Pamela Carol McMinn, 56, of Arden, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 30, 2012.
A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of Geraldine Penley Ballard of Arden and of the late William Franklin Ballard Sr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Franklin "Radio" McMinn, who died in March of 2012, as well as infant twin grandchildren.
Pamela was a 1974 graduate of Reynolds High School, attended Biltmore Baptist Church and was an agent with Morrow Insurance Agency in Hendersonville. She loved life, being with friends and family and had a wonderful sense of humor. Pam was a beloved daughter and sister and a devoted wife, mother and grammy. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Tara Renee McMinn of Asheville; two sons, Jonathan McMinn of Fletcher and Brad McMinn and his wife, Leah, of Asheville; two sisters, Gloria Cole of Fletcher and Renee Parker of Hendersonville; one brother, William "Billy" Franklin Ballard Jr of Beaufort, SC; three grandchildren, Kylee, Mariah and Dane McMinn; several special nieces and nephews as well as her canine princess, "Abby".
A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Kelvin Moseley officiating. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2:30-4:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you consider contributions to your local American Cancer Society.
An online memorial register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Read Pamela McMinn's Obituary and Guestbook on www.grocefuneralhome.com.