Feb. 17, 2024
11 a.m.



Sara Wall Patton of Greensboro passed away after an extended battle with breast cancer on February 7, 2024. She grew up in Greensboro on old Lake Brandt Road in a home filled with her parents, brothers, sisters and even grandparents at times but always lots of love. There was a little bridge over the train track back then. She and her sisters would listen at night for the whistle as the train passed by.

Sara was the daughter of Thomas Harold Wall and Kate Evelyn McCuiston. Her mother, Kate, was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In June of 1952, Sara married Charles Frederick Patton and lived in Morganton, North Carolina for the remainder of her married life. Sara and Fred had two children, Sandy Patton Rudolf and Fred Patton Jr. and his wife Jennifer. They enjoyed a large extended family with Sara having four brothers and three sisters and Fred having three brothers and four sisters. There were always many children playing around the Patton Homeplace. These children loved their “Aunt Sara” and she indeed loved them.

Sara had four grandchildren. Mary of Greensboro, Agusta (Nick) of Maplewood, NJ, Andrew (Kimberly) of Austin, Texas and Christian (Jean) of Morganton, NC. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her life and her love. In recent years the highlight of her day would be a picture of her great grandbaby boys, Patton and Rory.

Sara spent her entire life taking care of others. She loved and cared for everyone she met. She was kind, generous and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She is predeceased by her parents, Hal and Kate, brothers Robert, Jack, Don and Frank and her sister, Betty Moore. Left to mourn are her two sisters, Evelyn Henly-Patrick and Kathryn Mims and their families who were so very special to her.

Sandy and Fred would like to thank Hospice of the Piedmont for their services and especially Dr Feng who loved and cared for her the last six years. A special thank you to all the friends, neighbors, and everyone who made her life happier particularly in the last two weeks.

Funeral Services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church of Greensboro on Saturday, February 17th at 11:00 AM with Visitation following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Grace United Methodist Church of Greensboro or Hospice of the Piedmont in her memory.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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—Jim Tallent
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Sara has been my next door neighbor for 24 years. A better neighbor you could not ask for. I will always miss her smiling face and her serious concern for my well being, Her family has become a part of mine. She will forever be remembered fondly by me...

—Michael James

Sara was the most generous, caring and loving person I’ve ever known and I loved her dearly❤️🙏

—Peggy Levesque
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Mrs.sara you will truly be missed by my family and me to the family heaven has gained a wonderful angel that h as brought joy to alot of people she will be missed my condolences to you.

—Sharisse revels

Sandy and Freddy and families! We loved aunt Sara and have such wonderful memories of our childhood! Our love and deepest sympathies. Jennifer, Bill, and Aunt Judy

—Jennifer Patton Crawford
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I have many fond memories of Sara. I am Lynn’s good friend from Mississippi and I had the opportunity to get to know all of the “aunts” Sara was always so cute and fun and such a wonderful sister. They all made me laugh and I so enjoyed watching them interact with one another. Such a close knit family! I am beyond thankful I got to share in their lives through Lynn. My sincerest condolences to all of you. I’ll be holding you all close in prayer as you celebrate a life well lived.

—Lanny Kennedy

I have wonderful memories of my Aunt Sara especially when I was younger and would spend a couple of summer weeks with she and Fred in Morganton. Our family will always share loving memories of the gatherings at Nanny and Papas, “Board of the Aunts” Christmas get togethers each year at Evelyn’s, our home or at the Community house at Sara’s Townhome development. She was so close to her sisters: we always said they were “joined at the hip” and they talked several times a day. She was so loved by us all and in return, she loved us back extravagantly. I’ll miss her so much.

—Lynn Moore Gordon
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Sarah was a wonderful neighbor and was quick to reach out to me to bring tea or sandwiches to me. Condolences to her family. May your precious memories give you comfort. God bless you all.

—Barbara Goff