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Dr. Elder Oliver Patterson Dr. Elder Oliver Patterson
In Memory of
Dr. Elder Oliver
1940 - 2018
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Condolence From: Your Neighbor
Condolence: To the family and friends of the deceased,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Many have found true comfort from the pages of God's word the Bible (2 Corinthians 1:3-5}. The Bible tells us why we die (Genesis 2:16, 17; Romans 5:12) the condition of the dead (Ecclesiastes 9:5) and that we can be reunited with our loved ones (Acts 24:15). The Bible also tells us where this happy event will take place (Psalm 37:29; 115:16). The promise from the God of the Bible Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) found at Revelation 21:3, 4 gives us the assurance that death will be no more. At John 17:3 Jesus tells us the benefit of reading and studying the Bible. He also said at John 8:32 “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free". Please visit to learn what the Bible really teaches.
Monday June 11, 2018
Condolence From: R.H.
Condolence: To the Patterson Family. Sorry for your loss. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the JOY of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. Acts 24:15; John 5:28; Revelation 21:4
Saturday May 19, 2018
Condolence From: Rev. Mark S. Kellar
Condolence: Greetings Elder Irma Patterson, Michelle, George and Vanessa,

On behalf of the Kellar Family we extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father Dr. Oliver Patterson.

Our prayers are with you all during your time of grief. May God bless you and keep you in this season of bereavement.

Peace and blessings,
Rev. Mark S. Kellar, Pastor
First Reformed Church of Jamaica
Friday May 11, 2018
Condolence From: Amy Nyland
Condolence: On behalf of the Regional Synod of New York staff and officers, please accept our deepest condolences. Dr. Elder Patterson's work and love for the church will be remembered and cherished.
Thursday May 10, 2018
Condolence From: Joan Brand, Ed. D.
Condolence: I was truly sorry to hear of Dr. Patterson's passing. I know how close he was to his family and how he doted on his grandchildren. His conversations concerning the education of our youth and what we need to do to improve their lives will remain with me. Dr. Patterson was an inspiration to us all.
Wednesday May 09, 2018
Condolence From: Ronald & Veronica Bullock
Condolence: To our dear cousins: We send our love and deepest condolences. Aunt Mary Lily Williams from California and the Saxton family from Texas and Virginia send their love and prayers of comfort during this difficult time. Father God cares and loves you and will see you through.
Sunday May 06, 2018
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