Pamela Annette Vaughn age 60, transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, November 23,2023 in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born on November 4, 1963 in Illinois , the daughter of the late Robert Gleghorn and Janice L. Vaughn. Pamela graduated from William  Horlick High School in Racine, Wi then relocated to Anaheim, CA. Pamela was united in marriage to Bruce D. Oliver, and to this union three beautiful girls were born, DeAnna M. Oliver, Deondra R. Oliver and Kenah J (Ricardo Sr.) Everett. Pamela was very intelligent, enthusiastic and a great artist, her ability to draw pictures free hand were impeccable. At the age of 19, she became the Director of Kinder Care Childcare. She supervised the housekeeping department at Disney Land while residing in California.

After returning to Racine, WI she was employed at numerous jobs in the food service industry. Pamela enjoyed fishing, crocheting , spending time with her grandchildren and hanging out with friends. She was known to be the life of the party. She was a very generous person and had a smile that would light up the room.  Pam found her a church home  and joined The Greater Mount Eagle Baptist Church under  the leadership of Pastor Keith T. Evans. She gave her time and talent to the ministry but most of all; she loved the Lord and continued to develop her faith by studying the word of God.

Pam will be missed by her children, DeAnna Oliver, DeOndra Oliver, Kenah (Ricardo Sr.) Everett, Ashley Gandy Jr., and Mona Burch. Grandchildren, Eddie Jr., Adrian Jr., Mekhai, Ayden, Kemiyha, Aniyah, Jayce, Ricardo Jr., Kaycen, and Zyan. She will also be missed by her brother, Wendell (Yvonne) Johnson , step mother, Kathy Smith-Gleghorn, two  stepsisters; Tia (Gregory) Smith, Rochelle Smith and  stepbrother Christopher Smith. Her uncle, Charles Vaughn, nieces Ciara Harvey and Feren Johnson, and nephews Wendell Johnson Jr., and Joseph Brooks. Her cousin Elyse Vaughn whom was she was very fond of, her dear friend, Nanette Adams, as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandparents, Alvin and Helen Vaughn, Father and mother -in-law: Willie H. (Ophelia) Oliver Sr.,   aunts : Karen Vaughn, Dorcas Vaughn( stillborn), and Judith Vaughn, and  two cousins, Kanton and Michael Vaughn .

A celebration to honor Pamela’s life will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Strouf Funeral Home in Racine, Pastor Johnny Ford will be officiating. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until the start of service. Per Pam’s wishes burial will be private for family.


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