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Brookside Funeral Home - Champions

3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Pamela "Nana" Ruth Moncrief

November 11, 1951September 6, 2020
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Pamela Ruth Moncrief, Mom, Nana to ALL, and Matriarch of her family, was born on November, 11th 1951 and passed away in the presence of her immediate family Sunday, September 6th, 2020 at age 68 at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She has lived in Texas since she was a little girl and resided in Houston since 1987.

Pam was born November 11, 1951 in San Diego, California to Kenny and Joan Wagner (Derrick). She attended High school in Tyler, Texas and graduated in 1969 from John Tyler High School. She was an officer with the Blue Brigades and was a Twirl Major.

Everyone knew her as Nana. She was a single mom of 3 girls for most of her life and loved to help people. She spent time on staff at Church on the Rock in Rockwall, TX organizing ladies’ ministries events and then moved to Houston in the 80’s and started working in daycare where she fell in love with childcare. She has touched many lives and her legacy continues today. She never met a stranger. Even in the last several years and all the health struggles, she was still able to lean on Jesus and her faith. Nana had an amazing way to put others first above herself.

Pam is survived by her mother, Joan Derrick who is currently residing in Houston, TX and is 93. She is also survived by her Daughters Amy Lynn Sisson and spouse Greg of Houston, TX, Maggie Lee Huff and spouse Joseph of Montgomery, TX, Kristi Rae Sanchez and spouse Jimmy of Houston, TX and Raegan Patrice Moncrief of Dallas, TX. Nana is survived by her grandchildren Morgan Sisson and fiancé Alex Lackey, Jordan and Sara Sisson, Ashlynn Sisson, Kyle Huff and Libbie Rudd, Tyler Huff and fiancé Sabrie Young, Madison Huff, and Brianna Scranton. She is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews. She has countless honorary kids and grand kids that are too many to count! Her love ran deep!

Nana’s favorite scripture: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

Visitation will be held at Brookside Funeral Home-Champions on Friday September 11, 6-8 pm. Celebration in memory of her life will take place at Houston First Church of the Nazarene on Sam Houston Pkwy North on Saturday September 12 at 12:30 pm. She will be laid to rest at Forest Park Cemetery in The Woodlands, TX.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Huff, Tyler Huff, Jordan Sisson, Alex Lackey, Matt Wagner, Kaleb Avery, Robbie Garza, Albert Garza, and honorary pallbearers Max McMichael and Jameson McMichael.

Flowers may be sent to: Brookside Funeral Home-Champions 3410 Cypress Creek Pkwy. Houston TX, 77068

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

Pamela "Nana" Ruth Moncrief

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Luquitta Fisher

September 12, 2020

My dear friend Pam. I have so many memories of you. All our softball games, playing 42 with the guys, our weekends of grilling, kids birthday parties. You were always there to help me through my pregnancies and the deliveries of Danna and Robie, and your pregnancies of Amy, Maggie, and Kristi. To mention just a few.

I am so thankful that God brought us back together several years ago. And we were able to rebuild our special friendship. You will forever be in my heart and I will think of you often. Rest in Heavenly Peace Pam, I will love & miss you And look forward to the day when God brings us together again. ❤️

Peggie Falkner

September 12, 2020

How many good memories do I have of Pam Moncrief....I couldn't count them all. We had many phone conversations over the past years when she had so many health challenges....and the constant theme in her conversations was how much she loved her girls...Amy, Maggie, and Kristi... and her grandchildren. Talk about a proud mother and grandmother! The love from her family filled her full... Her cup ran over.

She also had a great sense of humor and we loved to laugh and giggle about the silliest of things. She found humor and mirth in a myriad of things.... and I believe that's because her heart was so full. No matter how difficult her struggles she always made sure she let everyone know that she loved them. We can all learn a lot from this woman... and the biggest lesson of all is....love people. God does....and so can we. If Pam could in the midst of her trials... So can we.

Thank you beautiful Pam! I look forward to being with you on the other side....forever!

Much love to Amy, Maggie, Kristi and those beautiful grandchildren.

Mike Gallaway

September 12, 2020

There are only a few times in ones life that you meet someone that leaves an indelible impact and impression on your soul.

I can honestly say that Pam was one of those individuals. Her love and compassion for others, especially her family, were apparent from the first time we met. She was incredibly proud of her children and grandchildren, who were, without question, the light of her life.

Although she was called home much too early, please find comfort in the fact that she is no longer in pain and has been reunited in Heaven with those she loved so much that have gone before her.

Rest assured that her light will continue to shine so brightly through her beautiful children and grandchildren. Please know that this separation is only temporary and that you will all be reunited one day. Of that I am positive.

Prayers for comfort and peace during this extremely difficult time. I love you all like family. God bless.

“Uncle Beed “ Ryan Padgett

September 12, 2020

Many thoughts and prayers to Amy,Maggie and Kristie and your families.

Pam was such a special lady she had a sense of always thinking about others before herself. The first time that I ever met her she greeted me with open arms and a friendly smile.(@Swannys grill)

She reminded me of her Tennessee roots and how she wish she Could visit.

She always doted on her grandchildren and how she was so proud of each of them. Not that she didn’t love her girls, because she did. Her grandchildren was her pride and joy.

She had a strong faith which was always present to her jovial smile and eyes. You could sense it even when it wasn’t spoken.

The last time that I saw her was the middle of May in 2018 when she was in rehab. We had a good visit despite her pain she still had a smile on her face she’s so wanted to go home.
These words describe her to a T, proverbs 30:1.

Always cherish her memory and always say “I love you “ As she did with me every time we spoke and she meant it.

Lorie Herrin

September 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss! I always looked forward to the visits from her to Kingsport. She was always a hoot to be around! She was always saying things to make us laugh... She will be missed! Fly high Aunt Pam! Sending Much love and many prayers to the family and friends.

Lannie Self

September 11, 2020

My goodness. You finally achieved it. You’re with the one person you’ve always wanted to be with the very most. So many memories keep pouring in.

Will love you always. Sleep well sweetheart

MONICA GARZA

September 10, 2020

Nana
She was like a 2nd mom to me, a grandmother to Ana, Robbie and Albert and a great grandma to Greyson. She showed so much love for those around her. Everybody was family to Nana. She had the caring heart to anybody she met. She always had us with her. One of the last calls to me was to tell me that she met my doppleganger at the nursing home. She even sent me a text with a picture. LOL I didn't think the lady looked like me, but that just let me know she still had me on her mind and heart. I love you Nana and will always keep you close to me.
Love, Monica

Mandy Turner

September 10, 2020

Nana was a bright light in this world and is now a bright light in heaven. She was one of the strongest women I know and wise, funny, supportive, a fighter and her faith in the Lord amazes me. I feel blessed to have known her beauty inside and out. I will never forget her smile, her kindness and prayers for me when I needed them most. My fondest memories of Nana though is how she loved her family so much, her friends and cared for everyone in her life with her sweet heart. I love and will truly miss her 💔

Bri Hernandez

September 9, 2020

Nana always made me feel at home. She always stayed in touch even when we wouldn’t see each other. Always had sweet comments to make and kind messages left for my son and I on social media and in person. Thank you, nana for making me feel loved and for taking me in as one of many of your grandkids. I am so very lucky to have known you and to have been a part of your life and you in mine. I’ll miss you deeply. Every time I post something with my children I will leave a space right for you were I know you would say something so kind and full of love. Watch over all of us nana! We love you!

Rusty Andrews

September 9, 2020

Nana was amazing! I remember meeting her at church & me being a single mom she always gave me so much hope, more than my own momma. Even after I moved she still messaged me & told me how proud she was of me. My hubs said who is that always commenting on Facebook & I’d say one of my greatest inspirations. I meant that with everything in me. I love you Pam & I’m praying for you girls We will see you again. 💜💜

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