Idadell Patterson

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ARLINGTON -- Idadell Patterson, 78, passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side on Friday, May 30, 2014, in Fort Worth. She is joyfully remembered by her friends and family as a happy and generous soul who lifted the spirits of all around her with heartwarming songs and smiles. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Idadell was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Farmersville to Eddie Buell and Laura Woodard Jackson. She was a longtime Arlington resident and retired teacher for the Arlington ISD, spending most of her career at Wimbish Elementary. Idadell loved teaching as well as traveling with her friends, spending time with her granddaughter Makena, and participating in the Arlington Women's Club. She was preceded in death by husband, Walter Hale Patterson, in 2010; sisters, Melba Gooch and Barbara West; and brother, Gene Jackson. Survivors: Son, Trent Patterson; daughter, Kellie Patterson; sister, Dixie Eller; granddaughter, Makena Danielle Patterson.

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  1. Kellie and Trent- wish we could be there for your mom’s services. Aunt Idadell was one special lady indeed. Loved her!

  2. Kellie and Trent, We are sorry for your loss and our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Your mom was a dynamic, wonderful woman! Thank you for sharing her with me over the years. You both created a lot of memories and shared great stories of you guys together as a family over the years… and most especially, with your mom, these past years.The time you gave Idadell after your dad passed was truly amazing to witness. And, it was clear to all how much you loved her. We love you guys.

  3. Dear Kellie and Trent,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace.

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