Obituary for Barbara Ann Patterson

patterson barbara annBarbara Ann Patterson, age 71 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital, Pulaski. Born April 14, 1951 in Radford, Virginia she was the daughter of the late James Lloyd Patterson & Ethel Pearl Dixon Patterson.

Barbara dedicated her life to working with youth and children in the school systems and in the United Methodist Church (Holston Conference). She worked at Radford City Schools as a Speech & Language Pathologist.  Her Undergraduate work was at Radford University, and she also received her master’s degree there. Barbara’s lifelong mission was in Children’s Ministries, recently being chosen as Program Coordinator for the New River District at The United Methodist Church as well as creating her own website called “The Connectional Journey” filled with resources to help connect families through meaningful worship.

Barbara made a lasting impact with the First United Methodist in Pulaski, Windsor Hill United Methodist in Roanoke and the Grove United Methodist in Radford.

Barbara is survived by her 

Children – Chuckie – Pulaski, Christopher – Savannah, GA

Grandchildren – Christopher, Myah and Sophia

Brothers – Dr. James Lloyd (Sue) Patterson, Jr. – Roanoke, Ronald Edward Patterson & Tom Corbin – Alexandria, Richard Jackson (Martha) Patterson – Dublin

Grandchildren’s Mother – Abigail

Many nieces, nephews and cousins 

The family will be having a private graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with Dr. Josh Kilbourne officiating.

There will be a Celebration of Life & Gathering of Friends and Family at 2:00 PM – Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church Youth Program@ 135 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA 24301.

In lieu of Flowers please send donations to First United Methodist Church Youth and Children Ministries.  (135 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA 24301).

To sign Barbara’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Patterson Family.