Pamela Wall Ledford
Pamela Wall Ledford, 60, of Lake Mary, Florida, passed away peacefully and gracefully after a lengthy illness while surrounded by her family on February 8, 2013. A devoted wife of 38 years and an exceptional mother, she left an indelible stamp on everyone she knew and encountered.
Pam loved her family and friends. Always interested in people, she never met a stranger. She thrived in her roles as friend, leader, confidant, encourager, colleague, mentor, “soccer mom for life” to adopted players, and photographer. Pam’s strength, kindness and love to all will continue to inspire us as.
Born in Center, Texas, to parents Richard Wall (deceased) and Miriam Joy McCrery (deceased), Pam was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana where she was later adopted by step father Archie McCrery (deceased). She was a professor of journalism at Louisiana Tech University for 14 years. Pam worked as a team member for the University of Alabama Chancellor’s Office Distance Learning and Outreach initiative for four years. She cherished her association with Seminole State College where she served in the areas of workforce development and continuing professional education for more than nine years. Pam was a member of Northland, A Church Distributed.
Pam is survived by: husband Robert (Lake Mary, Florida); daughter Ashley Michelle (Orlando, Florida); sister Elizabeth McCrery (Minden, Louisiana); sister Sonja Wilkins (Sachse, Texas); brother Bob and wife Linda McCrery (North Little Rock, Arkansas); mother in-law Barbara Ledford (Huntsville, Alabama); brother in-law Steve and wife Alice Ledford (Katy, Texas); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Although weak from aggressive treatments of radiation and chemotherapy, Pam made a special trip to Huntsville, Alabama to honor her father in-law Dr. Robert Ledford Sr. who died in November 2012.
Donations may be made to the Florida Hospital Foundation, Cancer Institute, Department of Neurology and Oncology. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Baldwin Fairchild.