Mary Jo Patterson was born on April 27, 1928 in Gentry, Arkansas, to Hollis and Eva Bailey. She worked as a teacher in the Gulf County public school system.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sons Pat (Lewana) Patterson,Mike Patterson and sister Faye Patterson. She has two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Viewing was held at 10 a.m. CT Friday, November 2, 2018, and funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. graveside in Buckhorn Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.