Scott Keith Patterson, age 54, passed away on May 11, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. Scott was born on June 5, 1968, to Erskine Ramsay Patterson and Gladys Hite Patterson and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a cherished member of his community and touched the lives of everyone who knew him.
He was a cherished brother to Cynthia "Cindy" Patterson Johnson and Lisa Patterson Langer Calvert (with whom he lived following their mother's death). His passing leaves a void in their lives that can never be filled, but they take comfort in knowing that he is now at peace and reunited with their mama.
He is survived by his sisters, Cindy and Lisa (Dennis), and his nephews and nieces: Wade Langer, Garrett Langer (Abbey), Kendall Johnson, Kaley Johnson, and Taylor Johnson; step-nephew and nieces: Matthew Calvert (Amanda, son Easton), Ashley Calvert Montgomery (her children Kathryn, Dylon, Alyssa), Meagan Calvert Carter( Alan, daughter Collins) and Lauren Calvert Simpson (Logan, children: Lucy, Rhett, Riggs and their Heavenly daughter Evie). His legacy is also continued through Jack and Louise Hoffman, who shared a near familial bond with Scott and Gladys for over 50 years.
Scott lived his life to the fullest and never let his disabilities hold him back. He was born with Down's Syndrome, but that never stopped him from pursuing his passions and achieving his goals. He attended and graduated from Birmingham City Schools. Upon graduation, he continued his learning at the Cerebral Palsy Center, leading him to a job with Pizza Hut. One of his proudest accomplishments, however, was his participation in the Special Olympics, where he competed in various sports and made many lifelong friends.
Though a man of few words, Scott's love for family was evident. He was devoted to his family, whom he loved with all his heart (especially during meals with them). Scott especially loved beach trips, birthdays, ice cream, Little Debbie snack cakes, holidays, riding in a new truck, his own cheese dip at a Mexican restaurant, any time he was with family and all things Auburn!
Scott's legacy will live on through the memories he left behind. He showed us all what it means to live life with joy, courage, and determination, and his spirit will continue to inspire us for years to come.
A celebration of Scott's life will be held on May 16, 2023, at noon (visitation preceding) at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Scott's memory to the Special Olympics or to UAB Palliative Care.
Rest in peace, dear Scott. You will be forever missed and never forgotten.