Obituary of Pamela Simone "Pam" Drakeford
“God saw the road was getting weary, so He did what He thought best, God stood beside my hospital bed and said, come and rest.”
On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Pamela Simone Drakeford, mostly known as “Pam” was called home to rest. Pam was born December 11, 1958, in Camden, SC. She was the daughter of the late Frank “Doc” & Rosa Drakeford. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Henrietta (Charlie) Davis, Mary Frances (James) Horton, Talmadge Drakeford, Eddie Drakeford, Ralph (Buddy) Drakeford, Howard Drakeford, Frank “Lil Doc” Drakeford, and one Aunt Mary Ella Deas Collins.
Pam attended the public schools in Camden, SC throughout her childhood. She graduated from Camden High School.
Pamela was employed at DuPont Standard for many years, later she was employed with Wal-Mart Supercenter until her health began to decline. She retired, spending the remainder of her time spoiling her grandchildren, Pam also enjoyed traveling, playing bingo, finding new restaurants, and playing deuces wild with her family.
Pam was a member of Sanders Creek Baptist Church, until her health declined. She still served the Lord, from her home, by listening to the word and gospel music.
Pam leaves to cherish in her memory her significant other Sherman Robinson of Lugoff, SC. Missing her most of all will be her children, beloved son Trey Drakeford of North Carolina, Olethia (Curtis) Warren, and Kamishia LaNet Gray, of Camden, South Carolina, Pam’s siblings, Jean Drakeford and Keith Drakeford, both of South Carolina, John Stanley Drakeford of Orlando, Florida, Nadine (Richard) Davis of Charlotte, NC, Audrey Gray of South Carolina, and Iris Gray of Paterson NJ. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Saalik, Aiyanna, & Sha’Niyah Warren of Camden, SC. Alyssa Graham of Mt. Olive, NC and Trai, Mia & Mya Williams also of Camden, SC and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pam will be remembered as a high spirited, sassy, and bold woman. She was not shy and did not hold her tongue. Her love for her family was unwavering and she will be dearly missed.