Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Grenata Patterson-Whitson?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Grenata's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
September 14, 1965 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
1 Tree, Flower, or Condolence has been shared with support of Grenata's family - View on Tribute Wall
Grenata Patterson Whitson of Greenfield, TN passed away in the early morning of
Christmas Eve. She was surrounded by her family and went peacefully.
Grenata was an accomplished nurse with over 20 years in the field. She earned her
nursing degree from TCAT in Paris, TN, and was a junior at Bethal University where she was
studying criminal justice. Grenata was also a notable writer. She had an article published in
Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1980’s and had written a number of poems that had been
published as well.
Although her career accomplishments are impressive, she would much rather be
remembered for her career as a Christian, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend.
She loved unconditionally, cared deeply, mothered perfectly, prayed passionately, and cheered
for the Cowboys unapologetically. People are all unique in their own way, but there will most
certainly be only one Grenata.
She is preceded in death by her father Phillip Patterson, and mother Thelma Patterson
of Bradford, TN. She is survived by her husband Donnie Whitson, son Caleb Patterson, daughter
Cathleen Whitson, and brother Phil Patterson.
She will have an intimate graveside funeral at the Bradford Cemetery. The date of her
service will be released by her family in the coming days.