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Bobbie Patillo

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Bobbie Patillo

In Loving Memory of

January 8, 1938 – December 25, 2022

Services – January 10, 2023 Ebenezer Baptist Church Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Interment: Clearview Cemetery Bobbie (Clark) Patillo was born January 8, 1938, to Elvia Reynolds and Brady Clark in Clearview, Oklahoma. She was the eldest of six.

Bobbie attended Clearview High school. During her high school yeas, Bobbie did not have time for school activities because she had to help with home duties and watch her younger brothers and sisters, while her mother worked outside the home. When there was time to relax and play, Bobbie preferred to stay indoors reading and watching TV, rather than playing outside with her siblings or friends.

In 1955, Bobbie met and married Jack Davis. To this union a daughter was born, Valerie. She later met Willie Mapp, in this relationship she had a son, Michael.

In 1959, Bobbie moved to Chicago with her Aunt Louise (Shug) Lowe, where she then attended nursing school and in 1960, she met and married Abbie (Al) Patillo. Within a couple of years, their son Antoine was born. Her nursing degree landed her employment with various hospitals, which include Michael Reese Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

Bobbie joined New Revelation Baptist Church in Chicago where she and her son were baptized together. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and an Eastern Star. Living on Chicago’s tough southside, she learned how to best navigate life and nurture her children. She would prepare her husband Al’s lunch for him every day before he went to work. Often, she would even prepare lunches for her brothers Joe and Pumpkin.

After working for local hospitals around the community, Bobbie began private nursing. She cared for several families for over twenty years until her health began to fail. She soon embarked upon a new role that she mastered. She supported her brother Joe in raising his newborn daughter, Helen Denise Clark “Little Bit” for seven years.

Bobbie loved watching football. Her favorite NFL teams were the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. She also enjoyed watching college football and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines.

Bobbie would come home to Oklahoma every year to visit, and any time in between, if her mother needed her. When she came, her nieces, Angela, Emerald and Lacey, and nephews, Gregory, Kelvin and Trey, knew to be on their best behavior, because they knew Aunt Bobbie didn’t play around.

Preceding Bobbie in death are her grandparents Delphie Chief and Joe Reynolds, her mother, Elvia (Reynolds) Bush, her father, Brady Clark, her infant son Deno, her daughter Valerie Clark, her son Michael Frazier, her brothers Joe Clark and Oliver French, her sisters JoAnn Mitchell, Almeda Clark, and Essie Mae Clark Drake, and her nephew Kelvin Bush.

Bobbie leaves to cherish her memory her husband Abbie “Al” Patillo, her son, Antonie “Tony” Patillo, her loving siter Helen (Peter) Bush of Clearview, her brother Rueben “Pumpkin” (Gwen) Clark of Springfield, her brother-in-law, Joe Mitchell of St. Louis, her grand children Antonie (Patillo) Nash, and Stephanie (Patillo) Nash, her nieces Angela (Derrick) Scobey of OKC and Helen Clark of Spring- field, her nephew Gregory Bush of OKC, her step-grandchildren Quentyn Jackson, Trenton Jackson, and Lashano Hubbard, her step-daughters Ranita (George) Randolph of Zion, Il. And Brenda (Joyce) Lovelace of Chicago, IL, her step-granddaughter Ranita (Deynal) Railey, of Columbus, GA, her step-grandson Willie (Tia) Russell of Wisconsin, her step-great grandchildren Tahj Varnell, True Fisher, Taraji Varnell and Willian Russell.