Today we pause in humble submission to the will of our Father in heaven, who in his perfect timing, has called home to eternity one of his own, Harold Patton, Jr. Harold’s early journey began February 22, 1969 in Lafayette, LA to Clora Ann Barnett and Harold Patton, Sr. He was the youngest of three children.
Harold accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age in Shreveport, LA. He received his formal education from Shreveport and Many, Louisiana Unified School Districts, and graduated from Many High School in 1987. He furthered his education at Grambling State University, the Alma Mater of his mother’s. After attending Grambling, Harold relocated to San Diego, CA to live near his father.
Harold worked various jobs in San Diego County from ARC, San Diego Airport, and Na-Com Communication before finding a job that he truly enjoyed. In 2009 he worked as a truck driver for a number of trucking and logistics companies until he found the one company that he enjoyed working for, Blue Lighting Logistics Co., which he worked for until his passing.
In 1994 he met his soulmate Regina Jackson. The two were united in Holy Matrimony in 1995 and were blessed with a union lasting twenty- four years. Harold was a loyal friend, a faithful husband, and a proud father. He couldn’t be prouder, or happier with his sons. He loved to barbecue, cook gumbo. He was just a humorous, generous, and kind man who loved the Lord, his family, and friends.
In 2015 Harold rededicated his life to Christ and joined Greater Life Baptist Church under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Cedric Manley. He also worshipped under the leadership of Interim Pastor Michael Jackson, Elder John Loyd, and Pastor Nate Stewart. He particularly enjoyed fellow-shipping with the Man Cave every Saturday that he was home.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Harold was called from his earthly labor to eternal rest. Although Harold physical body is gone, he is still with us and will live in our hearts and minds forever. We are all God’s children; some of us are loaned out for a little longer than others. Only God knows when He is ready for us. So let us celebrate all the good times and the memories we shared during the time Harold was with us.
Preceding him in death were parents; grandparents Essie Bell and Edward Barrett; and aunt Connie White.
Harold leaves to cherish his wonderful memories; wife Regina Jackson-Patton; three sons Jamorrius Hollins of Natchitoches, LA, Keion Patton, and KaJahn Patton of San Diego, CA; brother Warren Smith (Tanya) Many, LA; sister Cyd Texada (Ricky) of Texas; aunts Clara Bell White of Atlanta, GA, Edwina Thomas (Lamar) of Fisher, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends who will mourn his homegoing, yet celebrate his life.