Leona Lee Patterson, a resident of Dothan, Alabama, passed away on Friday, April 26, at her residence.

She was 82. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hosea Parker officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday.

Mrs. Patterson was born on Nov. 30, 1936, in Buffalo and lived there the early years of her life. She was a 1955 graduate of Johnson County High School. Mrs. Patterson married in 1963 and moved to Dothan in 1964. She was employed with the Dothan Eagle. She later owned and operated Leona House of Flowers before working with Dothan Nursery and finally with PC Nursery. Mrs. Patterson was involved with the Horticulture Department at the National Peanut Festival for over 20 years. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Larry Patterson; her sons, Billy McConnell, Charles (Wendy) McConnell, Steven Patterson, Scott Patterson, Shawn (Patricia) Patterson and Seth (Lindsey) Patterson; her daughter, Teena Allen; her grandchildren, Melissa Kirkland, Alexis McConnell, Zoey Patterson, Daniel Elmore, Tyler Elmore, Alyssa Smith, Carter Patterson, Chloe Patterson, Chase Patterson and Claire Patterson; two great-grandchildren, Grant Kirkland and Payton Kirkland: brother, Rex (Cathy) Finley; sisters, Mary Alice Gurney and Sandy (Dan) Mead; and several nieces and nephews.