Mary Evelyn Bolles Patterson, 78, passed away on February
13, 2021 at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville, Texas. A graveside service will be held 2:30 PM,
Monday, February 22, 2021, at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Chris Yost officiating.
Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. until 2:15 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home on
Mary was born on August 23, 1942 in Houston, Texas to
Richard and Kathleen Bolles. Mary graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School
in Port Arthur in 1960 where she was very active in the band and played the
trombone. Mary was involved in Rainbow Girls, high school band, Future Teachers
of America and numerous other organizations which fueled her passions. Mary was
a voracious reader and had an adoration for childrenís books. She enjoyed playing the piano and had a deep
love for music from the time she was a young girl. On July 20, 1963 Mary married the love of
her life, James Charles Patterson in Port Arthur, Texas. Mary went on to earn a
masterís degree in education from Texas A & M Commerce. She dedicated over 40 years of her life
teaching. Mary was not only a teacher,
she was a passionate educator who regarded her students and fellow faculty as
family. Her devotion to her faith and family was everlasting. Mary was a loyal member of Wesley United Methodist
Church and was an active retiree. In her
free time, Mary loved playing mahjong with friends, volunteering at her church
and spending precious time with family on their farm. Maryís zest for life will
live on in all the lives she has touched over the years.
Mary is survived by her loving husband James Charles
Patterson, son Kyle Scott Patterson, daughter Emily Kay Peters, brother Robert
Bolles, sister Kay Stanford and grandchildren Danielle Patterson, James Matthew
West, Thomas Andrew West, Caroline Abigail Peters, Courtney Addison Peters and
Cooper Andrew Peters.
Pallbearers are Kyle Patterson, James West, Drew West, Leo
Peters IV, Bobby Stovall, and Paul Patterson.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wesley United
Methodist Church in Greenville, Texas.
We are requesting that you limit the size of the gathering
during the viewing due to concerns regarding the current health crisis. Please
feel free to come and pay your respects but limit your contact with others as
per recommended guidelines from the CDC. Please wear mask while inside the