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Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.: 1935-2011

Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr. – former state lawmaker, Memphis City Councilman and interim Mayor of Memphis – died Saturday at age 76.
 J. O. Patterson

COGIC goes all out in national tribute to Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.
The National Service brought out an assemblage of “Who’s Who” in COGIC spiritual leadership to honor Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.

Three-service celebration unfolds for Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.
The life of Bishop James Oglethorpe Patterson Jr. – a dedicated man who carried both spiritual and public service mantles – was highly praised in the first of three commemorative services on Wednesday (June 29) evening.

Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.: “Trying to help somebody”
Public servant, church bishop, attorney, father, humanitarian and a man who will always be remembered as the first African-American Mayor in Memphis. Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr is all of this and more.

First African American to serve as Mayor of Memphis
Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr. – former state lawmaker, Memphis City Councilman and interim Mayor of Memphis – died Saturday at age 76.


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