A vision to establish a business and a passion to help
the people in their time of need is how this dream became reality.
Our founder, the late Mr. Frankie Patterson, had always had the
entrepreneurial mindset and began starting his business ventures at a young
age. He had a dream to own and operate his own funeral home in the place he
called home, Eastover, North Carolina. He began to take interest in the
deceased at the tender age of 5. He later began taking photos of them and
posting them all around his room. He knew then what he was called to do and
where his passion was going to lead him.
Once graduated, he started internships within Funeral Homes around the
city. He spent countless years under the tutelage of many wonderful firms,
and one day decided he was ready to take on his next venture... Opening his
own funeral home and adding competition into the industry. In 2002, he
became the owner of (what was formerly known as) Eastover Community Funeral
Home, which has served as Eastover's funeral Home from then until now.
In 2009, Mr. Patterson passed away, however his vision did not. The torch
was then passed to his wife, Mrs. Sharon L. Patterson. Since then, the name
has changed to Patterson Memorial Funeral Home, but the same passion still
remains the same. Mrs. Patterson has branched from her profession of hair
into the funeral industry. She went to school to get her license to be a
Funeral Director and says that "It's one of the best things I've ever
decided to do."
Working to combine her vision into her husband's, she finally established
her own Funeral Home in 2017, in her hometown of Lumberton, North Carolina.
She saw a need for people in Robeson County, and after much deliberation,
she constructed Celebrations of Life by Leggett Patterson Funeral Home.