Charlotte Black Patterson, 57, of Shawnee, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Charlotte Renee Black Patterson, 57, of Shawnee, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Charlotte was born Feb. 21, 1960, in Whiteville, North Carolina, to William Donald “Buddy” Black and Audrey Inman Black.

She was preceded in death by her father Buddy Black.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years John Harvey Patterson, children: Patrick Williamson, Learin Patterson, Devon Williams and husband Travis, and Paige Waszkewitz and husband Eric and grandchildren Colt and Kase Williams and Edith Waszkewitz, mother Audrey Inman Black and brother and sister-in-law Sammy and Angie Black and her rescue Yorkie Maddie Pippa.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, at Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Jimmy Gibson.

Charlotte attended Whiteville High School and graduated from Waccamaw Academy in 1978.

She graduated college from East Carolina University with a major in interior design. She was also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority where she served as president.

Charlotte owned a Hallmark and Bridal store in Whiteville, North Carolina, until she married John and moved to Shawnee, where she utilized her interior design experience at his architecture firm.

Charlotte really enjoyed being active in her community. She served on the Whiteville Chamber of Commerce, served as board president of Downtown Shawnee Inc from 1996-1998, where she helped coordinate and build the Shawnee Arts and Jazz Festival. She was the 1995 and 1997 Board Member of the Year for Downtown Shawnee. Charlotte enjoyed traveling, especially to tropical and beach locales. One of her favorite destinations was North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She always enjoyed watching her son play baseball and was so proud of her daughter when she became an EMT. We will always remember how much she loved being the life of the party and never missed a chance to wear her tiara.