Wilford Wallace Patterson, III

January 22, 1981 - April 5, 2021
Wilford Wallace Patterson, III

Wilford Wallace Patterson III, “Little Wally”, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2021 at his home in Wilmington, NC.

Wally was born on January 22, 1981 to Wilford (Wally) Patterson Jr. and Janet Lovitt.

In addition to his parents, Wally is survived by his stepmother, Jennifer Patterson, and two sons, Wallace Patterson of Orlando, FL and Jordan Patterson of Leland, NC. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, and cousins from both the Lovitt and Patterson families.

Wally was passionate about automotive repair, fishing, laughing, and telling jokes. He had a great heart and will be truly missed by all that knew him.

A visitation will be Monday, April 12, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403.
Burial will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Wilmington, NC.

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  • April 10, 2021
    Brayton Oakes says:
    Wally was part of our crew in highschool. He was a good dude. Funny, generous, good hearted. I'm glad he was part of my life. R.I.P. Wally

  • July 13, 2021
    Corinne says:
    17 years later I’ll never be able to meet you like I wanted. I just don’t understand life sometimes. I’ve waited all this time to turn 18 so I could finally be able to see you but I’ll never have the chance to do that. I can’t believe you never wanted to to except me as your own and I’ve had to live with a missing piece in my heart of why my own dad didn’t want me. I hope you can at least watch over me and see the great person I am since we never got to physically meet.

  • April 19, 2021
    Renea Harrelson Walker says:
    Janet my heart is heavy for you as I read the passing of your son. In months to come I hope you can overcome the grief and cherish the memories you have of being his Mom.

  • April 13, 2021
    Barbara Griffin says:
    Wally I’m so sorry hearing about Little Wally .I hope you are doing ok My thoughts and prayers are with you I have heard good things about him.I know he is with your mama and you know she will take good care of him.l love you very much and may God always be with you.Your Cousin Barbara

  • April 12, 2021
    Billie Edwards says:
    Wally has always been such a free spirited person! Always had a smile on his face as he would work on cars and joking with the guys....fly high baby no more pain. You will be truly missed by family and friends!!