William Patterson Memorial Fund

On September 20, 2020, our beloved father, William Patterson (63) tragically left us unexpectedly. What seemed to be a minor surgery ended with his passing on the day he was meant to be released from the hospital due to his unsuspected and undetected heart disease.

He leaves behind three beautiful children, Aaleyah (24), William Jr (23), and Karla (22), as well as an immeasurable amount of family and close friends. 

William was a valued member of the Patterson family and Portland community. He will be missed not only by his family and friends, but by the many people he shared his life with through various ministries he was apart of. He was truly loved by all, and always welcoming to anyone new. He was tenacious and stubborn in his ventures and brought an undeniably fun and engaging energy to everything he did. William served as a light to brighten up anyone's day with endless entertainment, laughter and unwavering fatherly love.

These funds will go to alleviate the financial burden that comes with the sudden passing of a loved one and to provide support of funeral costs and related expenses to his children through these deeply troubling times.

Thank you for your generous show of love and support.

GoFundMe requires certain disclosures for this campaign. This campaign was created by William’s children in response to requests from friends and extended family looking to offer their love and support. The sole recipients of these funds will be William’s three children, Aaleyah, William Jr, and Karla. The funds will be used to provide any immediate and future assistance of funeral costs for our father, William Patterson. Aaleyah is the beneficiary to this campaign.



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Aaleyah Patterson 
Beaverton, OR
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