Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quick Funeral Announcement

Chrissie's celebration of life will be held this Sunday, May 23 at 2:30pm at Hays Hills Baptist Church in Buda, Texas.

Viewing will be Saturday, May 22 from 3-5pm at Hays Hills Baptist Church.

We will have a live video stream of the funeral online so that everyone around the world who has prayed for Chrissie will be able to join in the celebration of her life. I will post the link when I know more.

We will be making this a royal celebration of our precious princess, so you are welcome to wear formal attire, but it is by no means a necessity to do so. We want this to be a cheerful celebration, so please wear any color you would like. No need for somber black mourning attire. This will be a royal party for our princess!

This message is sent to you via the blessing of Lorraine's cell phone. :-)


Katie said...

Chrissie is truly missed all around the world! I am glad to hear it will be a celebration for Princess Chrissie! Your family is in our prayers!

Renae said...

Can't wait to celebrate Princess Chrissie's life! Thank you for sharing such a private thing with our family here in Ohio:). Praying for an abundance of peace and love from the Father for your family!!

Anonymous said...

...Wishing that we could be there, but will certainly be with you in prayer. What a beautiful testament you have shared with us...your beautiful little Princess will live on in many of us forever, until we meet again.
The Zenich Family of Sisters Oregon

"Out of difficulties grow miracles"..Jean DeLaBruyere

"Be strong and not be discouraged, fot the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

joshua 1:9 NIV

StressedBlessed Mom in GA said...

I am sorry that I won't be able to celebrate Chrissie's life live with you. I will be going to another friend's husband's service, but know that as we celebrate his life, I will also be celebrating Chrissie's.
God's love and mercy to you all.

Shannon said...

Oh...I wish I lived close enough to come. We will be dressing up in our Princess best (6,4 and 2 year olds make it easy) to celebrate Miss Chrissie and the awesome light she was for Jesus. We will also be celebrating that she is with the One who makes her a real princess forever!!!!!!
Hugs & Prayers,

Josh, Candace and Cole said...

Please don't feel obligated to write back to my last comment (you have enough going on) - but in case you need it, my email address is

Josh, Candace and Cole said...

Hi Lorraine - Do you happen to know if the service will not only be live online but also recorded so people can watch it later? We will be traveling during the actually funeral time, and I so wish I could be a part of the online service. We are continuing to pray for your family during this time and ask that the Lord uses Chrissie's funeral to bring many people to HIM!

Emily's Blog said...

I will be at the funeral. Hays Hills is not but 10 min from my house. Is there anything that I can do to help? Meals or anything?

Amy said...

Oh how I wish I could be there at the celebration of Chrissie's precious life! I live in Spain and have been sharing about the amazing journey that Chrissie and your family have been on. I feel like I know all of you after following your blog for a few months now. All I can say is that God is TRULY AMAZING, He has shown His hand in so many ways through Chrissie. I too am very sad that she had to go, my heart aches for you and your family, but also rejoices because I can just see your beautiful daughter smiling, laughing and dancing with Jesus!! I pray you all experience the peace that passes all understanding in this difficult time. And thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing so much of yourself, your family, your heart on this blog -- it is a blessing beyond words!

Sherri said...

I sure I could be there for this wonderful celebration of life for Chrissie. Thanks for adding the video for us around the world!! God Bless that little Princess of yours.

Wendi Taylor said...

(((((((((( hugs )))))))))

Your princess has touched so many lives and is continuing to do so. She will always be remembered. Truly, God has done great and glorious things with her short life on this earth. We may not always understand the things that happen to us in this life, but we know through our faith that all things work together for God's glory. Chrissie's life is absolutely a testimony to that. Thank you for sharing her life and her story with us even amidst your own heartache.

Ruby said...

I haven't commented on your blog before. I followed a link from another blog to yours about three weeks ago, not long after your Princess's surgery. She bossed her heart so amazingly well. Her battle touched me in so many ways, her strength, your strength & faith.

I'm so sorry for your loss. There are simply no words to convey the depths of grief I know you are experiencing now. I too have lost a child, and I know how it shatters your heart.

I sobbed when I read your "I don't wanna" post.

My prayers are with you, your husband and children during this so difficult journey of loss and grief, and of celebration of Chrissie, the Serbian Sensation's life.

Anonymous said...

Patterson family,

Thank you very much for allowing me the privilege of attending Chrissie's funeral online. It was beautiful. I will continue to pray for your family and ask that God would heal your hurting hearts.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Chrissie's celebration with us here. It was beautiful! I was "there" from 3-4:15pm. I just wanted to say your strength is amazing. I could very much see the love you and your family has for Chrissie. I do not have children of my own, but my family has suffered great loss. My twin nephews (2 & 3 days old) passed away over 2 years ago, so I have seen the devastating effects the loss of a child can have on a family. Regardless of age or how long they've been a part of the family, it still hurts. Like you, we hold on to the hope that we will one day see them again. Your faith in God has made me want to take risks, and bring a child who is "unsaveable" into my family. Praying for peace for you now and always.

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