Current Brownwood resident, Dorothy “Dot” L. Patterson-Gaskin, 98, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Brownwood.

She was married to Morris “Pat” Patterson (pre-deceased) for many years and later married to J. Clarence Gaskin (pre-deceased) of Anacoco, Louisiana for many years. Dot was a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. She was a former and longtime member of East Leesville Baptist Church in Leesville, Louisiana and a former member of Cooper Baptist Church in Pickering, Louisiana.

Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Lucille Adams; brother, Kenneth Adams; sister, Beverly Mitchell; her husbands, Morris “Pat” Patterson and Clarence Gaskin; her daughter, Mary Nell Patterson; and her son, Donald Patterson.

Dot is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jan Patterson of Brownwood; sister, Bonnie Bruce; “adopted” son, Larry Gaskin and wife Frances; “adopted” daughters, Margie McInnis and husband Garland, Sue Simms and husband Jack; grandson, Steven Patterson and wife Mitzi; granddaughter, Michele Patterson; “adopted” grandson, Andrew Simms and wife Kim; “adopted” granddaughters, Paula Bridges and husband Everett, Susanne Shirley, Shaunda McInnis, Stephanie Richardson and husband John, and Molly Govener. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren, other relatives, and a multitude of friends.

Family and friend’s visitation gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville, Louisiana. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, Louisiana with Bro. Gil Arthur officiating. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville, Louisiana.

Dot requested in lieu of flowers, make a donation to the church of your choice. Online condolences are welcome at

Local arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Local condolences are welcome at