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Patricia "Tricia" Fine Patrick

12 April, 19496 January, 2021

Patricia Fine Patrick, age 71, of Knoxville, TN passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. In honor of Patricia's wishes, no services will be held. The ashes will be given to her daughter and son to be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and the North Georgia mountains, respectively. Patricia was employed as Director of Nursing at The American Red Cross in Health Education in Knoxville, TN with focus on certifying nursing assistants and in Atlanta, GA, she was President of Nursing from 1986-1989 being the first to start CNA training there - both for over 30 years retiring in 2004. She was elected as Who's Who in Atlanta due to her involvement with the inner city with HIV-AIDS education.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. John W. Patrick (Ret.) and brother, Ron Humphrey.

Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jennifer Hope Fine Nuce and Jeff Nuce; son, Michael Andrew Fine; grandchildren, Anthony Michael Nuce and Taylor Faith Nuce; sister, Vicky H. Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson; nephew, Richard Lawson and his wife Laura Lawson and their sons Cade and Hadyn; sister-in-law, Julie Humphrey and her sons Austin and Chad Mackens and their wives Jessica and Kristin respectively; nephew, Ronnie F. Humphrey and his wife Beth and their son, Alec; double first cousin, Benny C. Humphrey and his wife Susie and their daughters Teresa and Susan; Caitlin Cook and husband Adam Cook and several first cousins.

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Patricia "Tricia" Fine Patrick

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Jonathan “John Boy” Bryant

January 10, 2021

I came to know Patricia, “Mrs. Patrick”, when I was in the Army. I was a young soldier who was gonna go into Nursing utilizing the GI Bill but, needed to work while doing so. LTC Patrick who loved Mrs. Patrick very much, brought this CNA program to my attention at the Red Cross. I pursued and passed this program. I later found out that Mrs. Patrick and LTC Patrick secured me a scholarship that paid for this training.

I have since left the Army after years of deployments and even working as a MilItary Technician for LTC Patrick. I unfortunately do not work in the medical field now but, have used this training on several occasions.

I have a very high regard for this family not only for their lives lived in service but, also a personal one. After returning home from my first tour into Iraq in the early part of the war I, had changed in a lot of ways. LTC Patrick and Mrs. Patrick saw this. One day they told me they had something for me. What came next still shakes me to this day in my faith in GOD and his SON, Jesus. I received a model, cast in stone of Jesus hugging a broken, worn torn soldier in his arms crying.

This model that cast this picture has helped me on many days and nights. When the Storm starts to stir with its destructions, I look to this and the Word of GOD for my purpose, not my past.

I want to let the family know the impact otherwise, this story would only stay with me. I grieve with you at this time but, also know, Mrs. Patrick is with LTC Patrick and Jesus right now.

Psalm 20:7
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”