March 2013 in Palm Springs, CA (photo by Dwight McBride)
Byron Patterson
  • Place of birth:
    Texarkana, Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 27, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Tucson, Arizona, United States
May the memory of Byron be with us forever. May his light shine on in all of us.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Byron Patterson, . We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dwight McBride on 27th October 2016

"My Dean Brother,

It's hard to believe three years have gone since you left us.  I think of you often.  I hear your voice sometimes wisely chastising me, and at others urging me on.  I'm grateful for both! :) I miss you, Byron."

This tribute was added by Keith Butler on 27th October 2016

"This is a message directly from Mother Patterson. I spoke with her a few moments ago knowing today would be a day full of emotions. She said this whole week leading up to today has been very emotional. But she was feeling better today and she wanted all of us to know that she is thinking of us as we too deal with our emotions around not having our Friend, Brother, Mentor, Confidant here with us. She said she wanted to Thank each of us for loving Byron so much and still loving and honoring his life each year on this anniversary. If you are able to reach out to her just so she feels the love as much as I do from her ALL THE TIME please do so. Love you all."

This tribute was added by Keith Butler on 27th October 2016

"I know you are not physically here but I feel you around me all the time. There are moments that things happen or I hear someone say something and your voice tings loudly in my ear. Today I am doing what you always said, "know your worth". I am learning today that my worth is not in money but in who I truly am as a human on this planet doing my work. Miss You Big Brother."

This tribute was added by Charlie Cain on 27th October 2016

"Can it be three years already? We miss seeing you around, neighbor.

Charlie, Jason & Cooper"

This tribute was added by Charlie Cain on 4th February 2014

"Such a sweet, sweet man.  He was our gentle, friendly neighbor.  Rest in Peace, Byron.

Charlie, Jason & Cooper"

This tribute was added by Brad M on 1st December 2013

"I didn't know Byron, but I feel like I did. I knew his mother, if only for a day and through her voice on the telephone. I know how much she loved him, and that she would do anything in the world to give him every opportunity to make it. Mrs. Patterson, I am sorry for your loss. I wish there was more that I could have done beyond helping him get back. I can see by his photos how much love he had and how many people cared for him. He was a truly radiant soul."

This tribute was added by K Ris Andersson on 4th November 2013

"A truly wonderful person is missing from this world.  There wasn't a time I saw Byron that he didn't have a smile on his face.  He could light up a room with his giant heart and his infectious laugh.  I got to share many great times with him.  I will always think of him fondly and the mark he left on this world will never fade.  Much love, my friend."

This tribute was added by Judy Rowles on 2nd November 2013

"Byron was a true original.  Highly intelligent, high integrity, honest and fabulously funny.  He had the best way of telling a story and taking over a room.  I just can't believe he has moved on from us.  Byron I will miss you so.  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Barbara Williams on 1st November 2013

"Byron Patterson:  A very special person, a good man, and friend to many taken from us all to soon..  It was such a pleasure to meet you thru John after all that I had heard.  You helped him tremendously in many, many ways and I am forever grateful.  He is a better man for knowing you.  Rest in peace, dear Byron."

This tribute was added by John Doebler on 1st November 2013

"For a dear friend and mentor in my life.  I will miss you forever.  Our spirits will meet again on the other side I know.  Thank you, Byron Patterson, for a wonderful friendship, for being a mentor, for being someone who always told me the way it was and for saving my life.  I love you.  John"

This tribute was added by Christian Burk on 31st October 2013

"I am still in shock...yet quietly grateful we had a moment to connect a month ago.  Byron, your spirit, sense of humor and kindness go beyond words.  You lit up my life the first weekend we met in FL in 2007.  With very summer weekend we shared thereon my respect and fondness for you deepened.  You are fondly remembered.   Thank you for your love and friendship."

This tribute was added by Denice Turner on 29th October 2013

"Dear Mr. McBride,
It is aparent that what you shared with your brother was something special. It makes the loss more deeply felt. Losing my brother has made me grateful for the pleasant memories that help float sorrow out of my heart. I appreciate the promise from the bible to bring our loved ones back to life! (John 5:28,29) My deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Dwight McBride on 28th October 2013

"My Dear, Dear Brother:

I miss you more than I can say, or ever even knew would be possible.  I am so blessed to have had you in my life.  I am a better man for having known you.  You helped me to stand proudly in the fullness of who I am in this world.  I honor you. I miss you.  I will always love you."


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