By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The final arrangements for state Rep. Jim Patterson, R-Meridianville, were announced on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Meridianville First Baptist Church in Meridianville, Alabama.
A Celebration of Life will follow on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hazel Green High School Gymnasium in Hazel Green, Alabama.
“The Alabama Republican Party is deeply saddened to hear of Representative Jim Patterson’s sudden passing,” Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan remembered Alabama GOP House member Jim Patterson in a statement. “A public servant, father, husband, colleague and friend, Representative Patterson was dearly loved. His presence will be sorely missed throughout our state and in the halls of the state house.”
Lathan said Patterson was “known for his dedication to causes he was passionate about, most notably, autism therapy for children.”
“Our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers go to Representative Patterson’s wife, Susan, and their three children,” Lathan said. “We are thankful for the many years he served Alabama so well. The outpouring of love and honor from Jim’s friends and constituents is a true testament to the honorable place he held in our hearts. May those who serve the public role model Jim’s focus of always putting his people first.”
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, said Patterson was “a principled leader.” Brooks said he was “very saddened” to hear of Patterson’s death.
“Jim’s passing is a loss to Madison County and to the State of Alabama,” Brooks said.