Ms. Florence Mabel Pack, 96, of Smithville passed away on Saturday at her daughter’s residence in McMinnville.
Ms. Pack was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Rebecca Ferguson, husband John Lee Pack, daughter Pamela Atnip, son Willard Pack, and great-grandchild Abigail Pack. She was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church, loved to crochet and knit, read, and to flower garden. She met her husband while he was stationed in Australia during World War II. They married and later she was able to cross the Pacific to the United States on a ship called the Mariposa with hundreds of other Australians (War Brides) who married U.S. service men. She was accompanied by her daughter on the ship who was just a small child.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie (John) Mears of McMinnville and son Robin (Deborah) Pack of Smithville, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, brother Ted Ferguson of Australia, sister Elise Ferguson of Australia, and several half-brothers and half-sisters of Australia
Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Keith Cemetery.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 3, 2021