Jessy Wayne Patterson

June 9, 1970 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 50)

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SALTILLO – Jessy Wayne Patterson passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, surrounded by family and friends and waiting on the Braves to beat the Red Sox. Jessy was born on June 9, 1970. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1989 and went to ICC. A patriotic American, he went on to serve in the military in the Marine Reserves. He married his wife and best friend, Gena, on January 19, 2004. Jessy, known by family and friends as Pop, was a professional licensed real estate appraiser self-employed at Patterson Appraisal. His services were highly sought by the public and he established a stellar reputation for his honesty and dependability. Jessy had a passion for softball. He spent many weekends on a field with his team, Big Daddy’s. His teammates became some of his best friends and all his teammates and fans loved him greatly.  They will never forget his fun loving, goofy personality, and undying love and kind heartedness for them. His favorite activities consisted of listening to music, riding ATVs, and just sitting around with friends and sharing his useless knowledge. Movies like “Step it Up” are rumored to be based off his break dancing skills from his earlier years on Bogan Drive.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 4 PM today (Friday, May 28, 2021) at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Ronald Pannell officiating.  Visitation will be from 2 PM to service time Friday only at Holland, which is honored to be serving their friends. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at 4 PM via livestream at, where it will be archived.

He is survived by his wife, Gena; step-son Haze Russell (Mallory); his mother, Margie Herndon, and father, Jerry Patterson (Pat); step-sisters, Tennile Hubbard (Brian), and Lori Moses (Jason); and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by dear friends, Keith Holley and Kevin Herring, and his step-father, John Herndon.

Condolences may be posted on his memorial page at

Memorials in Jessy’s honor may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801.

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