1943 ~ The Tribute of Life ~ 2021
A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 3:00 p.m., at Rocky Point Baptist Church, 4158 Wiggins Road, Spring Hope, NC. Rev. Chester Pace, Officiating.
Pamela Marlene Pace, 77, of St. David’s Bermuda, passed away on August 11, 2021 in Louisburg, NC. ~ Pam, as she was known, was the first child born to the marriage of Thurston and Oleeta Minors on October 12, 1943. She is survived by four siblings, six children, eight grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. ~
Pam lived a long and adventurous life, as she enjoyed traveling often. One of her favorite travel destinations was Louisburg, NC where three out of her six children resided. ~ Pam lived in two locations and often referred to NC as her second home. Car rides to Raleigh and Castalia, strolls around Walmart, swimming in the pool, and visiting with extended family were some of the highlights of her life in Louisburg. ~ Pam enjoyed having the opportunity to see her family flourish and grow. She also loved visiting with her sister in-laws Carolyn, Van, Ida, and Marie. Of course, she loved seeing Chester, Ray, Nelton, Ronald, June, and all their offspring as well. First Sunday dinners were something she loved while visiting her Pace family in Louisburg. She felt very much at home with the family and loved being included.
She will be remembered as a loving sister, mother, nana, sister in-law, and aunt. She was a God fearing woman who never turned her back on her family or the small community in which she lived. She was sweet, loving, kind, selfless, genuine, friendly, and happy. Some of her favorite pastimes were sightseeing, watching Young and the Restless, attending St. Luke's AME Church and the Salvation Army church, getting her nails and hair done, sporting events, attending parades, beach days, and doting on her children and grands accomplishments. She was a very proud parent and Nana. Some of her proudest moments were seeing her children and grands wed as she enjoyed party planning. Graduations, dance recitals, restaurant openings, singing at church, cricket and football games, new home constructs, saxophone concerts, and sports days were just some of the exciting events she was able to attend and cherish throughout her life.~
Pam wanted and needed to be at every event hosted by her family as she was everyone’s number one fan. Life was amazing, challenging at times, but amazing to live. However, during her final days, she began slowing down and reminding those around that she is no longer 30 years old. Life was coming at her fast and she knew God was soon to come. ~ Pam was prepared and she tried her best to prepare her family. However, she created a very stubborn group of kids and grandkids, as no one wanted to prepare for her final moments. ~ Pam was determined to visit with her NC family one last time before she walked with Jesus, and she was able to make those plans a reality. ~
Even in resting, Pam will hold closest to her heart her immediate family, especially her daughters Renell (Allen), Tanya, Damita (Robert) and Pamela “Bootsie” (Lynell); sons James (Lisa) and Niko (Raygina); granddaughters Trinka, April, Alshe, Je-Shae, Kayla (Erik), and Navahda- Ray; grandsons Landro, Leron (Eureeka), James Jr., and Rashaun (Bianka); and great grandchildren Malae, Alae-jah, Amarie, Sianna, Kaylin, Erik, Keanu, Neveah, Layla, Rashaun Jr., Leron Jr, Mya, Amai, and Enzo. ~
Pam will be missed by all those she filled her heart with. During these difficult times, Pam would want her family to come together to rejoice and be glad she’s finally home with her Father Jesus Christ.