Chance Thomas Patterson

Born: Wed., Apr. 18, 2001
Died: Tue., Apr. 1, 2014


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 04, 2014
Location: Hayes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 05, 2014
Location: Hayes Funeral Home Chapel

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Chance Thomas Patterson

SANTA FE - Mr. Chance Thomas Patterson passed from this life Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014, as a result of an automobile accident south of Diboll, Texas. His final act was to heroically save the lives of his father and sister, Beth.

     Born April 18, 2001, Chance was a student at Santa Fe Junior High School.  He enjoyed playing basketball, his guitar, going to church, texting and playing video games, his goal in life was to be an aeronautical engineer. 

     Survivors include his father, Tom Patterson; grandmothers, Lillian Patterson, Sharon Norstrom; siblings, Michael Patterson and wife, Erin, John Patterson and wife, Paige, Matthew Patterson, Marishia Patterson, Devon Patterson, Alexus Patterson and Beth Patterson; numerous cousins and extended family.

         Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501. 

      Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Del Toler officiating.  A private cremation will follow.

     Chance’s brothers and Brian Strom will be honorary pallbearers.

     Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Chance’s name to your favorite children’s charity.


     John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.”



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Linda Davis
   Posted Thu April 03, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express what you must be going through. Chance showed his true colors right to the end: bravery and love and care for others more than himself.

Barb Bird
   Posted Thu April 03, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss! We at Taylor University did not know Chance, but we know and love Marishia, and prayed for your family as a family in chapel yesterday.

I am so saddened by the passing of Chance and the deep pain his passing causes.

Marishia -- you are such a blessing to others. I pray God richly comfort you now in your pain.

Barb Bird

Laurie Davenport
   Posted Thu April 03, 2014
We are so sad to hear of this great loss to your family. We pray God's peace and love will flood your broken hearts to comfort you. We know that someday you will be together again and that right now he is being held in the arms of the One who loves him with a love that is greater than we could ever imagine. We pray you will feel God holding you too...

Vickie Frey Davis
   Posted Thu April 03, 2014
Condolences go out to his entire family & friends! May God be with you all & give you love,peace & comfort in knowing he is in a much better place! Prayers for you all!!!

Marjie Smith
   Posted Thu April 03, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Chance. May Christ be near to you all during this time together as family. Praying for strength and comfort for all.

candi thurman
   Posted Thu April 03, 2014
i`m so sorry for his loss he was a good friend and I miss him . I understand the pain ya`ll are going threw and I hope you will get better .

R.I.P CHANCE PATTERSON 2001 -2014 ......

Valerie Simmons
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014

Blooming Basket was sent by Mrs. Simmons.

To: Beth Patterson and family My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow and loss. Love you, Beth. Mrs. Simmons

Charle Martinez
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
May you rest in peace sweet boy. You are loved and will be dearly missed.

Rachel Rickards
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
I did not know Chance, but I have seen an outpouring of love for him from his classmates and friends on Instagram. He was clearly a wonderful boy who others cared for deeply. That speaks volumes about the person that he was. My heart breaks for all of the people mourning Chance's passing. You will all be in my prayers.

Molly Elliott & Jason O'Brien
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
Jason & I would like to send our condolences to family and friends during this most difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort. We are thinking of you and praying for you.
With love,
Ms. Elliott, SFJH

Heather Lane
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
To The Patterson Family:
Marishia, I just wanted to say I am so very sorry to read of the loss of your brother. From what I read he was saving your dad's life at the time. He was a hero and just remember that he is sitting with God now and is not suffering or in any pain. Sending love and prayers your way.

Heather Herrmann Lane

Michelle Van Essen
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss of such a smart, outgoing boy. I remember the day he started at Roy J. Wollam. He loved to read and wasn't afraid of a challenge. I always enjoyed seeing him at Band events with his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
May God Watch Over You,
Mrs. Van Essen

Stevie raye
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
I miss him so much bless beths heart

Connie Sheridan Davis
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
Tom, while talking to mother today she told me about what happened. Please know that I am praying for you and your family to find peace in your heart and comfort to your family. Chance is a child of God and now running and playing in the heavenly sunshine and visiting with our Savior my friend.

Donna Downs
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Blessings on your family through this difficult time. May God's arms enfold and comfort you.

breanna quintanilla
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014

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