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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
Mary Givens

Mary Givens (Patterson)

Saturday, May 7th, 1949 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Mary Eloise Givens (Little Mama) was born to Reverend James A. Patterson, Sr. and Jessie Mae Patterson (both deceased) on May 7, 1949. Mary was the third of eleven children. Mary was educated in the Public School system in Cheraw, S.C., attending Long’s High School.

She later moved to Boston, MA., with her Grandfather Bishop Franklin E. Williams and joined in Holy Matrimony with James Givens. Mary left to grow and cherish her love through five children, Jessie Patterson, Amenia Givens, Jamie Givens, Tonya Givens and Marri Givens. All of Boston Massachusetts. Her beloved step daughters, Kayette Young, Jumeesha Young and Louise Givens. A host of grandchildren, Aaron, Jovonne, Tony, Abimael, Dana, Kanei, Tianna, Jana, Shanei and Shanna. She leaves 16 great grandchildren.

She leaves also, two sisters, Apostle Janie Cole, (Pastor Cornelius) of Philadelphia, PA., Deborah Patterson of Arizona. Four brothers, James Patterson, Jr. (Deborah Patterson) Cheraw, S. C., Frank Patterson (Gulay) of Arizona, Rev. Ronnie Patterson (Constance) of Maryland, and David Patterson of California.

Her deceased siblings are Louise Patterson and Dorothy Parker of New-Bern, N. C., Rev. Dorothy Smith of Washington, D. C., Norman Patterson (Evelyn). Mary also leaves a hosts of nephews, nieces and cousins. We extend a very special thank you to Diane Young. We Love you and thank you.

A Wake will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Riley-Antoine Funeral Home 171 Humboldt Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121

There will also be A Viewing on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at Morning Star Baptist Church 1257 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126

Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
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  • First Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    Address
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Morning Star Baptist Church
    Address
    1257 Blue Hill Ave.
    MATTAPAN, MA
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  • Service

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Morning Star Baptist Church
    Address
    1257 Blue Hill Ave.
    MATTAPAN, MA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Address
    355 Walk Hill Street
    MATTAPAN, MA
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Posted at 06:40pm
May the family of Mary Givens (Patterson) please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find peace and comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.
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Linda M

Posted at 12:35pm
I wish to express my condolences in the death of your loved one. The Bible at Acts 24:15 promises a resurrection of our loved ones and death will be no more. Revelation 21:3 & 4. What a wonderful hope we can look forward to. Psalm 36:9 tells us that God is the source of life. I hope that these words from the Bible will bring you comfort at this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.
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KD

Posted at 12:35pm
My condolences to the family. May God’s promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope during this difficult time. John 5:28, 29.
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A. Pettiford Casey

Posted at 12:32pm
My condolence to the family & friends of Mary Givens. It is obvious from the kind words that Mrs. Givens will be fondly remembered. As you cherish the many memories, reflect on the time when sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) A promise our loving God Jehovah has made & Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word, the thoughts & prayers of others, comfort & strengthen you each day, as we await the fulfillment of his promises! (Joshua 23:14)
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