Pamela's Story

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Pamela J. Lynn, 68, of Rush Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. She ends a 28 year battle with cancer and begins her next journey with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Pamela Jean (Pursel) Lynn was born Jan. 24, 1949, at the Bloomsburg Hospital to John and Virginia (Troy) Pursel. On Feb. 25, 1967, she married Rodney James Lynn, and together they raised four children. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

As a youth, Pam was a majorette with the Danville boys and girls band and graduated from Danville Schools in 1966. As an adult, she worked with the Boy Scouts of America as a Den Mother and a chartered organization representative for more than 40 years, earning the District Award of Merit. Pam volunteered with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Montour County, serving as co-chair, team captain, and advertising.

Pam always wanted to help those in need, supporting the American Bible Society, disabled veterans, wounded warriors, and Special Olympians. She held memberships with Hawk Mountain bird sanctuary in Kempton, the Keystone Fish and Game Association, Shamokin because she loved wildlife and was passionate about bird watching. She enjoyed doing crafts with her best friend, and often donated her homemade items to church bazaars, fundraisers or simply gave them as gifts from the heart.

Most of all, Pam loved the Lord, attending church and Bible study whenever she was healthy. She was a member of St. Peters United Methodist Church in Riverside, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, grief support group counselor, financial secretary, and also church custodian. More recently she, along with her husband, have been attending services at RCV United Methodist Catawissa Parish.

Pamela is survived by her husband Rodney of Rush Township; two sons, Steven Tan (Billie Dawn), of Lewisville, N.C. and Erik Christopher, of Glen Burnie, Md.; a daughter, Courtney Marie, of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Chavis and DJ, of Lewisville, N.C.; and one brother, Rick (Gail) Pursel, of Riverside.
She was preceeded in death by her son, Michael David in 1980; her parents, John and Virginia (Troy) Pursel; her paternal grandparents, Archie and Eva (Kutz) Pursel; and maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy (Baker) Troy.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, followed by a celebration of Pam's life at 11, the Rev. Dr. Donald N. Hurley and the Rev. Adam Miller, co-officating. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

A special thank you to all of the nurses, PAs, technicians and doctors of Geisinger Medical Center, especially the oncology department, for their care over the years.

The family will provide flowers. Donations be made in in accordance with Pam's wishes to Heart to Hand Ministries, 803 E.Front St., Danville, Pa 17821, www.hearttohandministries.com or to sponsor her son, Erik Lynn and the Fraternal Order of Police, Laurel Lodge #11 in the 20th Annual Deep Creek Dunk which support the Special Olympics, www.dunkmd.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home in Danville.
Please share online condolences at www.BradyFuneralHome.com
Published on February 8, 2018
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