Alford Jerome Patterson died surrounded by his family on May 27,
Known by many as Jerome, he was born on June 13, 1954, in
Chicago, IL, sixth child to the union of Louis Patterson Sr (Pat). and
Bernice (Morgan) Patterson.
In Chicago, he attended Crane High School.
Throughout his life, he has done jobs such as construction, self-
contracting carpentry, landscaping, and was an entrepreneur.
In between time, he had four great partners that blessed him with having
eight children. He is survived by his daughters, Angela Patterson
(James), Effie Patterson (Steven), Tara Johnson (Demetrius), Angelique
Casey (Reginald), Louie Patterson, Brianna Kyles and Tristen Patterson.
He is also survived by brothers: Willis James (Adonia), Louis Jr and
LaMartine and sisters: Billie Jean and Michelle, Adrienne, Tracy and
Sharon. As well as his good friends Robert Wilcox, Ray Brown and Larry
He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death is son Alford
Patterson Jr (Lil Jerome), his mother Bernice, father Louis Sr, brothers
Larry, Harold and Michael Patterson.