Pamela  Baudouin

Obituary of Pamela Baudouin

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. --- Robert Green Ingersoll 

Pamela Baudouin, 70 years of age, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2023 in Columbia, SC.

Pamela S. Baudouin was born on September 8, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Carl Swearengin and Sachiko Suzuki (Thompson). She was the youngest of two children and grew up in Columbia, SC. Pamela graduated from Dentsville High School in Columbia, SC and worked as a Business Analyst in the Insurance Industry until her retirement in 2019.

Pamela was blessed with two children early in life and had four grandchildren that she adored in her later years. She loved looking at and collecting Art Deco, listening to all forms of music, spending time with family and friends, shopping, collecting jewelry and purses (especially Valentino designs), perfumes, cooking and eating tasty foods of all kinds. Before retirement, she spent lots of spare time watching and caring for mentally handicapped adults which gave her great satisfaction and pride.

Pamela spent many years living and working in New Orleans and during that time she devoted herself to friends and family. She loved to laugh and smile, which came easy with the stories she would tell about her life and times. Affectionately known as Grammie by the family, she was bubbly, outspoken and always fun to be around.  

Pamela is survived by her brother George H. Swearengin, her two daughters: Melissa H. Mack (Jason) and Monica S. Baudouin and four grandchildren: Chinah Sweet, Ava Hammett, Alexandria Mack and Jordan Baudouin.

Edgar Allen Poe wrote: “The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"

Death and life go hand in hand together. They are mere metaphors of each other. We come from nothing into life as a living soul and we live out life as we are a dying soul. As time pushes forward, we slowly die each day only to be reborn again in the next life and start the cycle over. It is a cycle that never ends as the soul grows and matures.

Pamela lived life as if it had just begun and was ending every day. It was lived by her own design and intentions and it was lived to the fullest. Those souls left behind can ask nothing more from any soul out there.


Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, July 10, 2023
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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