Ms. Patricia Ann Baumann, 84, of Onancock, peacefully joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in the comfort of her home.
Born July 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Newton P. Massie and the late Elizabeth B. Stanley, and indicative of her birth date, was very much the independent, explosive firecracker that everyone came to know and love.
Affectionately known as “Momma Pat,” she will be fondly remembered for her characteristic laugh and infectious smile. Her laughter was as endless as her zest and love for life and people. This unconditional love for family and friends poured out in the motherly advice she shared with so many throughout her life. Not to be forgotten, is her total love for animals. A love so strong that she was often teased, “she loved her pets more than her children.”
Working well into her 70s, she is best known for her unsurpassed talents as a bartender in some of the finest restaurants in Washington, D.C., as well as here on the Shore, and finally retiring from L.J.’s of Onancock. Others will remember her as the store manager for her brother at the Red & White stores.
Dearly loved, Pat is survived by her three children, Lee Mulligan, of Onancock, John Jennestreet and wife, Roberta, of Parksley, and Dawn Jennestreet, of Onancock; as well as her five grandchildren, Lisa Jennestreet, Kimberly Allen Strong, Robert Allen, Jaime Dorsey, and Jessica Jennestreet. She was especially fond of her great-grandchildren, Cierra Jennestreet, Katlyn Holloway, Malik Stewart, Brianna Stewart, and Kamayah Reid. Not to be forgotten are her many nieces and nephews whom she loved and who loved her in return.
Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her stepfather, John H. Stanley; her sisters, Barbara Lee Johnson, Iris M. Pierce, and Nancy M. Holmes and husband, Larry; and her brother, John H. Stanley Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at 3 p.m., from the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley. The Rev. Kenneth “Bo” Helms and the Rev. Robert Fletcher will officiate. Interment will follow in the John W. Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville.