Norma Jean Patterson, age 81, of the Midway community, passed away December 17, 2020. Norma loved all things Dolly Parton, including Dollywood. She loved the Vols, but especially the Lady Vols. She was a wonderful mother and grandma. She never missed any of her family’s sporting events and was always the biggest fan. She retired from ORAU in 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents: Inmon and Mattie McPeters; brother: Roy McPeters; sisters: Fee Hendrix and Opal McKinney; granddaughter: Taylor Lankford; and son-in-law: Michael J. Bonfini. She is survived by her husband of 59 years: Jerry Patterson; son: Terry Patterson (Cindy); daughters: Rhonda Bonfini and Marilyn Rich (Dami); grandchildren: Ashley Demerchant (Aaron), Alex Rich (Olivia), Rachel Conaty (Michael), Michael Bonfini, and Nick Bonfini (Blair); great-grandchildren: Kylie, Jameson, Harper, and Michael; brothers: Dick McPeters and David McPeters; sisters: Evelyn Irving (Jim), Carolyn Russell (George), Marion Byrge, Judy Anderson (Lamar), Reta Moore (Ken), and Donna Crisp; sisters-in-law: Sue Kelly and Freda Ramey; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service will be held at noon Monday, December 21, 2020 at Midway Church of God Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Pat Summit Foundation. Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston is serving the Patterson family.