Mariko “Penny” Patterson

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Mariko “Penny” Patterson, age 86 of Evans, Georgia passed away October 06, 2017. She was born September 10, 1931 in Beppu, Japan to the late Toshiro Hayashi and Kiyo Hayashi. She retired from the Richmond County School System after working for more than 25 years in dietary and was a member of Warren Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Patterson.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Ray Rivera of Evans, GA; special niece, Kelly Collins of Carrollton; sister and brother-in-law, Toshiko and Kozi Nakazawa of Japan; and two grandchildren, Frankie Lane and Andrew (Lindsey)  Lewis.

Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Mr. Frankie Lane officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.