langley (Mike), and Judi Snead (Marvin). Grandchildren – David Patterson (Elizabeth), Dominic Patterson (Miranda), Alicia Szostak (Ashley), Rachel Langley-Peters (Stephen), Michaela Langley, Kevin Dodd (Sarah), Ashlyn Wilson and Tony Wilson (Melissa) and five great-grandchildren. His brother, Richard Patterson (Paula).
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alice Patterson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Advent Christian General Conference for current mission endeavors. In the online donation form, there will be a place to designate the gift.
Please note in memo line, “In memory of Harold Patterson” and send to:
Advent Christian General Conference, PO Box 690848
Charlotte, NC 28227 – ACGC phone number: 704-545-6161
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 9, 2022, in the Bright Funeral Home Chapel, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC with the Rev. David Ross officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 – 1:45 pm prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home. The service will be live streamed via the Bright Funeral Home website under Mr. Patterson’s tribute.