Louise Patterson, CEO of Bountiful Blessings Ministries and COGIC evangelist leader, was remembered for her charity and kindness. 84-year-old Patterson. Family spokeswoman: Patterson died at home. Patterson’s late husband led the world’s largest Pentecostal church. Louise Patterson used her platform well as COGIC’s first lady during her husband’s presiding bishops, say her admirers.
Bishop Milton R. Hawkins said she and his uncle, Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson, co-founded the Temple of Deliverance/Bountiful Blessings Ministry. “Evangelist Patterson was generous, mentored others, and made a grand entrance.
Patterson took over Bountiful Blessings Ministries, WBBP radio station, and Podium Records after her husband’s 2007 death.
“Her final words echo Paul’s: ‘I’ve fought a good fight, I’ve finished my course, I’ve kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Hawkins: “Louise Dowdy Patterson is unforgettable.” Hawkins was echoed. Porter met Patterson when he was an insurance salesman and she was a secretary. Porter said the girl’s style and dignity indicated a bright future. Young. I saw a woman’s international quality.”
Porter invited G.E. Patterson to his office, where he met Louise Patterson. Porter didn’t see a future romance in their first meeting, but later learned they were dating. “The rest is history; they married and had a long marriage, and she became his church’s first lady,” Porter said. Louise Patterson, rest in peace. “A dear friend, a great woman of God, widow of Bishop G.E. Patterson,” tweeted Greater Imani Church’s, Dr. Bill Adkins. Patterson was “delighted” by her husband’s 2016 museum inclusion.
It’s a personal piece of the man’s trade, says exhibit curator Anne Hyppolite. Memphis honors the former presiding bishop with GE Patterson Ave. The Pattersons and Porter always hugged. “He was a great friend, and she was an amazing personality and lady,” Porter said. Patterson’s public viewing is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m., services 10 a.m. Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Memphis will hold her funeral services, and Memorial Park Cemetery will bury her.