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Ralph Sidney Patterson Jr.

September 16, 1956 — March 20, 2022

Ralph Sidney Patterson Jr., 65, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Ralph was born September 16, 1956, in Houston, Texas, the son of Ralph Sidney Patterson Sr. and Lois Sosamon Jones.

Ralph was a god-loving man, with a huge heart. He welcomed his wife’s kids as his own and raised them since they were of a very young age; his greatest gift was his grandchildren. Ralph was an electrician most of his life, and was great at his job. He had a great humor and everyone enjoyed being around him. Ralph’s passion was bikes; he loved his motorcycle and took pride in it. He would ride his bike every single day.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 28 years, Velma Sanders Patterson of Bayou Vista; four children, Jeremey Swanson of Huntsville, Texas, Dwayne Dupre and wife Cherie of Patterson, Nicole Sanders and fiancé Wilbur Richard Jr., Christopher Patterson Sr. and wife Courtney of Bayou Vista; 10 grandchildren, Dillon Swanson, Amber Swanson, Ashley Swanson, Samantha Stansbury, Aimee Stansbury, Jaileigh Swanson, Brittlynn Vining, Zoie Patterson, Blaire “Bob” Patterson, and Christopher Patterson Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Kylie Swanson, Kyle Swanson, Madilyn Anslem, and Emmalee Swanson; mother and father-in-law, Bryian and Dianne Sanders; brother-in-law, Byron Sanders; like his brothers, Lester Burton, Rick Shipp, and Steve Beck; his fur-babies, Ruthie and Spot.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Sr. and Lois Jones; son, Eric Swanson.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2022, at Twin City Funeral Home with Brother Lonnie Ribardi officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services.

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