Patricia Ann Jackson aka “Pattycake”, “Miss Pat”, passed away on Thursday morning, July 26, 2018 at the Morgan County Lifecare Center in Wartburg.
She received her BS Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee while teaching, taking care of her home, her husband and raising her three daughters. All the while, keeping up with her church activities at Middle Creek Baptist Church where she was a devoted member.
Mom was a master storyteller and a poet as well as an artist. She taught several grades in elementary school during her tenure at Coalfield School. Her last seven years were spent as art teacher. Miss Pat was dearly loved by her students for her kind and caring heart. She had a strong desire to teach, but also to care and nurture the kids she was allowed to spend each day with. She was busy at the school, always decorating for school functions such as proms, banquets and other activities. On holidays and summer breaks, our house was the place to be! She would let kids hang out and play, not worrying about a messy house, just so everyone had fun! She would be right in the middle of it! Mom had a heart of love and was the most humble person you could ever meet. She spent the last few years at the Lifecare Center where her art is displayed on a wall in the entryway. She loved everyone on staff and they loved her. They gave her the most amazing care and attention and we truly thank them for that!
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ora (Brown) Jackson;
Brother, Joseph Kesterson; Sister and Brother-in-law, Iva Dean and Gene French;
Father and Mother-in-law, Welch and Irene Jackson.
She is survived by her three daughters, Vickie McPeters and Husband, Rod of Nashville,
Rhonda Jackson of Coalfield, and Donna Bumbalough of Oliver Springs;
Grandchildren, Aaron Jones, Matt (Mitzi) Jones, Leslie (Darrell) Gignilliat, Whitney (Brian) Lewis, Lindsay Parks, Tallie Cullity and Chris (Sandra) Bumbalough, Lynora (Andrew) Tidwell, Lance (Jessica) McPeters;
Great-grandchildren, Brock and Maggie, Arthur and Kingston, Isai, Aylen and Gideon, Miles,
Loving friends, Don and Madge Jackson, Joann Wormsley, and many more wonderful friends, nieces, nephews, cousins.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2018 at Middle Creek Baptist Church, 6455 Knoxville Hwy., Oliver Springs, TN from 2-4:00 pm. The funeral service will begin at 4:00 pm. Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery, Coalfield.
To leave a note or to share a memory with Miss Pat’s family or to sign the guestbook, please go to jacksonfuneralservices.com.
Because of Miss Pat’s heart for children, in lieu of flowers, please bring a backpack full of school supplies to be given to local needy children.