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Pamela Ann WrightNovember 13, 1951 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 65)
Pamela Ann Leslie (Newsome) Wright, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:48pm. She was the second child, born to Rosie Lee (Roosevelt) and Isaiah Newsome on November 13, 1951.
Pamela grew up in church and attended St. John Missionary Baptist Church under Rev. Jimmy Jones and later Rev. Billy Kirk, and most recently, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church under Rev. Anthony Pettus, then Rev. Ray Owens.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her aunts, Ethel, L.T., WillaMae; her uncles, Layfette, David, and Drew; her two sisters, Leatha Rae and Deborah Annette; and her infant children, Clyde, Cly’Shai, Ja’Shawn, and Michelle Lee (cousin).
Pam was born and raised in South Bend, later moving to Chicago, IL, with her family. She graduated from Dusable High School in 1969, earning an associate’s degree from Kennedy King College. In January 1974, Pam and her family moved back to South Bend, where she worked and retired from South Bend Parks & Recreation Department.
On August 7, 1999, Pamela married Edward D. Wright, who preceded her in death.
Pamela is survived by and will truly be missed by her daughters, NeShai Yvonne and Janee Slavonne; her grandchildren, Ciera, Avante, JShante’, A’Quiera, Kahala, Ja’Misha; her partner in crime, great-grand Khai Ja; her siblings, Isaiah II (Bloomington, IN), Cordett (Los Angeles, CA), Jarrett, Subrenia, Jeremiah, Joel and SherryAnn; two very special cousins whom were more like siblings, Janice Bush and Douglas Newsome; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pam will also be truly missed by her sister friends, Beatrice Jones, Francine Williams, Florence Starling, Evelina Love-Thomas, Margaret Boudeaux (Houston, TX), and Eddis Nunley (San Bern, CA).
Pam’s pride and joy was her family, and she has taken a fond liking to telling her life adventures to her granddaughter, A’Quiera, and great grand, Khai Ja (who now holds those stories to retell to future generations). She also enjoyed going to watch her husband perform as a singer, and going to bingo with her mother and daughter, Shai. Pam will truly be missed, but after nine years of sickness, she is now home with her family.
The family would like to thank 9South staff of Memorial Hospital for the care and support during her last days, as well as everyone who is here or has reached out. Thank you and blessings.
Funeral services for Pamela will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Palmer Funeral Home—West Chapel, 2702 Lincolnway West, South Bend, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00-1:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Online condolences may be left for Pamela’s family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.