McCarty - Evergreen Funeral Home

7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN


Patricia "Pat" Ann Tackett

June 15, 1949January 31, 2020

Patricia "Pat" Ann Tackett, age 70 of Knoxville TN, made a beautiful transition into Eternity on January 31, 2020, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Pat was known for her compassion, love, diversity, and inclusion of everyone she ever knew, If she ever saw a stranger without a smile she would gladly give them hers. Pat spent many years working in the childcare field and was a strong advocate of children who were victims of assault. Pat had waiting for her on the other side of Eternity her mother and father, Marie and Fred Shepherd; sister Teresa Reed. Pat leaves behind to cherish her memories and her beautiful smile, three loving and dedicated children, Jason Childs of Denver CO, Colby Tackett and Spring Tackett both of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Roy Shepherd of Vero Beach, FL and Steve Shepherd of Fort Pierce, FL; two grandchildren, Gabriel Isaac and Grayson Isaiah, both of Knoxville, TN.


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Charlotte Tackett

February 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. Zonia used to chat with Pat on the phone frequently, and it was always so nice to hear his laughter as the two made memories. She will be dearly missed.

Love, Aunt Charlotte

Chelsea Greenlee

February 3, 2020

I don’t personally know Pat but when I worked at McDonald’s several years ago she would come through the drive through every day and order a frappe with extra Carmel. She started coming so much we’d know it was her and just ring her order up without her saying anything and never charge her for the extra and put it in a big sweet tea. She was alway smiling and so sweet cup. We always looked forward to talking with her. She’d hold my hand sometimes and one day I seen this pretty cross ring she had on and I told her I loved it and she took it off and made me keep it. I still have the ring and put it on today in memory of her. Prayers for her family!

Sherry Meadows

February 3, 2020

I love you Aunt Pat, and I know you are enjoying time with everyone there waiting for you!!! I know you're in Heaven shining down on us... We will miss you dearly!!!

Lyle Gray

February 2, 2020

So sorry to hear about your mother spring Charlotte and myself are thinking about you and your familey you are in our prayers

Debbra Woodward

February 2, 2020

Mama Pat amazing woman always smiling no matter what, loved by so many and loved so many. A woman of compassion and a giver of love to those who felt unloved and was shelter for children who needed that love and compassion that she gave so freely. Her son is her biggest fan and there relationship is one that people would envy, I am so lucky to have known her and to have spent time with her, praying for your family and I know you have so many great memories to treasure forever. Love you mama Pat and Jason forever and always!!

Valerie Dale

February 2, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I pray for comfort for you all during this difficult time. I never had the honor of meeting your mom but I felt connected to her through Christ. She remains my sister in Christ. I know she was proud to call you her son. I'm always here for you. Love to you!!!

Jason Childs

February 2, 2020

My mother, my best friend, the angel on my shoulder. Life will never be the same without you. I love you more than anything.