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Pamela Kay Hillidge, affectionately known to many as “Aunt Pam” passed away June 23, 2023, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Visitation is planned for Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 5:00 -7:00 pm at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. Services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023, at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church sanctuary in Minden, Louisiana, followed by interment at Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin, Louisiana.
Pam was born in Minden, Louisiana, on September 23, 1955, and was a lifelong resident of Sibley, Louisiana.
She is preceded in death by her parents Jefferson Daniel and Vernice (Ancelet) Hillidge of Sibley, Louisiana, and her dear aunt, Agnes Reiners. She is survived by her brothers, Jeff Hillidge, of Sibley, Louisiana, and Jerry Hillidge and wife Patsy, of Homer, Louisiana.
Left to treasure the memory of Aunt Pam are nieces Julie Alexander and husband Scott of Minden, Louisiana, and Betsy Harris and husband Derek of Shreveport, Louisiana. Aunt Pam’s greatest source of joy were her great nieces, Rachel, Rebecca, and Hadley. She was sure to be present at all important milestones, recitals, ceremonies, and birthdays. She will also be deeply missed on weekend trips “to the country” by her canine nephew, Rolo.
As a member of First Baptist Church of Minden, Pam exemplified the true meaning of Christian servanthood by participating in many activities of the church including her Walk by Faith Sunday school class, the Right to Life march, and the Embrace Grace ministry. She used her God-given talents as a pianist to accompany nursing home and church congregations in worship all over Webster Parish. As a born caretaker, Pam never hesitated to prepare a meal, make a grocery run, arrange the building of a wheelchair ramp, or dog sit for friends and family.
With over 40 years’ experience in the banking industry, Pam considered her customers and coworkers of Gibsland Bank and Trust an honorary family. She believed in making a personal connection and was known for her exceptional hospitality and strawberry cake. Pam was a faithful public servant as the Republican Parish Executive Committee’s representative on the Webster Parish Board of Election Supervisors for many years.
Those who had the privilege to know Aunt Pam would speak of her love for all things coffee (except, of course, decaf) and her obsession with gardening. She was the only person to cultivate an all-season poinsettia and never met a Christmas cactus she didn’t like. If she wasn’t proudly texting you pictures of her latest daylily blooms, she was bringing them in a vase for you to marvel in person.
As we mourn the loss of this remarkable, strong woman, let us find solace in the knowledge that she left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who had the immense privilege of knowing her.
The family would like to thank the medical and nursing staff of Willis Knighton North CCU, Minden Medical Center ER, and Claiborne Memorial Medical Center for the diligent and compassionate care provided to Pam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pam’s honor to the Embrace Grace ministry of First Baptist Church Minden, the Louisiana Right to Life, or charity of choice.