SIKESTON - Antonio Dewayne Patterson, 16, died July 4, 2007, at his home.
Born May 23, 1991, in Sikeston, son of Juanita Patterson of Sikeston and Tony Neal of Milwaukee, he was a ninth-grader in the Sikeston Public Schools and had recently received awards in English and social studies. He was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Sikeston where he was the church musician and a member of the Youth Ministries.
In addition to his parents, survivors include: his maternal grandmother, with whom he resided, Beatrice Patterson of Sikeston; maternal grandfather, Albert Patterson II of Sikeston; one brother, Demetrius Patterson of Sikeston; two sisters, Takanna Patterson and Larisha Patterson of Sikeston; paternal grandfather, Eugene Neal of Sikeston; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Monday at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Byron Jordan will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.