ForeverMissed
Arnell Patterson-Croom was born on February 22, 1949, in Jefferson County, Al. She was born to the late Reese and Addle Patterson. She was raised in Industrial Center (Simmon Hill Neighborhood). She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Macedonia Christian Church in Oxmoor, Al.
She attended Wenonah High School and graduated from Rosedale High School in 1967 with honors. She graduated from the University of Alabama-UAB where she received a degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked at Princeton Baptist Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist and as the Respiratory department supervisor until she retired after 30 years of service. Then worked as a supervisor for Princeton Pulmonary for 10 years and retired a second time where she was loved and respected throughout her career. Arnell was united in matrimony to James Croom, whom she later divorced but they remained friends.
Arnell was always knowledgeable about many things and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was caring by nature. She was a mother, advisor, a confidant, and a friend. Her memory will remain in the heart of many. Arnell was preceded in(to) eternal life by her parents Reese and Addle Patterson, Three sibling: William Patterson, Monroe Patterson and Reese Patterson, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories: Her children Rachel (Will) Hines, Bennie (Marilyn) Perdue III and April (Anthony) Arrington. Grandchildren; Justin Perdue, Jahsaan Perdue, Gabrielle Stevenson, Torrance (TJ) Edwards III, Nadiya Edwards, Joshua Richardson, Ashton Arrington, Dasia Hine, and Jamorris Holyfield. She leaves also to cherish her memories a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Posted by Pamela Noble on December 2, 2021
Aunt Arnelle was a very sweet person. I remember when I first met her and she embraced me like she knew me forever. Even though she and Uncle didn't make it, I still respected her as my aunt. Rest well auntie. We will see each other again...
Posted by April Patterson on December 1, 2021
I gave you your flowers while you were here. The greatest of them all is the servant and you served well. I know that a rejoicing is going on up there but there is a empty place here without you. It hurts but I can’t be selfish with wanting to keep you here with us. I hope that I continue to make you proud. You are gone but will never be forgotten! I love you Ma!!!
Posted by Rachel Hines on December 1, 2021
You have touched so many people, in so many ways. You've transitioned from this life to "Everlasting Life". You have gone to be with HIM; living forever with 'The Father'. Many, who went on ahead of you, welcomed you to your HEAVENLY HOME. For you, there is no more stress, no more worries, no more pain and no more tears. Although I know, you could not stay longer, because it wasn't in GOD'S plan. My heart aches, Ma......I give GOD the glory, the honor and the praise for the time HE gave you. I LOVE YOU MA!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Pamela Noble on December 2, 2021
Aunt Arnelle was a very sweet person. I remember when I first met her and she embraced me like she knew me forever. Even though she and Uncle didn't make it, I still respected her as my aunt. Rest well auntie. We will see each other again...
Posted by April Patterson on December 1, 2021
I gave you your flowers while you were here. The greatest of them all is the servant and you served well. I know that a rejoicing is going on up there but there is a empty place here without you. It hurts but I can’t be selfish with wanting to keep you here with us. I hope that I continue to make you proud. You are gone but will never be forgotten! I love you Ma!!!
Posted by Rachel Hines on December 1, 2021
You have touched so many people, in so many ways. You've transitioned from this life to "Everlasting Life". You have gone to be with HIM; living forever with 'The Father'. Many, who went on ahead of you, welcomed you to your HEAVENLY HOME. For you, there is no more stress, no more worries, no more pain and no more tears. Although I know, you could not stay longer, because it wasn't in GOD'S plan. My heart aches, Ma......I give GOD the glory, the honor and the praise for the time HE gave you. I LOVE YOU MA!!!!!!!!!!
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