Mavis Patterson Maddox
Maddox, Mavis Patterson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the age of 83.
Mavis was born and raised in Wylam and became a long time resident of Pleasant Grove. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove where she taught Kindergarten for many years. She will be forever remembered as a faithful wife, loving mother, caring grandmother, and generous friend.
Mavis was preceded in death by her husband of 61years, Starshall Maddox, and three of her brothers, Cecil Patterson, Theron Patterson, and Quillen Patterson, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Garland and Mary Maddox. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Sara) Maddox, Kenneth (Vicki) Maddox, LuAnn (Mike) Bowman, her brother, Jerry (Joyce) Patterson, her sister-in-laws, Sara Patterson, Orville Ann Patterson, Annie Lou Patterson, Winona Kirk, her eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 PM at First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove, with the funeral service at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove.
No matter how long you live, it is never long enough. That thought is in line with Ecclesiastes 3:11, It tell us there that God has put eternity into our hearts. If Adam and Eve would not have sinned, they along with their offspring would have lived forever. Despite that, there is a for Sure Hope. Jesus boldly promised: "just as the Father raises the dead and make them live again, so the Son also makes those alive whom he wants to. Do not marvel at this the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:21,28,29) Yes Jesus promised that millions now dead will live again here on earth and have the prospects of remaining forever under peaceful paradasaic conditions. (Matthew 5:5, Psalms 37:10,11,29, and 72:7,8) what a wonderful hope to look forward to.