In Loving Memory

Patricia Patterson Horton

January 16, 1940 - November 28, 2022


Patricia Patterson Horton, 82, passed away Monday November 28, 2022, peacefully at home with family by her side.

Pat was born January 16, 1940, to Clarence V. Patterson and Janie Louise Patterson in Union Springs, AL. In 1958, Pat graduated from Theodore High School. Shortly thereafter, she married Carlton L. Horton on October 10, 1959. They were blessed with four beautiful daughters: Tammy, Teresa, Tyler, and Tiffany. Pat worked at Bellsouth as a phone operator, a beloved substitute teacher at Theodore High School, Loyal America Insurance, and State Farm, but her favorite job was being a MeMaw. She was an avid reader, and an active member of a female Mobile Mardi Gras Association. Pat was Secretary, Vice President, President, and Emblem (1999) of the organization. Other hobbies included swimming, sewing, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 59 years Carlton, her daughter Tammy, her brothers, Donald Patterson and Dr. Doug Patterson, great grandson Colt Smith.

Pat is survived by her three daughters, Teresa (Tom) Herrington, Tyler (Jeff) Murray, and Tiffany (Kent) Busby; her eight grandchildren, James “Bo” Reynolds, Ben (Melanie) Reynolds, Victoria (Derrick) Smith, Cody Whitehurst, Scott Murray, Tricia (Terrence) Evans, Tanya (Carl) Parker, Ashley (Brandon) Straub; her eight great grandchildren; Camo Smith, Maddi Smith, Branden Parker, Addison Parker, Sadie Straub, Annie Reynolds, Pippa Reynolds, and Ryan Whitehurst; her sister, Linda Corley; and numerous nieces and nephews, beloved dog Terror, as well as many friends.

Pat will be remembered for her outspoken mind, her wit, and her intelligence that she was happy to share with everyone she spoke with.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00pm at New Hope United Methodist Church in Theodore.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL is assisting the family.


  1. Cheri Ellison

    I Always Loved Being around aunt Pat, she made Me feel Welcome & Comfortable. She was So Kind & Sweet. She seemed to be Happy & Laughing most of the time.

  2. Teresa Herrington

    I love you moma and will forever be grateful for you.
    ❤️ You raised us with love and strength and taught us well

    Teresa #2

  3. Hollie Greene

    Sending my love to all the family. Your mamma was on of the most fun loving people to be around. Always laughing and such a sweet lady. May she rest in peace and I know that she and your dad are reunited with the Lord.

  4. Lori (Lolo) Fraley

    What a wonderful lady and loving Aunt. I have so many fond memories of her, too many to count. I will miss her smiling face. What a lucky family we are to have known her.

  5. Era Perry

    I grew up with Patricia and Linda (Patterson) Corley from babies. Our mom’s were closest friends as well. I have always considered them and their families as family to me and over the years they have treated me as one of their own. I will miss Patricia and am so glad i got to visit her in the hospital in October. Patricia had an awesome personality ….loved everyone and everyone loved her. It was a blessing to be around her and the laughter she inspired. Rest in peace dear dear friend

  6. Cindi Gartman

    Great memories … even when she made us sit with our tongues sticking out at each other because we were being naughty, or when she pulled my ponytail too tight!!
    Loved her so much. Hate she is gone, but now she is whole again and with Jesus!

  7. Dinah Werneth

    Sweet Pat & her perfect Pecan Pie! Everyone knew where they could go to get the BEST!! Always the loving, loyal wife to my brother & the best mother, grandmother & great grandmother. I’m truly saddened by her passing but happy she is with Jesus & reunited with Carlton & Tammy.. We loved Pat dearly & will miss her quick wit & humor.
    Prayers for her girls & family. ♥️🙏✝️

  8. Billie Parsons

    what a beautiful vibrant person she was, always laughing and smiling, lived down the street from them, her girls were a portrait of her!

  9. Selene Finch

    Love you all and she was a wonderful Mom to all of us!
    Big hugs and prayers my sweet friend! 🙏❤️🤷🏼‍♀️

  10. Steve Chance

    One of my favorite persons. Patricia loved to live life to the fullest, and really enjoyed being around people. The cornerstone of her family, she was one of the strongest women I’ve known. We Love you Patricia and will miss you in this life.

  11. Cindy Davis

    She was such an amazing person, praying for strength, peace and comfort for the entire family 💖

  12. Tiffany H Busby #4

    I ❤️ YOU MOMA!
    You gave this world a touch of class, intelligence and a damn good time. People were always drawn to you, where ever we went they would gather around to listen to your stories, hear your MaryJane jokes and that special way you said, ‘How Nice'(with a thick southern dawl and a completely different meaning lol). Throughout my school years, you pushed me to make good grades. But, the most important trait you tried to instill was to ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST. You lived your life doing your best…all the way to the end. I know you and Daddy are together again, with Tammy. We will all be together again soon. Until then, I love & miss you

  13. Linda Day

    Pat and I met via Mardi Gras. I spent many hours in her home enjoying fun times with her and Carlton. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat was such a sweet, loving person.

  14. Mary Baxter Lawrence

    Mrs. Pat loved not only her family but everyone who walked through her door. She treated everyone like family. She was such a bright light in this world. She was compassionate & forgiving, motivating & told you the truth, even if it hurt. She was so much fun to be around. AlwYs smiling and laughing. Her smile was infectious. She set the example of what love, being a partner and grandparent should be. She was a rare breed in today’s world and will be missed.

  15. Kathy Horton Bordelon

    Such great memories of sweet Aunt Pat. Great smiles & laughter is how I will always remember her. Love to the T girls & family.

  16. Karen Peacock Hoof

    Sending love to the family. I’m thankful to have had the memories we shared ❤️ She was a wonderful mom To us all !!

  17. Terry Jackson

    I was a fan of Pat’s! We met in that Mardi Gras group. I loved her funny funny stories. She had many! My favorite was when she lost her teeth on the float and then realized she had thrown them to the crowd. I got to talk to her a few months ago and loved to laugh with her again. I will miss you Pat but you leave me with the best memories. Thank you for your LARGE life.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *