History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Opening in the spring of 2008 Living Waters Funeral Home is one of South Carolina’s finest and newest funeral service facilities. We are located between Greenville and Spartanburg on Hwy 29 convenient to the Upstate’s major population centers. We are easily accessible by personal visit, telephone or this website and prepared to serve the needs of our community. Mark and Paula Patterson’s dedication and devotion to family, friends and church is now extended to the greater community. Living Waters will never be considered merely a business venture, but a place of remembrance and hope where lives are celebrated and personal relationships are strengthened. Our experienced and compassionate staff is available to assist families during their time of loss.

Our Valued Staff

Mark  Patterson

Mark Patterson, Owner and Funeral Director

Mark Patterson, owner and housing developer, went to Byrnes High School and graduated in 1981. He entered the University of Georgia in 1981 and graduated with a BSA in 1985. While at UGA he lettered in football as a punter. He married Paula Daves July 6, 1985. Mark went into business with his father Ray Patterson where he learned construction and then started developing land and subdivisions in 1994. From 1994 to the present he has owned several businesses including Pat’s Corners, Pat’s Storage, Stars Sports Academy, M&P Enterprises of Lyman, LLC, Patterson Developers of Lyman, Inc., and Living Waters of Wellford, Inc. Mark started construction of Living Waters Funeral Home and Crematory in November of 2007 which opened in April 2008. He has been involved in church as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. For the past 20 years he has been involved in missions and has travelled all over the world with Carpenters for Christ and Lifeline Faith Ministries. For 2 years Mark felt the Lord was inspiring him to build a funeral home. Through much prayer and planning the Lord blessed and he was able to obtain the property at 529 Spartanburg Highway South where Living Waters Funeral Home and Crematory is now operating. Mark’s goal and heart’s desire is to be able to help people when they are going through some of their toughest times; to be the servant God has called him to be. Mark writes, “We are here to help and to share the love of Jesus any way we can.”

Paula Daves Patterson

Paula Daves Patterson, Owner and Funeral Director

Paula Patterson, owner, manager, pre-need specialist and CCO is a graduate of the Funeral Service Program at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC. A former teacher, Paula is also a graduate of the University of Georgia. Paula and Mark have six children; Amber, Chelsea, Kaleb, Jessica, Kayden, and Luis; and one granddaughter, Analyse Joy. Paula’s hobbies include reading and photography. She and Mark stay active in their church and community.

Heather L Stache

Heather L Stache, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer