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Narcissa Patterson was born in Pineville, North Carolina, October 22, 1929.  She was the daughter of George Eugene and Edna Graves Armstrong.  She departed this life August 3, 2018 at Sardis Oaks Nursing Home, Charlotte, North Carolina.  

On December 23, 1937, her family moved to Belmont, North Carolina.  She attended Reid High School where she graduated Valedictorian on May, 1948.  She also attended Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina.  At an early age, she united with Hood Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church of Belmont. In 1950, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she united with John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church.  At Wesley, she join the choir, taught Sunday School, and participated in several other church activities.  She was employed by the United States Department of Transportation for a number of years. In 1989, she moved to Philadelphia, PA, where she united with Saint Matthew A.M.E. Zion Church.  She sang with the choir and was active in other activities.

Narcissa was preceded in death by her husband; J. P. Patterson, her parents; and two sisters; Serrato Young and Hazeleen Wright.

She leaves to cherish her memory:  one brother; Reverend Dr. James David Armstrong, one sister-in-law, Gloria Griggs Armstrong of Charlotte, North Carolina, two nieces; Deborah Whitfield and Brenda Armstrong of Charlotte, North Carolina, two nephews; James David and Robert Jon Armstrong of Charlotte, North Carolina, three grand nieces; Jasmine Bradley, Julia and Elizabeth Whitfield, one grand niece; Brooklyn Bradley all of Charlotte, North Carolina and a host of other relative, family, and friends.  

Graveside Service: Tuesday; August 7, 2018; 10 a.m.; at Henry Chapel Cemetery-151 Henry Chapel Road,  Belmont

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