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Reverend Walter Patrick

May 31, 1947 August 13, 2018
Reverend Walter Patrick
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Obituary for Reverend Walter Patrick

On Monday morning, August 13, 2018, after a lengthy illness, Reverend Walter Wayne Patrick passed away peacefully at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, VA at the age of 71. Walter was the eldest of three children born to Reverend Walter Patrick and the late Lillian Barley Patrick on May 31, 1947 in Orange, NJ.

He was educated in Newark, NJ and attended Westside High School, class of 1965. During his high school years, Wayne enlisted in the United States Navy Reserves, where he would later transition to active duty upon graduation. After Wayne was honorably discharged he decided to pursue a technical career path and took a computer course to get started. He went on to work for several years at New Jersey Bell (now known as Verizon) where he began his career employed as a lineman, working his way up to department supervisor. Later in life, Wayne relocated to Amelia, VA to be closer to family and took the knowledge he learned through-out his career to become a self-employed electrician.

Wayne was brought up in the church at a young age, being baptized at the age of 11 and joining the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ. Wayne heard the calling to preach and completed his associate degree in Divinity while in New Jersey. He was licensed and ordained, and called to pastor the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Jetersville, Virginia, where he pastored until his health declined.
He had a passion for music and truly enjoyed singing and playing his guitar. He sang in the choir and performed with his gospel group at churches and social events in both New Jersey and Virginia where his music was enjoyed among his avid listeners.

Wayne also loved to work on cars. His Aunt Ordell gave him his first car (a Mercury) when he was 17 and on his own he converted the transmission from an automatic to a manual. His passion for cars led him to own and race several race cars. Walter also had other distinguishing accomplishments; he was a licensed pilot, a black belt in karate, a karate instructor, a licensed HAM radio operator and a passionate photographer.

Wayne is preceded in heavenly admittance by his loving mother, Lillian Patrick of Amelia, VA. He leaves to cherish his fond memories: his loving father Rev. Walter Patrick of Amelia, VA; a devoted sister and brother-in-law Sandra Perkinson (Randolph) of Amelia, VA; his loving sister Linda Patrick of Amelia, VA; son Raybenz Cook of Norfolk, VA; his loving daughter and son-in-law Joi Jarmon (Alfred) of Baltimore, MD; step-grandson Malachi Jarmon of Baltimore, MD; granddaughter Allyson Jarmon of Baltimore, MD; loving nieces Jenaya Baker (Phillip) and Jennifer Perkinson of Amelia, VA; loving nephew, Jeffrey Perkinson of Amelia, VA; great nieces Sydnie Baker and Megan Baker of Amelia, VA; great nephews Phillip Baker and Ayden Delaney of Amelia, VA; a devoted friend, Shirley Bonner and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wayne was a devoted son, brother, and father; he will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Funeral Services Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Little Union Baptist Church, Amelia. Interment at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia.

Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.


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