Patterson, Stephen Michael
Birth: Saturday, July 17, 1965
Residence: California, MD
Death: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the age of 55
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Stephen Michael Patterson, 55, of California, MD passed away on October 17, 2020 with his loving family at his side.
Stephen was born on July 17, 1965, at Washington Hospital Center to Charles Michael Patterson and Sarah Anne Turner Patterson of California, MD. Jesus called him home from the Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD
Stephen was a 1989 graduate of the University of Maryland. He served as a Legislative Aide in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was very Patriotic and Political. He enjoyed Bible studies and listening to Ravi Zacharias and other theologians and pastors. Stephen sang and played guitar with his teacher Russ Miller.
He played Little League Baseball, High School Soccer and Track at Calvert Christian School. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf with his Dad and Grandad, Charles Patterson. He spent happy hours hunting and fishing with his Dad and maternal Pop, Bernard Turner. He loved family times with his Grandmother Betty Patterson's elegant meals and his Nana Evona Turner's family feasts.
During his teen years, his home was filled with his and his sister, Andrea Patterson Mikkola's friends. A highlight was his surprise sixteenth birthday with friends from Calvert and St. Mary's Counties, Bill Greene, Chris Staley, and others. He and his friends played guitar, a favorite was Jim Croce's "Time in A Bottle", Amazing Grace and other hymns and choruses.
Stephen was seriously injured in a car accident on September 27, 2001 near the entrance to the Thomas Johnson Bridge to Solomon's. Three Rescue Squads took him out of the car with the "jaws of life." He was transferred by helicopter to the Prince George's Shock Trauma Hospital. He suffered from his injuries both at home and at Taylor Farm Assisted Living for many years.
In November 2018, Stephen was attacked by a long-term illness. He valiantly fought the good fight with chemotherapy and weekly blood transfusions. Many awesome friends helped with his transportation and hospital visits. We appreciate all those who have visited and helped Stephen, especially the many health workers and caregivers.
In addition to his loving parents, Stephen is survived by his sister, Sarah Andrea Mikkola (David) of Collierville, TN; his nephew, Joshua Mikkola; his nieces: Sarah-Ashley Mikkola and Rachel Mikkola; his aunt, Margaret Patterson Morris (Jerry) of Black Mountain, NC, his cousins, Jill and Jason Golden and Rachael Patterson; and many extended family and friends.
His family will receive friends for Stephen's Life Celebration on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m. celebrated by Reverend Adam Polk, at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. The service will be live streamed via the Brinsfield website firstname.lastname@example.org, Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Kings Christian Academy, 20738 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620.
Condolences to the family may be made to www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
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