Ms. Delois “Lois” Patterson age 56 of Alexandria, VA, who passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Inova -Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA.  She was born on the 25th day of July 1964 in Welch, WV to her very proud parents, Clinton O’Daniel Sr. and Lillie Mae (Garrett)  Patterson who lived in Big Sandy, WV.  Delois was a graduate of Mount View High School in Welch and continued her education at West Virginia State University with a B. A. Degree in Psychology.  Upon completion of the ROTC Program, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, subsequently earning the rank of Captain.  Additionally, she earned her Master’s Degree at Johns Hopkins University in Organizational Counseling.  During her career, Delois held various positions from Program Manager to Independent Consultant.  She was a devout Christian and a devoted member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Arlington, VA where she tremendously enjoyed working as the Director of the Single’s Ministry.  In her childhood, she attended Beulah Baptist Church in Big Sandy.  She loved traveling and one of her greatest joys was expressing herself through her poetry.  As a result, she is a published author and her book release signing, “As I Heal – Walking Through The Grief,” was one of the highlights of her life.  Delois shared a very special relationship with her stepson, Chris Johnson, who she adored.  She was the youngest of seven children and was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton Sr. and Lillie Patterson and one brother, Clinton Patterson Jr.  She is survived by her sisters:  Creola (Craig) Griffin of NC, Pearlie (Raymond) Campbell of  FL, Rebecca Patterson of NY, Elaine (Keith) Sweitzer of NY and brother, Clayton Patterson of WV; a host of nephews and nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.  “Lois” will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the Life in your Years. – Abraham Lincoln.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 6605 New Hope Road, Bluewell, WV, with the Reverend George Masterson officiating.  Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, where Military Rites will be conducted by the WV Honor Guard.  .  Family and friends will serve as both pallbearers and flower bearers.  A Revolving Visitation will be held at the Chapel at 10:30 a.m.  Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch (to leave online condolences:  Social distancing and wearing of masks will be observed.