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

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

She graduated from Central High School in Washington, D.C., in 1945.

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

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

Family received friends Jan. 5 at Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown. Inurnment took place Jan. 7 at National Memorial Park Cemetery in Falls Church, Va.

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