OBITUARY

Pamela Ann Barnes

May 22, 1953July 1, 2019
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Pamela Breeding Barnes, age 66, of Morristown, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Pamela was a member of the Teamster’s Union and retired from YRC as a truck driver. Pamela loved everyone and made friends everywhere she went. She was a wonderful mother, grammy, yayuk and friend. Preceding her in death was her parents, Palmer and Mabel Breeding; and grandson, Caleb Miller Barnes. Survivors include her sons, Tony (Cindy) Barnes and Ian Barnes; grandsons, Cody Barnes, Isaac Barnes, Nathan Barnes, Ethan Barnes and Silas Barnes; granddaughters, Abigail Barnes and Emily Barnes; brother, Jimmy (Betty) Breeding; nieces, Angela Breeding and Valerie (Dale) Cagle; significant other, Mark Trent; and last but not least, her loving and faithful furry companion, Lola. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Kenny Boling officiating. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Memorial Park on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 am. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 am on Saturday. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, July 6, 2019

Memories

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Judy STOKES

July 5, 2019

Pam and I shared years of memories with our kids and grandkids. She is loved by us all and will be greatly missed.

Matthew Fazakas

July 4, 2019

To young to leave us, Im a retired Yellow line driver and Teamster official, we all will miss one of our Sisters. R.I.P.

Ian Barnes

July 2, 2019

I won't be able to make it to your funeral Mom, but you know I Love you more than any woman that ever walked this earth. Look down on me with blessings ,protection, love,care,and nurture just like you did in my childhood and most my lyfe. Fly high... I will pray to you everyday. . I will miss you until I join up with you soon. Your son,,, IAN Charles Barnes...

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Biography

Pamela Breeding Barnes Biography

Pamela Breeding Barnes was born on May 22, 1953 in Oak Ridge, TN to her parents; Palmer and Mabel Breeding. Pam grew up in the Karns Community of Knoxville, TN with her brother Jimmy Breeding and made several lifelong friends. She graduated from Karns High School where she played in the band and met her first husband Chuck Barnes. Together they had two sons, Ian and Tony Barnes. Pam began her career in transportation by working as a school bus driver and moved on to become a truck driver and member of the Teamster’s Union. Her first radio handle was “Lucky Penny”. After more than 30 years of truck driving, Pam retired from the Yellow Roadway Corporation in 2015. She loved all of her truck driving friends and the other friends she made along the way.

Around 1999, Pam moved to Morristown, TN to be closer to the White Pine Terminal where she worked. She met many friends in Morristown; especially her long term significant other Mark Trent who she loved dearly. She diligently cared for her parents, Palmer and Mabel Breeding during the last years of their lives in Morristown. She missed them immensely after they both went to Heaven. It is hard to imagine a daughter loving her parents more than she did.

Ian and Tony were hugely blessed to have such as beautiful, caring, loving, and strong mother. She worked very hard to provide them with all that they needed and more. Ian and Tony were given a lot of great opportunities because of her hard work and perseverance. She was a pillar of strength and made the world brighter every day she lived. Pam especially loved her grandson Cody, who affectionately called her “Yayuk”. She, along with other wonderful people, helped raise Cody who has become a successful college graduate. The bond between them was very special. She was more of a mother than a grandmother to him. Pam affectionately loved all of her grandchildren, Cody, Isaac, Caleb (deceased), Abigail, Nathan, Ethan, Emily, and Silas Barnes; and they all loved their Grammy and Yayuk. In her last days, she was more concerned with the broken hearts of her family and friends than she was her own passing.

For approximately 21 years, she was dearly loved by Mark Trent. He took care of her every need, bought her beautiful things, and always made her feel loved. After she became ill, he ensured that she was taken care of in every way. Their relationship was very special and she was the love of his life. It will be a beautiful occasion when they are reunited in Heaven one day.

Pam had a huge heart for others and loved like no other. She loved travelling, shopping, hanging out at the Lochmere pool, and running around with her friends. She was full of life and her happiness and love was contagious. To know her was to love her; and to be loved by her. Everywhere she went, she made friends and stayed in contact with them. When you were Pam’s friend, you could count on her to be there for you in any way needed. She took great joy in helping others and brightening their day. She enjoyed life to the fullest and had a lot of life yet to live.

On June 1st, Pam lost her battle with Interstitial Lung Disease at Vanderbilt University Hospital while surrounded by family and friends who loved her deeply. She peacefully went to be with the Lord without any pain and kept a happy spirit and beautiful smile until the end. The doctors had trouble identifying how she continued to feel good and keep such a great attitude in the midst of her illness. But it was no surprise to those who knew what a strong woman she was.

Her passing has created a gap that only God can fill. Her family and friends are heartbroken and will miss her badly. But in the midst of this pain, we all know that she is with the Lord and is now breathing fine, free of any of the pains of this world, and reunited with her mom, dad, and grandchild Caleb. The love that she showed for others was the kind of love that only God can give. Every day we got to spend with her was a blessing because she was such a wonderful person and pillar of strength. We are comforted by cherishing the wonderful memories and knowing that we will see her again.