October 25, 2023

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Rose (Birdwell) Patterson, 92, of Bronson, were held Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Rev. Alberto Williams officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Little Flock Cemetery, located on County Road 4330 near Bronson.

She passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Mrs. Patterson was born March 10, 1931, in Bronson to parents Clarice (Crocker) and Samuel Birdwell.

She and James Patterson were married in 1947 and lived in Beaumont for 33 years. Upon retirement they returned to their farm in San Augustine County. Their greatest joy was spending time with friends and family at their country home. After returning to their farm, they became faithful members of the First Methodist Church in Pineland, Texas.

Her survivors include her daughter, Brenda Chirafis and husband Michael of China, Texas; a son, James Patterson Jr. and wife Dodi of Wimberly, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Chirafis Jr. and wife Jennifer, Andrew Chirafis and wife Cathy, and Billie Rose Patterson; and great-grandchildren, Mason Chirafis, Emma Chirafis, Michael Chirafis III, and Lydia Chirafis.

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