Frances G. Patterson Best, 78, departed this earthly life at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont early in the morning, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Frances was born in Port Arthur, Texas on January 16, 1935 to the late Paul, Sr. and Mary Anderson Patterson.

Funeral services were held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with her son, Steven Best and Rev. Patrick Hunter officiating. Interment followed at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. A visitation was held on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frances is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Lester Gipson Best. She is survived by her sons, Steven Best and his wife, Rhonda and Kelvin Best; her daughter, Patti Burton and her husband, Gene; along with her grandchildren, Rachel, Abbey, Caleb, Joshua, Daniel, Nathan, Hannah, Marianna, Amy and her husband Nick, Stacey and her husband Chris, Carrie, Mandi and her husband Jon, Kandice and her husband Rudy, and Kaci; along with her great-grandchildren, Faith, Grace, Hope, Carly, and Mason who is arriving in a few weeks. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Patterson, Jr. of Abilene.

Frances led a life of continual self-sacrifice for family and friends. She had a deep love for her Savior and served Jesus all of her life. She raised her children with her husband, making a wonderful home where peace, happiness, and tranquility reigned; teaching love for family, God, and others. Even during her illness and pain, she never complained and was more concerned about her family than herself. Frances will be deeply missed by her family and was such a joy every time they were around her.

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