Patricia Lou Hunt Jernigan

Patricia Lou Hunt Jernigan

Patricia Lou Hunt Jernigan, age 79, passed peacefully from this life Monday, December 31, 2012 surrounded by family. She was born October 3, 1933 in Nashville, TN.

A celebration to commemorate Patricia's life of service and caring for others will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at Jordonia Methodist Church, 4225 Cato Road, Nashville, TN 37218. Visitation with friends and family starts at 12:30 p.m., and again immediately following service.

A resident of Murfreesboro, TN for 40 years, Patricia was a loving daughter, sister and mother. A dedicated registered nurse, her notable nursing career began at Baptist Hospital in Nashville and continued for more than 29 years at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. Her service to others continued into retirement as a volunteer at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Joseph and Emily Drake Hunt; and her sister, Joanne Steakley.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Gaard Egeland) Jernigan of Houston, TX; four brothers, Robert A. Hunt of Nashville, Dr. David D. Hunt of Saratoga, CA, Joseph E. Hunt of Chapel Hill, NC and Gary F. Hunt of Nashville.

Published in The Daily News Journal from Jan. 12 to Jan. 18, 2013