Sunrise: August 9th, 1939 – Sunset: October 5th, 2020
Verner L. Patterson affectionately known as "G-Ma" to her grandchildren fought valiantly against cancer until her death on Monday, October 5th. Born in Boley, Oklahoma in 1939, she moved to Compton, California in 1959. After attending business college, she was hired with the Los Angeles County in finance, where she dedicated 41 years of service until her retirement in 2004.
She and her husband Clarence Patterson (proceeded in death) were active volunteers in the community where they committed service to the voters of Los Angeles County for primary elections. Verner loved life and loved the Lord. She was a long- standing member of the Los Angeles Dominion Power Christian Ministry led by Rev. Asberry Charles, where she held many board positions with the church.
Verner was well traveled. Some of her most treasured vacations with her family include New York, Hawaii, Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, Jamaica, Cancun, and Canada. She loved shopping, going to the movies, listening to gospel, jazz, blues, country western, opera, and having lunch with friends. Another past-time favorite was beating her highest gaming score on her iPad. Her favorite book to read was the bible.
Verner is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Cormier (Keith Cormier) of Lafayette, CA., grandchildren, Kylah and Copeland Cormier of Lafayette, CA., Deadra Henderson of Richmond, CA., great-grandson, Evan Shepherd of Richmond, CA., brothers, Charles Kimbell (Jeri Kimbell) of Toluca Lake, Alphonso Kimbell, Esq. (Cinder Kimbell) of Los Angeles, CA., Gloria Kimbell of Rancho Cucamonga, CA., and Wendell Kimbell (Regina Kimbell) of Van Nuys, CA., and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She will be deeply missed and cherished. Services provided by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA., and internment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to The American Bladder Cancer Society and The Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Society on behalf of Verner Patterson.