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William Leroy Patrick / June 29, 2020

William Leroy “Tootsie” Patrick of Union Church Road, South Boston died Wednesday, June 24 at his residence at the age of 67.

Mr. Patrick was born in Halifax County on Aug. 5, 1952 to the late Leroy P. Patrick and Annie Vass Patrick. He was married to Crisanta F. Patrick and was a former member of News Ferry Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Daystrom Furniture, Ryder Trucking Company and Able Construction.

Mr. Patrick is survived by his wife, Crisanta F. Patrick of the home; a son, Keith Patrick (Sharanda) of Lynchburg; a daughter, Lisa H. Patrick of Roxboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Mubeeb Hussain and Sa’habiza Hussain, both of Roxboro, N.C. and Caiden Patrick of South Boston; one great grandchild, Amier Patrick of South Boston; five sisters, Mary Patrick and Ella Bowan, both of South Boston, Elizabeth Patrick of Washington, DC, Phyllis Wright (Robert) and Flo Macklin (Richard), all of Reidsville, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Patrick was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Bessie P. Stewart.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 1 at 1 p.m. with services at The Crawford House Chapel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at the request of the family, the service will be kept to 50 attendees. Burial will follow at William Temple C.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Tuesday, June 30 at The Crawford House from 10 a.m.-5: p.m.

The Patrick family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Danville for all their caring and support.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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