Harry L Patterson

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Harry L. Patterson, 94, of Lake Mary, Florida went home to be with our LORD on Thursday February 7, 2013. His eternal destination was set on March 20, 1984 when he accepted Jesus as his LORD and Savior. On April 10, 2007 Harry made his public profession of faith being baptized at First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL. He is now in the presence of his LORD, Anne and a host of family and friends who are celebrating his arrival.

He was born June 13, 1918 in Avella (Independence Township), Pennsylvania, to parents William Boyd and Bessie Snediker Patterson.

Harry married and was devoted to Anne Burroughs Patterson for thirty years. Just prior to Anne's passing, Harry took early retirement to care for his wife. They lived in Orlando since 1962.

Harry was transferred to Orlando by his employer Eastern Airlines where he worked for 30 years first as a flight attendant and finishing his career in ground operations.

A decorated World War II combat veteran, S/SGT Harry Patterson served as a waist gunner in the 303rd Bombardment Group of the 360th Bombardment Squadron – Heavy. Stationed in Molesworth England, he participated in 32 flying missions in the Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland battle campaigns. He received the following decorations and citations: Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 bronze stars. http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/111.pdf
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Harry was predeceased by his wife and parents, five brothers, David, Lewis, Lloyd, Lyle and Dwayne who died in infancy; seven sisters, Ethel, Mildred, Hazel, Alice, Elnore, Ione and Bessie (Betty). He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were coordinated by Baldwin Fairchild with a private service at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Orlando, Florida.

Scripture Readings:

Romans 6:3-9
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For he who has died is freed from sin. 8 But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. 9 For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

Romans 8:3l-39
31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies; 34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us? 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered." 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:1
1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. 9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the sons of men to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time; also he has put eternity into man's mind, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd, A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
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