Billy Mack Patteson

July 7, 1935 - Dec. 21, 2017

Billy Mack Patteson, age 82, of South Bosque County, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2017 in Waco. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West. A reception will follow at the First United Methodist Church in West.

Billy Mack was born July 7, 1935, in Meridian, the son of Daniel F. and Annie Mae (Hughett) Patteson. He attended Waco Schools prior to receiving a Business and Economics Degree from Baylor University. Billy Mack then attended Southern Methodist University and received a degree from Texas Christian University's Brite Divinity School. On November 22, 1966 he was united in marriage to Katherine "Kathy" Duncan in Hurst. Billy Mack worked as a Pastor and social worker for the United Methodist Church in the Waco area during his 46 years in the ministry. He was appointed to Inner City Ministry in 1966, now Central Texas Senior Ministry. Billy Mack also served at the Baylor Wesley Foundation for 25 years until retiring in 2001. He was the Interim Pastor of several area church including Wesley Chapel UMC, Lorena UMC, West UMC, Clifton UMC, Aquilla UMC, Lebanon UMC and Bosqueville UMC.

Billy Mack enjoyed square dancing, teaching Sunday School, traveling and pondering World issues while mowing. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

Billy Mack was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jay Duncan Patteson; and brothers, Dan and James Patteson.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Kathy Patteson; daughter and son-in-law, Liesl Patteson and Jeff Jewesson; twin grandsons, Henry and Matthew Jewesson; a sister, Barbara Bivona; many foster children including, Bill Decker and Maureen Collins; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Texas Senior Ministry in Waco.

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Ruh Anne Schroeder

Prayers and condolences from Meier Settlement UMC, Riesel.


My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Patteson. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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