Melissa Grace Patterson

Feb 10 1957
Jan 24 2024
66 Years
Atglen, Pennsylvania

Melissa Grace Patterson, 66, of Atglen, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, in Philadelphia, PA.  She was the wife of James J. Patterson of Atglen.  Born in Havertown, PA, she was the daughter of Preston B. and Doris G. Juni Spell.

Melissa received her B.S. in communications from West Chester University and worked in the marketing and shipping departments for I.C.I. Fluoropolymers.

A loving mother of three boys, Steven, Benjamin and Robert, Melissa loved camping, RVing and spending summers in Stone Harbor at the family beach house. A devoted wife of 40 years to James Patterson. Melissa always handled tragedy with grace her whole life. 

She like to see the good in people and was always grateful for what she had. she was easygoing but always focused on what truly mattered family, happiness, and peace. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

In addition to her husband she is survived by sons, Steven J. Patterson of Lancaster, PA, Robert N. Patterson of Atglen, and siblings, Raymond Spell of Virginia, and Robert (Eileen) of Havertown.  She was preceded in death by a son Benjamin J. Patterson in 2021.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411, W. Main St. Parkesburg, with visitation starting at 10:30 AM. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Feb 3 2024 - 11:30am
Service Location: 
Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411, W. Main St. Parkesburg, PA 19365


So very sorry to Melissa’s family.

Melissa truly was a sweet friend who did see the good in everyone.

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Dear James, Robert, Ray and Families,

It was with great sadness that I learned of Missy's passing. Her mother and I were friends and I fondly remember Missy as a little girl and a teenager. She was such a sweetheart and always made me laugh. May she Rest in Peace and Love with Doris, Preston and her son. 

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I'm so sorry to hear of Missy's passing. I remember her fondly from high school. Blessings to you all.

Vikki Blair 

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I will always remember our times with Pack 20 and how active Melissa and you, Jim, were with the den and pack. I will keep Melissa, your boys and you in my prayers.

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