Pamela Olivia Joyner
Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2012
January 1, 2012
Pamela Olivia “Pam” Joyner of 556 Osceola Ave., Suffolk, departed this earthly life on Jan. 1, 2012, at Sentara Obici Hospital.
She was predeceased by her parents, James Joyner and Dwillar Parker Joyner.
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Pam was employed at East End Baptist Church as the church secretary for 27 years and had been a member since June 10, 1973. In her 39 years as a member, Pam served as the church clerk and on the women’s ministry, Church Council, Stewardship Education Ministry, Sunday school adult class and New Members Ministry. She was also a member of Voices of Praise Choir and had the voice of an angel. Pam was also there for anyone and was pleasant and eager to help everyone.
Pam leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, the Rev. James A. Parker of New York and Travis Parker of Suffolk, three aunts, Emma Winfield of Courtland and Helena Joyner of Suffolk and a special loving Aunt, Ella M. Myrick of Suffolk; one great-aunt, Henrietta Mason of Suffolk; three uncles, Douglas Parker (Hazel) of Charleston, S.C., Louis Parker (Johnny Bell) of Suffolk and a special uncle, Datha M. Parker (Gwendolyn) of Chesterfield.
She will be lovingly missed by her niece, Lydia Hunter, four cousins, Fay Parker and Shawn Park, both of Suffolk, Richard C. Parker Jr. (Katrina) of Greenville, S.C., and a special cousin, Jennifer Parker of Suffolk. She will also be missed by her special friends, Paula Woodruff, Charlene Banks Jones and Arthaniel Bailey, along with her godchildren, Corey Banks, Charnelle Banks and Davina Woodruff, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
A Funeral of Triumph will be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at noon at East End Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Mark A. Croston officiating. Interment will be at Carver Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vharrisfuneralhome.com. Harris Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the homegoing service.