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Charlotte Cherie Patterson, 87, Waldorf

Charlotte Cherie Patterson, 87, of Waldorf died Jan. 2, 2013, at home.

Born Aug. 28, 1925, in Danville, Va., she was the daughter of the late James H. Wright and the late Maude Elizabeth Sigmon Wright.

She graduated from Central High School, Washington, D.C., in 1945. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling and spending time with her family. She often told stories about growing up in the District and was always ready to sit with family and friends to play card games.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Patterson Jr.; and siblings, Joseph Wright, Clydie Haywood, Eva Bostic, Beatrice Peters, Ann Anderson Boyd, Dot Winstead, Jackie Littlejohn, Horace Wright, Raymond Wright, Lenard Wright and Henry Wright.

She is survived by her children, Cathy Allen and her husband Brad of Hollywood and Jeff Patterson and his wife Lisa of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Kyle Allen, Leslie Allen, Katey Patterson and Ally Patterson; and sister, Jessie Powers of River Forest, Ill.

A life celebration will be held from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 5 at Brinsfield Funeral Home, Leonardtown. Inurnment will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at National Memorial Park Cemetery, Falls Church, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southern Maryland Office, P.O. Box 1889, La Plata, MD 20646, the Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603, or the hospice of one’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home.