- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Beatrice Stevenson Patillo, a former employee of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, died March 30, 2015, at her home in North Carolina. She was 71.

A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she moved with her family to Washington, D.C., and graduated from Eastern High School and Howard University. After retiring from the DCRA, “Bea,” as she was affectionately known, returned to North Carolina and became an active member of Holland Chapel AME Zion Church in Apex.

Her daughter, Lisa Ann Wallace, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Patillo leaves her husband, William Patillo Sr.; her mother, Asalay Rhodes Cooke of Washington, D.C.; a son, Wendell Wallace of Maryland; and an aunt, Sally Stevenson Pendergraph of Chapel Hill. She also leaves sisters deLois Stevenson Nicholas, Patricia Stevenson Nathan, Lula Marie Stevenson, Jacqueline Stevenson Braswell, Clydena Stevenson Ayers and Asalay “Tina” Smith, and a brother, Clyde Wilbur Stevenson Jr.

She also had several nieces and nephews, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-nieces and -nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at Faith Temple Baptist Church, 7 East Hawthorne Drive, LaPlata, Maryland, 20646. Burial will follow at noon at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Ave., Suitland, Maryland, 20746.

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