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Pamela “Pam” Jean Vaughn Walker

(May 3, 1955 – July 30, 2022)

Pamela Jean Vaughn Walker, 67 of Taylorsville, Mississippi passed away from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 30, 2022, due to health complications after a brief illness.

She was born on May 3, 1955, to Kenneth and Maxine Vaughn in Medford, Oregon. Her father, an employee of Georgia-Pacific, was often transferred to different locations. Pam was extremely happy when they ended up in Taylorsville where she graduated from THS in 1973. Pam attended Jones College (then Jones Junior College) from 1973 – 1975. After Jones, she began working in the office and in the IT Department at Stevens Sportswear where she remained for 20 years. In 1995, this voracious reader decided that it was time to go back to school for more education. Pam drove from Taylorsville to Hattiesburg, on class days, where she graduated with a BA and Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998.

From August 1998 – May 2001, Pam worked for the Hattiesburg Public Schools as a Speech Pathologist. She worked in Language Therapy where she was Chairperson of the Learning and Skills Council. In August 2001, Pam joined the Smith County School District as a Speech Pathologist. She worked with students as a Speech Language Therapist and was also able to diagnose speech and hearing issues with students. She was a District Review Team Member and the Child Find Coordinator with the responsibility of ensuring that students eligible for special education services were identified, located, evaluated, and provided with needed services.

Sometime between studying at Jones Junior College and working at Stevens Sportswear, Pam met the love of her life. She and Keith Walker were wed at Taylorsville United Methodist Church on March 12, 1976. Pam became the stepmother to Keith’s daughter, Jennifer, and his son, Brian. She became the step-grandmother to his twin granddaughters, Ella and Sophie, and to his grandson, Brady. In her heart, they were her own and she loved them tremendously. Pam is also survived by her beloved brother John and two sister-in-laws Julie and Patricia whom she loved like her own sisters. She had a close circle of friends she immensely adored, and anyone who knows Pam also knows of her endearing affection for her cats, Mojo and Bunny.

Pam loved wholeheartedly with such unconditional grace, care, support, and strength. She was greatly cherished and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home at 113 Front Street, Taylorsville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. The burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville, Mississippi. Reverend Trey Harper will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements. 601-785-6564.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Vaughn; and mother, Maxine Chandler Vaughn.

Survivors include her loving husband for forty-six years, Keith Walker of Taylorsville, MS; one son, Brian Walker (Tonya) of Taylorsville, MS; one daughter, Jennifer Walker Dove of Spring, TX; three grandchildren, Brady Walker of Taylorsville, MS, Ella Dove of Spring, TX and Sophie Dove of Spring, TX; one brother, John Vaughn (Mary) of Kenner, LA; two sister-in-laws, Julie Gibson (Len) of Taylorsville, MS and Patricia Ashley (David) of Taylorsville, MS; and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Trey Gibson, Stevie Hand, Calvin Arender, Kevin Bentley, Joe McCallum, and David Blakeney.

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