Jimmy Patterson was 76 when he passed away on June 6th 2013. He served on the NSU Athletic Association Board of Directors and was a key in many endeavors on behalf of NSU and its athletic program for many years.

Jimmy Patterson was a long-time business and civic leader in the Shreveport area. Patterson was President of Siblings Financial, LLC. He was the founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of the Patterson Insurance Group. Patterson has been the recipient of numerous professional and service awards. A respected member of the insurance industry, Patterson has served on several prestigious insurance regulatory boards.