Brenda Patterson, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 9.
Patterson was born on July 13, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Solid Rock Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Far Rockaway. She worked as a secretary.
Patterson is preceded in death by her siblings, Grace Inez Goldring, Charles Thomas Rodgers, and Shirley Clark.
She is survived by her children, Lisa, John, Raymond, Terrence (Joan) and Willie Mitchell Jr. (Mylana); sisters, Earline Dowdy, Joyce Davis, Mary Felder and Yvonne Owens; nine grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Visitation and funeral mass took place at Solid Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church, Far Rockaway. Disposition followed at St. Michael’s Crematory, Elmhurst, New York.