Khalif  Patterson
Khalif  Patterson
Khalif  Patterson
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Public Viewing

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Whites Mortuary LLC
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Worship Experience

11:00 am
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church
803 South Harvin Street
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Interment Service

Sand Hills Cemetery
Stuckey Town Road
Rembert , South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Khalif Bilial Patterson

Khalif Bilal Patterson was born July 25, 1980 in Newark, NJ to the late Valerie Denise Patterson and the late Kevin Keith McGriff.

Khalif was educated in the public schools of Newark, NJ and was a graduate of Malcolm X High School in Newark, NJ in 1999, while there he developed a love for bowling and football. Upon completion of high school, he attended Benedict College in Columbia, SC for two years.

Khalif endeavor in several different fields before he found his labor of love. He enjoyed driving big rigs anywhere and everywhere for the past several years, as he was pursuing his dreams to become an owner operator.

Khalif was a fun-loving person who spent most of his life sharing his humor, his laughter and his love with the people he encountered. He looked good and he knew it and had a style that was phenomenally his own.

Khalif was all about family and his infectious love was felt throughout ours. There are not enough words to express how deeply missed he will be and by so many. The song of his laughter is now a melody of love we will hear when we think of his smile.

Khalif was preceded in death by his parents, Valerie D. Patterson and Kevin K. McGriff; brother, Omar Patterson; sister, Katrice Gillespie-Sykes; grandparents, Josh and Delores Alston, Fred and Mattie McGriff; great grandmothers, Emma Hand and Louise Alston.

On March 12, 2019, a bright light in the lives of many was dimmed with the sudden passing of Khalif Bilal Patterson.

Khalif leave to cherish his memory six sisters, Marquitta Gillespie, Valerie Patterson, Mieka Gillespie, Keierra McGriff, Tynasia Harrison and Zahkeia Herring; four brothers, Kevin Gillespie, Marques McGriff, Frederick Harrison and Terelle Harrison; nine nephews, Kristopher Kirkland, Kahlel Kirkland, Elijah Fleming, Kevin Gillespie, Jr., Keith Gillespie, Kasim Sykes, Mason Green, Kameron McGriff and Konner Gillespie; nine nieces, Kiana Kirkland, Kamille Gillespie, Morgan Green, Vaniece Fleming, Kailey Gillespie, Katelyn Gillespie, McKenzie McGriff, Kha’Marionna Shannon and Kayla McGriff; four aunts, Helen (Jimmy) Stokes, Ebony Neal, Amina Judge and Darlene Drinkard; four uncles, Winthrop (Eather) McGriff, Abdul “Reese” Daniels, Matin Judge and Batin Judge; (aunts and uncles/surrogate parents, Michelle (Marlon) Fedd, Adrien (Tony) Evans, Josh (Linda) Alston and Andre (Melissa)Ramseur; step-mother, Rosie Gillespie; grandfather, Maurice Crowley; special companion, Shaniyah Reason; special auntie, (“His Christine” Hopkins); his brothers from another mother, Clarence Freeman, Raymond Freeman, Isaiah Ramseur, Bart Jordan, Rashiek Ellis, Lamar Davis, Rob Robinson, Joseph Sleoum, Daniel Penn and Damon Harrison and a host of other relatives and friends.


The family will be receiving friends at 7985 Camden Hwy Rembert, SC


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