Patricia Muhlhahn Bakersky Garrett, passed away with her children by her side on November 13, 2019 at the John M. Reed in Limestone, Tennessee.\n \nThe family will receive friends Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4-6pm at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. A Celebration of Life Service will follow visitation at 6PM in the funeral home chapel with her longtime friend, Reverend Jeannie Higgins officiating. Burial will follow at the Andrew Johnson Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside Raymond Bakersky.\n \nPat was born at Hackensack Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey to Joseph and Mary Flynn on August 17, 1939. She graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in 1957 where she was the head drum majorette. She married Lieutenant William Muhlhahn in April 1958 in Bergen County, New Jersey. Bill and Patricia had three beautiful children, William, Daniel, and Donna. After the couple divorced, she worked hard as a single mother in the early 1960’s. Patty 7, as she was known to her co-workers at the International House of Pancakes met a young lady, Betty, that would later set her up on a blind date with Raymond Bakersky. Mr. Bakersky invited Pat and her three small children on their first date, and it was at that moment that she knew he was the one. Raymond and Patricia married on July 5, 1969 in a double wedding with the grooms widowed father Peter and his second wife Eunice in Pennsylvania. The wedding reception lasted for three days. The couple went on to have one daughter, Lynn, after seven years of marriage. Raymond and Patricia lived in New Jersey until relocating to Greeneville, Tennessee in June of 1986. Patricia was a caregiver, both personally and professionally. Pat was at her best when caring for others. She was a medical assistant and had dreams of becoming a nurse. Pat always put her family first and decided to forego her degree but continued to care for others in every way that she could. Raymond Bakersky died in 2001 and after many years as a widow she met and married Leslie Garrett of Columbia, South Carolina. The couple traveled and enjoyed life until he was diagnosed with Alzheimers and later passed away in 2015. She was involved in various civic and community groups but especially loved her service with friends in the Ladies Beacon Light Sunday School class at Trinity United Methodist Church. Patricia was of the Methodist Faith and attended both Trinity UMC as well as Asbury United Methodist Church as long as her health allowed. Unfortunately, Pat was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2015. She found her new home at Brookdale of Greeneville and she considered the staff there her family and they meant the world to Pat. Particularly, Mr. Shane Jones who made her smile each and every day as well as many other staff members at Brookdale. Even throughout the progression of this horrible disease she led Bible studies with the residents and was often found sitting with patients and helping to take care of their needs. Once Patricia progressed in this disease, she moved to the Memory Care Unit at the John Reed Center in Limestone where she met and loved an amazing staff that carried her until her final days.\n \nPatricia is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Flynn, her late husband’s William Muhlhahn, Raymond Bakersky and Leslie Garrett. A daughter Donna Muhlhahn, and a grandson Cameron Homuth.\n \nPat is survived by sons Bill Muhlhahn and his wife Kema Muhlhahn, Dan and Connie Muhlhahn, and daughter Lynn Broyles and her husband Andy. Grandchildren, Lauren Homuth, Tiffany and Michael Barnes, Daniel and Michelle Muhlhahn, Lindsey and Bryan Susong, Chelsea and Matt Scoffone, Wesley King, Ben Lamb, Jake Broyles, Lana Broyles, Ella Broyles, and Cole Broyles. Her great-grandchildren Aidan Bender, Jameson Barnes, and Kruze and Kix Cutshaw. As well as many very special nieces and nephews and their families. \n \nHonorary Pallbearers will be her loving family, her friends at both Brookdale and the John M. Reed Center.\n \nIn lieu of flowers please make donations to either the Alzheimer’s Association, John M. Reed Center, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.\nThe family of Patricia wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff and nurses at Brookdale Assisted Living and the John M. Reed Center. The love and care that she received will not be forgotten. As well as the hospice team at Caris Hospice.\n \n \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nPatricia Ann Garrett, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.