Obituaries July 25

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

St. Louis

Jessie Patterson

Jessie Rogers Patterson,70, of the Deep Creek community, Hemingway, died on July 18, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Fri., July 25, 2014 at Abundant Harvest Family Fellowship, where Prophet David Barr is Pastor.

Mrs. Patterson was born on Feb. 21, 1944 in Georgetown County, a daughter of Mr. Lucious Rogers and Mrs. Rosa Lee Palmer Rogers. She attended Georgetown County public schools and worked in the housekeeping industry.

Her marriage to Wardell Patterson Sr. (deceased) was blessed with the births and rearing of two children.

Surviving are her mother, Rosa Lee Palmer; two children, Sheral Patterson-Johnson and Wadell Patterson Jr., all of the Deep Creek community of Georgetown County; two brothers, Lewis Rodgers and Jay Floyd Rogers, both of Georgetown County.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Margaret Pittman

Margaret Pittman, 72, of the Rose Hill Community, Georgetown, died on July 20, 2014 while a patient at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Fri., July 25, 2014 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will take place in the sanctuary of the church on Friday from noon until the time of service.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1941 in Georgetown County, a daughter of Willie Frasier and Marie Langley Frasier. Her elementary and secondary education was received in the public schools of Georgetown County.

She obtained degrees and certificates from Horry Georgetown Technical College, Georgetown; Gordon Beauty School of Cosmetology, Hemingway; Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA; and Zion Bible Institute, Bucksport.

An ordained pastor, Minister Pittman was united in holy matrimony to James L. Pittman, and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where she served as associate minister.

Survivors include her husband, James L. Pittman; four children, Teresa Huffman, Wilmington, NC, Ray Pittman, Hemingway, Jeffrey L. Pittman and James E. Pittman both of Georgetown; one brother, Willie Frasier, Windsor, CT; five sisters, Willie Mae Weston, Georgetown, Fannie Lee and Evalena Mitchell both of Hemingway, Cathleen Davis, Andrews and Gloria Gully of South Dakota.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Mark St. Louis

Mark Stephen St. Louis, of Atlanta, died on July 18, 2014 in Providence, RI. He is survived by his parents: Drs. Michael St. Louis and Donna Jones, his siblings Rob and Jess, his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Roland St. Louis and Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Jones, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born in Atlanta on Dec. 5, 1992, Mark attended Paideia School and graduated from United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy, in 2011.

While in Italy, Mark played on the Italian Jr. National Ultimate Team in the Junior World Championship.

At the time of his death, Mark was a student at Brown University where he concentrated in neuroscience and planned to obtain a combined MD/PhD after college.

At Brown, Mark was a member of the ultimate frisbee team.

He was also involved with BrainGate, a research program focused on assisting people with neurological disorders by creating new technologies, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Brown Summer Scholars Research Program.

Mark was an adventurous spirit who loved to travel; in his short life, he visited Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Morocco, Costa Rica, Peru, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

The family is holding a Memorial Service for Mark on Sat., July 26 at 4 p.m. It will be held at the Theater at Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30307.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to an organization at Brown with which Mark enthusiastically worked that develops assistive technology for those with neurological deficits, SpeakYourMind Foundation (speakyourmindfoundation.org).

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