CANTON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. Henry A. Patterson, Jr. will be held Thursday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. at God Given COGIC, 1027 9th St NE in Canton, Ohio. Known to his family and friends as “Sweet Hen” he received his wings on Monday, December 27, 2021.

He was born on February 19, 1958 in Canton, Ohio to the late Henry Patterson, Sr. and Hazel (Dixon) Patterson. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York as a child and moved back to Canton when he was 15 yrs. old.

Henry accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at God Given Church of God in Christ.

Henry was a graduate of McKinley High School Class of 1976 and he also graduated from Mechanic School in Philadelphia, Ohio. He then worked as a mechanic for 40 plus years before retiring.

Henry is preceded in death by his loving brother, Tyrone Patterson and sisters, Theresa Dixon, Carmilla Dixon and Nina (Mike) Davidson.

He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Missionary) Linda Patterson, Sr.; his loving wife of 25 years, Joyce Patterson; stepchildren, Bobby Lewis, Kania Jenkins, Douglas Jenkins and Katrease Massey; nine siblings, Michael (Mary) Patterson, Cheryl Denise (Alfred) Rhodes, Lolita (Damon) Bryant, Lorri Hubbard, Zelda Dixon, Azalea (Tim) Lane, Henry Stavan (Nicole) Patterson, Delbert Hill, Jr. and Kenneth (Joyce) Hill; 12 grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special cousins, Calvin (B0) Patterson and Korey Stevens and special friends, Addis Desmond and Thomas Stokes.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 6 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.

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