Patricia "Pat" Elaine Garvin, 59, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in Fayetteville, NC. Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Funeral Home of Ridgeland. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our tribute wall.
Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Elaine Garvin, was born on May 25, 1962, in Washington D.C. to the late Lorine Garvin.
She relocated to Hackensack, New Jersey in 1974, where she attended Hackensack Public Schools. In 1981, she enlisted in the United States Army and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class as an Air Traffic Controller. On December 19th 1983, she was blessed with a beautiful baby girl Patrice Edwards. Patricia worked hard to make sure she would leave a legacy for her daughter.
During her illustrious military career Patricia served overseas in Japan, Germany and Korea. She served state side in Kentucky, Colorado, Hawaii, Texas and North Carolina. She retired in 2002.
After enjoying a few years as a retiree Patricia became restless and went back to work as a civilian at Fort Bragg where she was an instructor. She retired again in April of this year.
Patricia was the consummate caregiver who doted on her family. There was nothing she would not do for her daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren and father.
She was always at her grandson Alex’s football games cheering him on and traveling near and far with him and his team.
Patricia loved going on road trips and Atlantic City was one of her favorite spots. She always had to have a White Castle burger whenever she came to New Jersey.
Patricia was a great cook and could throw down in the kitchen. If you never had her oxtail stew or turkey wings you missed a treat.
Patricia loved discounts, coupons and saving money. She belonged to every discount club you could imagine. She knew how to work the dollar and make it work for her.
Patricia’s presence will be sorely missed. Her laughter, her kindness and her nurturing will always be remembered by those who loved her. Patricia would often call her family and simply say “just checking in”. That was her thing, she said that every time she called.