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Patricia Pitts Toohey

January 1, 1945 — November 8, 2023

Patricia Pitts Toohey, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, passed away on November 8, 2023, in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was born on January 1, 1945, in Radford, Virginia, to Edward Jackson and Mary Ann Pitts. Patricia, known to her loved ones as Patti, spent the majority of her life in Johnson City.


Patti was a precious soul who could best be described as a sweet, kind, full of life kind of person. Her smile had the ability to light up any room she entered, and she was always the life of the party. Loving, taking care of, and making memories with her family was what made her most happy. Patti's strong faith and love for Jesus were a testament to all those around her. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.


She graduated from Science Hill High School in 1963 and attended East Tennessee State University. Patti met and later married the love of her life, Bill Toohey, in May of 1966. They were blessed with two daughters who they dedicated the next two decades to raising. Patti worked as an executive assistant at East Tennessee State University and retired in 2005 following 25 years of faithful service.


Patti was a long-standing member of First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City for 58 years and later was a member of First Christian Church for 20 years.


Patti is survived by her loving husband, Bill Toohey, her daughter Karen Toohey Loyd, son-in-law Steve Loyd, daughter Kim Toohey Reid, son-in-law Arthur Reid, her grandchildren: Heath Loyd (spouse Lara), Hayley Loyd Fooshee (spouse Sterling), Jackson Reid (spouse Bella), Jamison Reid Trammell (spouse Trey), and Josi Reid, her great-grandchildren: Blakely Reid and Cecilia Loyd, her two brothers and sisters in law Jack and Patti Pitts and Mike and Cheryl Pitts, and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents Edward Jackson and Mary Ann Pitts, as well as her sister Janice Pitts Randolph.


The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the amazing caregivers, nurses, and doctors who cared for, supported, and encouraged Patti over the last 18+ years. They extend special gratitude to Ashley, Sharon, Bedar, Geraldine, Abby, Mary, Josh, Bryan, Oliver, Eric, Mike and Stevie for their exceptional care, concern, and love.


A Visitation and Celebration of Life service will be held at Morris Baker Funeral Home on Sunday, November 12th. Visitation will take place from 2pm-4pm, followed by a service. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 13th at 10am at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City. Those attending are asked to gather at the graveside by 9:55am. Pallbearers include Heath Loyd, Jackson Reid, Sterling Fooshee, Trey Trammell, Jacob Pitts, Jathan Pope and Brian Zink.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National MS Society in memory of Patricia Toohey.


Patti's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her. She will be dearly missed but thanks be to God that she is now healthy and rejoicing in Heaven.


Memories and condolences may be shared with the Toohey family via www.morrisbaker.com


Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 E Oakland Ave, Johnson City, is honored to serve the Toohey family. (423) 282-1521

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Visitation

Sunday, November 12, 2023

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

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Monday, November 13, 2023

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