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Patsy Burnette Pearce

March 24, 2023


Patsy Burnette Pearce, age 72, of Tullahoma, TN lost her battle with cancer Friday, March 24, 2023. Patsy had been fighting the fight against cancer both Ovarian and Breast for the majority of her life as well as Parkinson’s Disease. She is finally able to rest in the arms of her Father and is free of pain and worry.

A Tullahoma native, she eventually married and moved to Murfreesboro, TN where she spent the majority of her adulthood until moving to Shelbyville, TN where her and her son co-owned TuTu’s Treasures a unique home decor and gift store. Patsy worked as the office manager for Dr. Ben Jamison DDS in Murfreesboro for over 40 years and kept working until the day she died. Before Parkinson’s made getting around difficult she really enjoyed hiking with her fellow Tullahoma Wildcats class of 1968. Together, they spent many weekends conquering the hills, or in her words, "mountains", of Middle TN. Patsy was a huge supporter of her son, David, his entire life. She cheered him on in both his singing and acting endeavors, camped in tents covered in snow with the Boy Scouts as a Scout Leader, helped him with his store, and even encouraged him to follow his dreams of moving to NYC. David, returned a year ago to spend the final year of her life by her side. Patsy loved her entire family dearly as well as the handful of friends with whom she was close.

To honor her request, the family has decided not to have a funeral and asks that donations can be made in her memory to one of the following charities: The Parkinson’s Foundation, The American Cancer Society, or The Tennessee Equality Project.

Patsy is preceded in death by her father John Frank Burnette and her mother Mary Helen Burnette.

Patsy is survived by her son, David Jonathan Pearce, her sister, Kathie Burnette White (Lavory White), nieces and nephews John Leslie Rollins, Phillip White, Virginia Dennis, and numerous other family members.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.