Obituary Search Advanced Search
September 22, 1939 - March 20, 2007
| Age 67
G.E. Patterson, the presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ and a minister for almost 50 years, died of heart failure Tuesday, the church announced. He was 67.
The predominantly black Protestant denomination, headquartered in Memphis, claims 6 million members worldwide and traces its origins to the to the late 1800s.
Patterson was hospitalized in January for an undisclosed illness and told his followers in 2005 that he had prostate cancer.
At the church's...
Read Complete Obituary
Celebrity Deaths by Category
All Celebrity Death Categories
Years in Review
A look back at those who passed.
Celebrity Deaths from this Week in History
Light a Candle
Place a Flower
Add an Icon
Add a Photo
Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free
"A GREAT MAN OF GOD WHO PREACHED THE HOLY WORD DIRECTLY FROM GOD. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. SEE YOU UP YONDA BISHOP PATTERSON."
"I know it has been a while since Bishop Patterson has passed, but his influence is still here today. I love looking at his programs every Sunday. Thank God for Bishop, we need more men ..."
Receive email notification about people of national interest.
Click on the item you would like to print.
© 2014 Tributes, Inc.