Monroeville, Ohio – Gloria D. Patterson, 73, passed away on July 17, 2020 at her home in Monroeville, Ohio, surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Walter E. and Juanita (Mitchell) Ellis on January 3, 1947 in Canton, Ohio, where she was raised. She graduated from Canton South High School in 1965. Gloria and her husband Richard moved to Monroeville, Ohio in 1986, where they settled and raised their family. She was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and proud member of the Kingdom Hall in Norwalk, Ohio.
While living in Canton, Gloria owned and operated The Fish Cove restaurant, and she worked for GE Supply, also in Canton, Ohio. After moving to Monroeville, she took a job with Briarfield of Milan nursing home. Her most important job of all, was a homemaker to her family. Gloria was a kind and loving person, who enjoyed traveling to Canton to visit her family, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Gloria is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard H. Patterson of Monroeville, Ohio, by her children, Richard D. Patterson and Rahshell D. Darden, both of Canton, Ohio, by her 6 grandchildren, Richard Jr., Romello, Julian, Aniecea, Sienna, and Brayden . She is also survived by her siblings, Myrtle Simms of Chicago, Illinois, Geneva (Johnny) Lewis of Canton, Ohio, Ella Scott of Canton, Ohio, Doris (Roger) Taylor of Canton, Ohio, Donald Ellis of Columbus, Ohio, Bernita Birl of Canton, Ohio, Deborah Harkless of Atlanta, Georgia, and Michelle Ellis of Canton, Ohio, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Gloria is preceded in death by her siblings, Walter Ellis, Greg Ellis and Theresa Gracia.
Friends may call on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. in Paquelet Funeral Home, 1100 Wales Rd NE, Massillon, Ohio 44646. Elder Corey Harkless will lead the service.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences may be expressed by going to www.walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.
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