On Feb. 19, 2014, God called Pamela Alexander to be with Him.

On Feb. 19, 2014, God called Pamela Alexander to be with Him.

Funeral services for Pamela Brown were held Feb. 28 at the New Sardis M.B. Church in Memphis, Tenn. Burial took place in the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, also in Memphis.

Pamela Rochelle Alexander was born Feb. 8, 1962 to Bennie Stene Alexander and the late Delaney Alexander in Pine Bluff. She was the third of five children. Pam spent her preschool years in Pine Bluff until the family moved to Prescott in 1966. The family moved to West Helena in 1971 where Pam graduated from high school.

Pam received her early education in the Helena-West Helena public school system. She was a member of the Central High School marching band and played the flute and was a flag bearer. She served on the yearbook and school newspaper staffs and was an active member of the 4-H Club.

After graduating high school in 1980, Pam attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in home economics in 1985. While at UAPB, she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was in the ROTC program.

Following college, Pam began active duty in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant. She began her military training at Aberdeen in Proving Ground, Md. After training she was stationed in Fort Riley Kansas where she completed her military service in 1989.

Once completing her military obligations, Pam furthered her education at Kansas State University where she earned a B.S. degree in elementary education. She also certified to teach middle and high school.

Pam taught school in Fort Bragg, N.C. and later in Chesterfield County, Va. before moving to Memphis. She taught in the Fayette County, Tenn. school system for a year before beginning her career in the Memphis City Schools system in 1998. She remained a faithful fifth grade teacher at Cromwell Elementary School until her health began to fail her in October 2013.

Pam taught summer school and tutored after school and during the summer. She was always interested in helping her students to achieve their maximum potential.

She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age at Munn ‘s Chapel Baptist Church at Prescott. In 1971, she joined the Spring Lake Missionary Baptist Church in the Southland community. Pam was a member of the choir, Red Circle Sunshine Band, Order of Eastern Star and was a faithful Sunday School member.

Later, she became a member of the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis and eventually the New Sardis Baptist Church. She faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher and worked with the Mime Ministry. She also sang with the women’s chorus on special occasions.

She married Darryl Maurice Brown Sr. on Oct. 25, 2008. They have a blended family of four children: Darryl William Lofton Jr., Breanna Nicole Lofton, Darryl Maurice Brown Jr. and Alexandria Brown.

Pam will be forever loved and dearly missed by her devoted husband and their children; her mother, Bennie S. Alexander; a brother, Lawrence “Greg” Alexander (Sylvia) of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Shelia Jones (Eugene) and Stacie Arbor (Darryl), both of Memphis, and Karen Cavett (Curtis) of Lebanon, Tenn.; her mother-in-law, Evelena Brown; her father-in-law, Maurice Brown; a brother-in-law, Marcus Brown (Andrea) and; sister-in-law, Monica Brown, all of Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and friends.

Her father, her maternal grandparents, Augusta and Guy Goff Sr. and her paternal grandparents, Alberta and W.S. Alexander Sr., preceded her in death.

The Alexander, Lofton and Brown families thank those who called, sent flowers, cards, food, money and other acts of kindness during the home-going for their loved one.

Dyer Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Tulsa, Okla. and M.J. Funeral Home in Memphis were in charge of the services.