Pamela Gay Parsley Steelman
October 26, 1964 -
November 6, 2023

Visitation

November 12, 2023
2pm to 5pm

Service 

November 13, 2023
1pm

Interment

November 13, 2023
Obituary

Funeral service for Pamela Gay Parsley Steelman, age 59, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 1 PM on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Dwight Smith, Rev. Ann Hatcher, and Marsha Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 PM until 5 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Pam was born on October 26, 1964, in Nashville, TN, to Gay Lewis Parsley and the late Joe Allen Parsley. She was a 1983 graduate of Lincoln County High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University (now MTSU). Pam worked as a Sales Rep for Cellular One and as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Smith Kline Industries. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Pam passed away on November 6, 2023, at St. Thomas Rutherford, in Murfreesboro, TN.

Pam had a bigger than life personality, much like her daddy, a spitting image. She dearly loved people, and loved living life to the fullest. Sitting still was not in Pam’s nature, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her beloved family and friends, and playing practical jokes. Pam also had a heart for giving, from buying gifts for her friends and family, picking up stray animals and finding them a home, to her final days, as a tissue and bone donor, giving the ultimate gift of life.

Survivors include her mother, Gay Lewis Parsley; sister, Heather Parsley; aunts, Nell Parsley (Carl) Moore, Mary Parsley St. John; extended bonus family Colt, Corrie, Breanne, Taylor, Amy Ann, Bridget, Curt; her dedicated friends who stood by her side during her 31-year battle of systemic lupus, Marsha Hale, Marcia Cannon, Cindy Gray, and Denise Robertson; second mother, Ruby Jane Twyman; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Pam was preceded in death by her father, Joe Allen Parsley; husband, Raymond Earl Steelman; uncles, Danny Parsley, Joe Lewis, and Dean Lewis; aunts, Patsy Parsley Rutledge, Janet Lewis Prater; second mother, Andrea Toon Long; and many cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037-1830, or the Lincoln County Veterans Warrior Project, Warrior Exhibit, 113 Main Avenue North, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Pamela Gay Parsley Steelman.

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12 Comments

  1. Lorry Hill Anderton

    I’m so sorry for your loss…Pam was such a happy out going person.She will be missed .We graduated together.

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  2. Becky Sisk

    So sad to hear of Pam’s passing. I recall seeing her as a child running, laughing, playing, like a happy carefree little pony and loving every minute of it. She was so loving and happy. May God bless and keep you in his loving care.

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  3. Umeka (Bryson) High

    Rest well my caring and crazy (loving life) friend. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Pam. Class of 1983

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  4. Tammy Weir Valentine

    Iam so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. She was such a sweet friend. May GOD bless you all and give you strength & peace in your days ahead🙏

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  5. Mimi Wilson Johnson

    So sorry to hear this . Another classmate gone to soon. Pam was such a nice and funny person. Class of 83 will miss you but will see you again. Take your rest Pam

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  6. Diane Simmons Powell

    I remember you dressing little Pam in dresses with full skirts and patent leather shoes – and then you pulled her hair up with a curled roll of hair on top. And of course a ribbon! I’m sure she’s laughed with you about how you dressed her like a beautiful doll.
    I know you loved her desperately. She was blessed to have you as her momma.

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  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ms Gay, I’m so sorry and our hearts are broken. Pammie was such a joy to be around. She would light up any room with laughter. Her heart was so full of love for others. She will be missed. Please allow your wonderful memories to heal your heart. May God wrap his loving arms around you & Heather to provide comfort & peace.

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  8. Allison Edwards Greene

    Gay, Heather, and Family,
    Pam was a wonderful and beautiful soul. I will treasure all of the good memories i have of her.
    Love, Allison Edwards Greene

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  9. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Sending prayers to you all, may God give you strength and comfort.

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  10. Wanda Shelton

    I am so so sorry to hear this news!

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  11. Lereca Hicks Swinford

    So sorry for your loss. Class of 1983

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  12. Marcella scott

    Sending our sincere condolences to the family may god comfort you all at this sad time

    Roy and Marcella scott

    Reply

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12 Comments

  1. Lorry Hill Anderton

    I’m so sorry for your loss…Pam was such a happy out going person.She will be missed .We graduated together.

    Reply
  2. Becky Sisk

    So sad to hear of Pam’s passing. I recall seeing her as a child running, laughing, playing, like a happy carefree little pony and loving every minute of it. She was so loving and happy. May God bless and keep you in his loving care.

    Reply
  3. Umeka (Bryson) High

    Rest well my caring and crazy (loving life) friend. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Pam. Class of 1983

    Reply
  4. Tammy Weir Valentine

    Iam so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. She was such a sweet friend. May GOD bless you all and give you strength & peace in your days ahead🙏

    Reply
  5. Mimi Wilson Johnson

    So sorry to hear this . Another classmate gone to soon. Pam was such a nice and funny person. Class of 83 will miss you but will see you again. Take your rest Pam

    Reply
  6. Diane Simmons Powell

    I remember you dressing little Pam in dresses with full skirts and patent leather shoes – and then you pulled her hair up with a curled roll of hair on top. And of course a ribbon! I’m sure she’s laughed with you about how you dressed her like a beautiful doll.
    I know you loved her desperately. She was blessed to have you as her momma.

    Reply
  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ms Gay, I’m so sorry and our hearts are broken. Pammie was such a joy to be around. She would light up any room with laughter. Her heart was so full of love for others. She will be missed. Please allow your wonderful memories to heal your heart. May God wrap his loving arms around you & Heather to provide comfort & peace.

    Reply
  8. Allison Edwards Greene

    Gay, Heather, and Family,
    Pam was a wonderful and beautiful soul. I will treasure all of the good memories i have of her.
    Love, Allison Edwards Greene

    Reply
  9. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Sending prayers to you all, may God give you strength and comfort.

    Reply
  10. Wanda Shelton

    I am so so sorry to hear this news!

    Reply
  11. Lereca Hicks Swinford

    So sorry for your loss. Class of 1983

    Reply
  12. Marcella scott

    Sending our sincere condolences to the family may god comfort you all at this sad time

    Roy and Marcella scott

    Reply

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