(Due to Covid-19 concerns, all who attend the Funeral Services are REQUIRED to wear a face mask and practice social distancing)
Jabril Omari Lee Patterson affectionately known as “Bril” entered into eternal rest on November 26, 2021 at Mission Hospital. He was born in Charlotte, NC to Marquita Taylor and the late Patrick (PJ) Rice, Jr. He was raised in Asheville by his grandmother Darlene Carter.
Jabril was an 8th grade student at Valley Springs Middle School. To his family he was a shy, humble and a respectful young man, who was often referred to as “uncle grandpaw” because he would not move fast for no one. To his gang and gamer crew he was a trash talking, yelling at the top of his lungs, dancing around the room and telling jokes person. And to his best friend/cousins Ja’ryn Darity and Kayden Williams he was the “put the plan in motion,” “I got us a ride” and “y’all can spend the night," young man.
Jabril was preceded in death by his father Patrick (PJ) Rice, Jr., grandfather Walter Hill, great grandparents Willie and Dorothy Carter, Dorothea Rice and Sallie Mae Rice.
Left to cherish his memory is his mom Marquita Taylor (Travis James), sisters Aionna Hyatt, I’anya Rice, and Melody Sarratt, grandparents Darlene Carter, Darlene and Jerome Penland, and Patrick Rice, Sr., great grandparents Annabell and Joe Taylor, and Marie Hill, uncles David Carter, Joe Taylor, Jr., Eric Hill (Tracey), Michael Hill, Steven Hill (Pamela), Walter Hill, and Shakel Hill, aunts Ebony Thompson, Nakisha Taylor, Tykisha Leach, Carolyn Maples (Willie), Jackie Chambers, Teresa Tolbert (Ricky), Ebony Grimsley, Shakita Hill, Cynthia Drane, Tawana Rice, Lawana Rice and a host of cousins, family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service for Jabril Omari Lee Patterson will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 3pm at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church located at 100 Carroll Ave. in Asheville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. He will be laid to rest on Sunday, December 5th at 10am at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery located at 67 St. John Road in Fletcher, NC. The funeral will be live streamed on Avery’s Memorial Chapel's Facebook page.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Jabril Omari Lee Patterson, please visit our floral store.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Jabril