Funeral services for Pamela Gleaton Russell, 67, of Cayce SC, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, officiated by her nephew, Lee Gleaton. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Pam went home to be with the Lord peacefully on April 30, 2023. Born in Norway, SC on March 2, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Hammond and Loleta Gleaton.
She is survived by her three loving daughters, Tiffany (Craig) Lee, Jennifer Russell, Brittany (Joe Stoudemire) Russell and her fur baby, Bella. She also leaves behind the joys of her life, her 11 grandbabies, Auston Lee, Kyle (Micah) Frazer, Alexis Lee, Jayda Lindler, Janna Linder, Hannah Flenniken, Alivia Lee, Gavin Flenniken, Bryna Flenniken, Halle Flenniken and Madison Stoudemire. Her dearly beloved brothers, Danny (Betsy) Gleaton, Tony (Ann) Gleaton and her sisters Sally Gleaton and Cindy Barfield. Pamela also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, family and friends that she cherished and loved with her entire heart.
Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Hammond and Loleta Gleaton and siblings: Evelyn Wimberly, Shirley Ansell, Hammond Legree Gleaton, Jr. “H.L.”, Michael Gleaton and Ronnie Gleaton.
Family meant everything to Pam and being together was always a priority. She never missed an opportunity to be surrounded by her loved ones, she was a mom to all of the children in the family. Pam enjoyed a good meal and making memories together. She was an amazing cook who liked being in the kitchen with her daughters and grandbabies and whose “Macaroni pie,” was always expected. She loved sharing her cooking “secrets” and recipes while spending time with the ones she loved; her spirit will live on through their continued attempts to replicate “MawMaw’s” food.
Pam had a green thumb and wanted to be surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants as often as possible. She made sure to teach us all how to “deadhead” flowers, split a peace lily and repot plants. Pam was a nature lover and enjoyed watching (and owning) a variety of animals. She loved people and never met a stranger, she embraced everyone and welcomed you as part of the family. Pam will forever be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew her. She will live on in our hearts forever.