Obituary of Pamela Ellen Cousins
God called to rest on Monday, November 4, 2019, a beautiful soul, Ms. Pamela "Pam" Ellen Carter-Cousins. Pam, as she was affectionately known, was born in Philadelphia on October 15, 1952, to the late Palmer Carter and Annabelle Morris Royal. She was proceeded in death by sister Barbara "Gail" McCargo.
At an early age, she moved with her family to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she was raised by her mom and wonderful stepfather, the late Albert Royal. She attended public schools in Elizabeth and graduated from Battin High School. After high school, she attended Kean College in New Jersey.
On July 12, 1980, Pam married Marvin "Ronnie" Cousins, and from that union, they were blessed with two children, Taurean "T.C." and Aaron "A.J." Cousins.
Pam joined Greenbrier Baptist Church on October 25, 2015. Pam worked at the Powhatan-Goochland Action Agency as a Head Start teacher. She worked in the Virginia Department of Corrections-Education. In 2014, she retired from the Powhatan Correctional Facility.
Pam was known as a fashionista, who always dawned a hat and heels. She was an avid writer, who published several books, including Southern Belle Rocks. Pam was also the Coordinator of the Journal Ad Booklet for the MLK Day Breakfast in Powhatan. She was a Redskins fan, a wonderful cook, a lover of dancing, and a jokester. At an early age, she enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Pam leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Taurean 'T.C.' and Aaron 'A.J.' Cousins; one grandson, Darius Owens; one devoted niece, Kisha Crayton (Terry), one nephew, Earl Foreman, Jr., two great-nieces, Dystany Muse and Terriah Crayton; one great-nephew, Jordan Booker; one uncle, Elton Morris; close friends, Wilnette Scott, Rose Oliver, GaElla Matthews, Terrie Springer, Theresa Evins, Margaret Manning, Gazelle Taylor, and Lillie Cousins.
LIFE IS BUT A STOPPING PLACE
Life is but a stopping place,
a pause in what's to be,
a resting place along the
road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
different paths along the way,
we all were meant to learn some
things, but never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place
far greater than we know,
for some, the journey's quicker
for some the journey's is slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
we'll claim a great reward,
and find an everlasting peace,
together with the Lord.To send flowers to the family of Pamela Cousins, please visit Tribute Store
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