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July 24, 1961 - November 9, 2020
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"Loving Mother and Partner"

Rena Lozette Patterson was born on 24 July 1961 to the union of the late Louise Dundy and Joseph Patterson. She was baptized at an early age. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Partner, Sister, Aunt and Friend who went to her eternal home on 9 November 2020.

Rena had an undeniable love for vehicles. She followed her childhood passion by joining the United States Army as a (MOS 63B) Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. When she left the Army, she started a career with the Department of Defense as a Mortuary Affairs Officer. She was offered a rewarding opportunity to work at the Department of Justice as a Veteran’s Program Officer. She enjoyed fishing, fixing cars, tinkering, traveling, exploring the outdoors, crafts; but most of all, she enjoyed music and beating you at any sport and watching her beloved Football Team – Geaux Saints!

She is survived by her Partner, Bettie F. Bowles; three children, Damion Thompson, Dana Thompson, Sammy Garrett and his wife Grace; three Sisters, Ella Mary Lemon and her husband George, Patsy Edwards, Greta Patterson, one brother Michael Patterson; 9 Grandchildren, Tradayah, Damiyon, A’nya, Darrel, Drake, Daniel, Devin, Elijah and Elizabeth; one Great- Grandson, Marcus; 3 God Children, Jabari, Amber and Ashley; a plethora of nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family members and friends to cherish her memory.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Dundy; her father, Joseph Patterson, Sisters Linda Manogin, Joe Edna Robinson; brothers Larry Patterson and Charles Patterson.

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