Billie Louise Patterson


Billie Louise Patterson, 79, of Terre Haute passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019. She was born November 5, 1939 in Marlow, OK to Archie Chester Spence and Susie Catherine Long Spence.
Survivors include her children, Linda Patterson of Terre Haute, Diana Keener (Peter) of North Pole, Alaska, Ralph Patterson (Suzanne Reick) of Terre Haute and George Patterson Jr. (Janine) of Terre Haute; two sisters, Lucille Dobbs and Yvonne Arney; and nine grandchildren, William Penaherrera, Jennifer Penaherrera, Michael Keener, Garrett Keener, Quinn Patterson, Jeremy Patterson, Alecia Patterson, Shauna Patterson and Davis Patterson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Billie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. She continued her love for Christ throughout her life. In 1977 she attended Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where she received a degree in Religious Education. She continued serving as a religious educational director for several years at First Southern Baptist Church of Terre Haute, where she was a member of the church. She chose to dedicate her life to her family and Christ. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, loved country dancing and was a huge Oklahoma University (OU) football fan.
Billie served as a military spouse for more than 20 years, while married to Air Force active duty member George W. Patterson Sr. She dedicated her time and efforts to military members and their families while volunteering with family and support services.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2019 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th St., with Pastor Jonathan LaFleur officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Private burial will be in Elmore City Cemetery in Elmore City, OK. The family would like to express our thanks for the care given by Great Lakes Hospice Care. Funeral information and memorial tributes may be found at:
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Aug 20, 2019
Well Billie, I have missed your smiling face for a while now. I sure hated seeing you in so much pain. You were definitely one of my favorite clients. We had some good talks in my chair. I will sadly miss you, but smile when I think of you. Rest In Peace and God Bless
Bonnie Dalton
Aug 19, 2019
So sorry to see that your mother passed. I am in Florida right now but my prayers and thoughts are with you Linda and your family. Love you. So glad I got to know her. She was a lovely person and we had lots of fun too. Thanks for sharing your mother with Cissy and me.
Lonnie Sweetin
Aug 19, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Billie Louise Patterson by Lonnie Sweetin.  Send flowers
Debbie Perez
Aug 18, 2019
Pretty Please was purchased for the family of Billie Louise Patterson by Debbie Perez.  Send flowers
Kathy Mullens White
Aug 18, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady.
Mark Dick
Aug 17, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of Billie, She was a great woman, with a true passion for Christ, she loved to teach her passion, Loved her family and friends! She was just the sweetest woman out there! I have know doubt in my mind that Billie danced her way through the Pearly Gates of Heaven! My heartfelt condolences and prayers
out to her family and her loved ones.