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Jeff Spangler

Brother Mark touch lives of so many! I am forever grateful to have known him! God bless the family during this time of bereavement.

Jeff and Debra Graves

We were sorry to here of Rev. Patterson passing.He was a good and caring person. caring

Bobby&Penny Mckamey

We knew this family when they attended Solid Rock Baptist Church in Milton Fl. Although they were there only a short time,they were such a blessing. Bro. Mark was loved the Lord and you could see this family was dedicated to serving God with there whole heart..

William Richburg

A dear friend, we will miss him dearly. Praying for the family!

Rev. Mark A. Patterson


Rev. Mark A. Patterson, 65, of Kingsland went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was blessed to be surrounded by his loving family at the time.

Mark was born in Alameda, CA and was a son of the late Dorothy Macon Patterson and Leonard D. Patterson, Sr.

Mark moved to the area some 35 years ago to begin work at Kings Bay Submarine Base. In addition to his work at Kings Bay he was a bi-vocational pastor. He was the Pastor of Hedges Baptist Church for nearly 23 years before becoming Pastor at Browntown Baptist Church near Kingsland. He served there for the past 5 years before his health required him to step down from the pulpit.

He truly loved the Lord and his relationship with Jesus was always first. His love for Jesus also drove his love for his family. His wife, children and grandchildren always came first for him. He did enjoy surfing as a young man and had a good time hunting, in archery and shooting but it was always family for him. Trips to the mountains were marked by renting a cabin, gathering as much family as he could under that one roof and then thoroughly loving all who were there.

His children will aways remember his favorite line to them, “Who Loves Ya’ Baby?”. His love of Savior and family was on display when he would remind his family, “Only one life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” His love and care for his wife, children and grandchildren was exemplary.

He leaves behind his wife, Diane Patterson of Kingsland; four daughters, Nicole (Russell) Strickland of Kingsland, Natalie (Glynn) Browder of Fernandina Beach, Nina (Berry) Zetterower of Fernandina Beach and Christine (Daniel) Boles of Kingsland; his sister, Alta D’Atri of Yulee; his brother, Leonard (Tamara) Patterson of Diamond Head, MS; his 10 grandchildren, Nathan (Teryn) Strickland, Abigail Zetterower, Caroline Zetterower, Lindsey Strickland, Emma Browder, Macie Browder, Landon Zetterower, Aliya Browder, Grayson Zetterower and Brayden Boles as well as several extended family members.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Browntown Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service.

He will be laid to rest at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Mary’s.


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