Pamela Lynn Porter McConnell

Born: Tue., Sep. 5, 1933
Died: Tue., Aug. 5, 2008

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Pamela Lynn Porter McConnell , age 74, of Greensboro, GA died on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. Pamela was born September 5, 1933 in Cook County, Illinois to the late George James Porter and Georgia May Jolly Porter. She graduated from South Shore High School and the University of Illinois and began her teaching career in Chicago and later Indianapolis, where she met and married her husband Robert Joel McConnell in 1960. After relocating to Atlanta in 1966 Pamela resumed her teaching career in Georgia at Cascade Middle School. Another relocation found her teaching at Parkway Middle School in New Jersey. Pamela and family returned to Georgia teaching at Conyers Middle School while also earning her Master''s in education from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She retired after thirty years of service.

An avid athlete, Pamela was a fast pitch softball coach for little league through high school ages for over a decade a" highlights include the 1981 Heritage High School State AAA Champs and Conyers Middle School 1985 undefeated season. Pamela volunteered her time for several causes such as various positions in little league organizations and after retirement was very active in her local women''s golf association at Port Armor. In 1992 the family moved to Greene County where she lived for the last sixteen years. Throughout her life she was a teacher, mentor, friend, beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Joel McConnell of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Melinda J. McConnell and husband William Greenberg of Leavenworth, KS and Melissa M. Miller and husband Thomas of Marvin, NC; a son, Michael Joel McConnell and wife Angela of Brentwood, TN; two sisters, Nancy Perrin of Chicago, IL and Johanna Foster and husband Ron of Greensboro, GA; six grandchildren, J. E. B. Greenberg, Grant Greenberg, Madison Miller, Taylor Miller, Carson McConnell and Andie McConnell; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Reynolds Landing Club House with Rev. Boyd Dennard officiating. A reception will be held after the service. The family requests that donations be made in memory of Pamela Lynn Porter McConnell to the American Lung Association-Southeast Region, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, www.alase.org. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Sue Fields
   Posted Wed August 06, 2008
Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your kindness to me and my family during Bob's illness will never be forgotten. Now I offer you my heartfelt condolences and love. May Pam rest in peace. Sue Fields

Matthew and Susan Orred
   Posted Thu August 07, 2008
Our family is praying for you and your family during this difficult time. We hope wonderful memories fill your minds and peace fills your hearts. Matthew and Susan Orred

Russell Miller
   Posted Thu August 07, 2008
My condolences are offered for the entire McConnell family in this trying time. Mike your mom and your loved ones will be in my prayers.

Keith R. McDonald
   Posted Thu August 07, 2008
Mike, My sincere condolences to you and your family regarding the loss of your mother. The obituary chronicles that she gave of herself on multiple levels. In the continuation of her giving, you and your family now receive the gift of support from those whose lives she touched directly and indirectly. As you traverse the upcoming events of closure, my desire is that you will be able to fully open the gift of her loving life, and celebrate its fullness together. Loss and pain are real, but the gift is founded in having received and experienced the wonderful treasure of such a rich life. I rejoice with you in the treasured experiences of yesterday, and entrust you to One who comforts the broken-hearted.

Bryan Connor
   Posted Thu August 07, 2008
Dear McConnells, Our sympathies go out from our family to yours with the news of the passing of Pamela. Our prayer for you is that you would be given a extra measure of His grace during this time. Bryan and Lori Connor

Diann Shelton
   Posted Thu August 07, 2008
May your hearts mend and your memories stay strong. You are forever in my prayers. Diann Shelton Nissan Mtr. Acceptance Corp

Mary & Rick Lauwereins
   Posted Fri August 08, 2008
Please accept our sympathies and prayers for all of you.

Irene Paul
   Posted Fri August 08, 2008
Bob, my sympathy to you and your family. Pam was such an encouragement to me as a beginner golfer at Port Armor. We could not believe that she, an excellent golfer, would invite us to play and would offer tips in such a positive way--never degrading. She was very proud of her children and her grandchildren, and would often tell us something one of the grandchildren had said.

Melinda Walker
   Posted Fri August 08, 2008
We are so sorry and saddened at your loss. She will be greatly missed.

Kurt Bailey
   Posted Fri August 08, 2008
Mike and Family the Bailey Family send all our prayers and love at this time of sorrow. We hope you find some comfort that she was a wonderful woman! Take care

Billy Kimbrough
   Posted Mon August 11, 2008
Mike and family...very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

Jo Anne Sprouse
   Posted Mon August 11, 2008
Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jo Anne

Jeanine Riordan
   Posted Mon August 11, 2008
Mike, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. When I miss my Dad, which I still do 14 years later, I take a memory [any memory] and I wrap it around me like a blanket to keep Dad close and it really helps. Big and small memories are the best gift that your Mom gave you. All my best, Jeanine Riordan

Julian Pittman
   Posted Thu August 14, 2008
Rambo and Family... Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at the loss of your loved one. May good memories overshadow your grief. We'll be thinking of you. Julian Pittman and the "Kahuna" Boys

Benson and Macie Brooks
   Posted Fri August 15, 2008
Bob, Benson and I were so sorry to hear about your loss. I know there are no words that can ease the pain but we would like you to know that we are thinking of you during this very sad time. I am remembering all the fun times I had on the golf course with Pam over the years. Benson and Macie Brooks

Marlyn Kirk
   Posted Sat August 16, 2008
We love you and you will be missed. Until we meet again in heaven. Janie, Marlyn, Colbie, and Brett Kirk P.O. Box 275 Winston, Ga. 30187

wallace and Noreen Campbell
   Posted Tue August 19, 2008
Dear Bob and Family, With our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all in this time of extreme sadness.