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“Tommy, you and jessie are in our prayers each day. May God comfort you & yours in the loss of that beautiful soul and lady known as Hank. She is...Read More »
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“Dear Tommy and Jessica, I was so very sorry to hear of f Hank's passing. I loved and respected her as a very dear, close friend. I spent a lot of...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie Young - Minden, NV

“Tommy I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this sad time. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Bouchard - Hammond, LA

“Heaven gained another angel. Hank was a remarkable person. So full of life, joy, and compassion for all. She loved her family dearly. But most of...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Renee Massaro - Hammond, LA

“So very sorry for your loss my friend, a special lady ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Cooke - myrtle beach, SC

“Hank is the nicest most loving person that I have ever had the privilege of knowing, they just don't come along like this sweet heart everyday ! With...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Philip Monteleone - Hammond, LA

“Tommy & Jessica, I know there are no words to make Hank's loss any more bearable but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hank was...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Molero - Metairie, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Tommy and the family. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Colleen Scott - Sevierville, TN

“I worked with Hank for many years at GEICO. Hank was a great attorney and a wonderful friend. She loved God and her family. Her grandson was her...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Elaine Yetta - Covington, LA

“Tommy so sorry for your and your families loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Mrs. Patterson's passing. I hope you will be comforted by the outpouring of love...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Liv Taylor - Suwanee, GA, GA

“So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy. Love,Sue Royes gTbPzp ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Royes - LA - Friend

“We are so sad to hear of Hank's passing. Our prayers and sympathy go out to your family. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Pat Posey - Canton, GA

Hortence "Hank" Mena Patterson passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 surrounded by her family in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 72. She was born on Sunday, December 24, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Esperanza Garay Mena and the late Fidel Mena. She was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Hortence is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Tommy Patterson; daughter, Jessica Heddings and her husband Joshua; grandchild, Caleb Heddings; sister-in-law, Isabel Mena; nieces and nephews, Monica Saucedo, Fred Mena, Vickie Morgan Richards, Tracey Sadaway, and Todd Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fidel Mena; mother, Esperanza Garay Mena; and brother, Fred Mena.

Hank graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C. Hank practiced law in New Orleans for 35 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She had a deep abiding faith in Christ and was an encourager to those who knew her. She loved the Lord with all her heart and truly put her trust in Him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church of Hammond in the name of Hank Patterson.

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