Estella Patton

Jun 25, 1956 - Mar 31, 2014



Estella Patton was born to Willie James and Mable Craft on June 25, 1956. She was a graduate of Oakland High School Class of 1974.
She was baptized into Christ at the age of 11 under the leadership of J.C. Stinnett at the 25th Street Church of Christ in Oakland, CA.
She met and married Gregory Paul Patton. They were married for 33 years until his death.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and playing bingo. She met many of her friends while playing bingo! She loved football. Her favorite football team was the San Francisco 49ers with whom she shared a love for with the entire family. She loved music, dancing, fishing and camping. One of her favorite songs was sung by Ruben Studdard, Flying without Wings, which we are sure she is doing right now.
Estella, crossed over into eternal life on March 31, 2014 at the age of 57. No matter what happens in this world, she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mable Craft. Father, Willie James Craft. Sisters, Wilma Jean Stephney and Joyce Ann Holmes. Husband, Gregory Paul Patton.
She leaves to cherish her memory 1 Sister, Lorrayne Hightower, 3 daughters, Sunsarae Jackson , Wahleeah Patton, and Tamara Weiss. 2 Son-In-Laws, Eric Jackson and Christopher Weiss Sr. 5 grandchildren, Na’Jea Goward, La Nesha Patton, Nakaiyah Patton, Christopher Weiss Jr, and Caiden Weiss. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Note From the Family:
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone for the love and support you have shown to our family. You will never know how much it means to us.



  • Sunsarae J. says:

    I know you’re flying without wings now. No matter what the trials, I will always love you.

  • Sunsarae J says:

    Mom, we got a gift from you this year. Thank you. We were out in Safeway this past weekend and your song came on. I told the girls, Nana is saying Hi and I almost broke down. Just know that no matter our differences, you are my mom and I will love you forever.

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