Family and friends, it is with heavy hearts we share our brother Howard Ciscero Patterson Jr., has been called home to be with the Lord.|
Howard Ciscero Patterson, Jr. died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday,February 7, 2018 in Bronx, NY at the age of 41. Howard was born on January 21, 1977 in Bronx, NY to Shirley F. Henry and the late Howard Ciscero Patterson, Sr. He graduated from New York City Public Schools where he discovered his passion for photography and music.
For us, Howard’s departure is truly heartbreaking and we are still coming to terms with the news. We ask you join us in remembering him with love and support.
Whether you called him Howard, Duck,(from the movie Howard the Duck), Dae, HPatt, Howie, or his father's name for him Tojo,you knew he was a laidback, kind, and real creative kind of man. He may not have been the first one to start a conversation, but his quietness and eye for the “small things” is what made him into the great wedding and portrait photographer he was.
Howard and His Family|
Howard is survived by his mother, Shirley F. Henry, of Bronx, NY; his brothers, Darryl Holifield and Dwayne Henry, of Bronx, NY; and his sister, Patricia Patterson of Salisbury, NC. To cherish his memory, he also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of loved ones. He is preceded in death by his father, Howard Ciscero Patterson, Sr, of Cleveland, NC; and one sister, CarlaPatterson of Concord, NC.
Unfortunately Howard Jr. is the first grandchild of Geter and Gladys Henry to pass on. The present generation of Henrys and family from all sides thus, are coming together as one to help ease the sudden financial burden on his immediate family. A burden does not have to be heavy if the load is carried by us all.
How You Can Help|
In the upcoming weeks, we are kindly asking family, friends, and any compassionate heart to please give a love offering of whatever you are able to his mother and brothers. We know it can be much to ask but, due to the unexpected nature of Howard's passing, please if you can, give as soon as you are able. The ____ estimation is to cover the financial funeral arrangements. Included is the cost of transporting Howard’s body to NC from NY, as per his mother’s wishes for her youngest son to reside at home on the family’s North Carolina’s plot.
Funeral Services Figure Estimates|
| Funeral Home Services and Fees (including the funeral service, arrangements, body preparations: ~$5,200
|Casket and Casket : $1,200
|Burial Fee: ~$2,000|Transportation From NYC to NC (including airfare, casket transport, hearst usage to airport): ~$1,400
|Additional Documentation Fees: ~$70
|Approximate Total: ~$9870
To many, Howard was a son, brother, a cousin, and a friend, but most of all, he was a life gone from us all too soon. Howard, we love you and miss you, man.
We plan to keep you all informed with upcoming information about the time of the service, and any updates to come. Thank you all so much for understanding and standing with us in this hard time.
Memorial Services Annoucement|
Howard C. Patterson, Jr.
In New York
Thursday February 15th , 2018 4-8pm
RG Ortiz Funeral Home
2580 Grand Concourse (Fordham Road)
Bronx, NY 10458
In North Carolina
Saturday February 17 th, 2018 2-4pm
Beam Funeral Home
2170 Rutherford Road
Marion, NC 28752
Saturday February 17 th , 2018 4-5pm
McDowell Memorial Park Cemetery
Special Requests From The Family|
- If you or another have any photos, videos, etc, of Howard Jr. that you can share, please do so by sending them to the email below. At present, we are unable to access his files and thus, would appreciate any and all images of him we can find.
- We ask in lieu of sending flowers, we would highly appreciate that money be placed here towards Howard's Memorial Services.
For Questions and Regards,
Please contact Darryl Holifield, brother and benefactor of Howard Jr.'s Memorial Service.|
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