Pamela died at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, following a brief battle with cancer.
Pamela Kay Kerr Glasgow was born June 18, 1945 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. As an infant Pamela was placed in a box and placed on the doorstep of the Methodist parsonage, home of Rev. Owen and Rev. Iris Kerr. Rev. Iris was making bread for a church supper and hearing the knock on the door, opened it and found Pam. Into their family, these Methodist ministers welcomed Pamela and adopted her. Early in life, she accepted Christ as her savior and set herself to live her life accordingly to Micah 6:8..” He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God"
Pamela attended Roanoke College in Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. While in Roanoke she was able to visit Israel more than once. Her continuing education was in the field of Special Education.
She married Henry Moffett Glasgow, Jr. and his daughter Aleta Dare Glasgow, 8 years old, October 15, 1967. The family lived in Salem, Virginia where Pamela served as lay speaker in the Lutheran churches in the area and she taught special education for 2.5 years. Following Henry’s death as the result of an accident in 1977, Pamela move to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she became employed by Jefferson Pilot Broadcasting. Pamela, serving as Chief Traffic Manager, helped implement a data processing system developed by the company throughout the various radio and TV stations that were a part of Jefferson Pilot Broadcasting completing 20 years of employment.
Retiring, she returned to Memphis, Missouri, due to her mother’s health. She worked as the Executive Director of the Memphis Housing Authority for over 10 years. She accepted an annual contract with the Presbyterian Church in Memphis as lay pastor and held that position for 11 years. Pamela served actively as a member of the Scotland County Ministerial Alliance. She graciously served as chaplain at the Scotland County Hospital during that time. Over the years she traveled once weekly to the Residential Care Facility, and then to the Scotland County Care Center to conduct a period of devotions for them. She also delivered meals on wheels to residents in Memphis for a couple of months per year. She regularly assisted with the Food Pantry monthly food distribution procedures.
Pamela was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, her sisters, Rev. Nancy K. Kerr, and Norma Kathryn Robertson, by her husband, and her step-daughter Aleta Dare Glasgow Ashe.
Pamela is survived by her brother: Konrad (Bonnie) Kerr, Colorado, California, and their sons Jim and Jeff of California; niece: Donna Williams of Montana; and nephew: Richard Williams of Colorado; also a host of friends in Memphis, including Vicki Dodge, Karen Norton, Karen Biggs, Maxine Struble, Diane Kight, Michelle Johnston, and Dorothy Martin; Martha Perkins of Massachusetts and a faithful companion, Mattie, her cat.
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