Esther Patterson

Randy PaytonSpecial to OVP

September 17, 2012

Esther Patterson, 81, of Point Pleasant, went to be with the Lord Friday, September 9, 2012, while at home with her daughter, Linda.

Esther was born January 6, 1931, in Point Pleasant, to the late Cyrus and Oma (Taylor) Leport. Besides her parents, Esther is preceded in death by brothers, Marvin Edward, Cyrus Monroe and Chester Monroe Leport; sisters, Grace Lucille Cook, and Helen Louisa Rice; one twin son at birth and one grandson, Jeffery Scott Patterson.

Esther leaves behind a legacy of loving children, Lawerence L. , Jeffery L. , and Steven M. Patterson, Mariea D. “Linda” and Terry McCarthy, Ricky D. Patterson, all of Point Pleasant, Kimbery A. “Kim” and Larry Myers of Henderson, Norris L. and Bobbi Patterson, of Houston, Texas, and Garland L. and Tammy Vansickle of St. Albans.

Also surviving are 24 grandkids, 30 great-grandkids, and two great-great-grandkids.

Esther was a beautiful woman with a firey spirit, she enjoyed attending services at The Gospel Lighthouse Church.

She was a very independent woman that worked hard her entire life. She was a longtime cook for the Mason County Jail, and also a maritime cook for Amherst Barge Co. Esther was a woman that will be remembered by all that knew and loved her.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the funeral home.

Esther’s care has been entrusted to Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, there is an online registry available at