We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Adams Funeral Chapel
Pamela K. Hood, 64, of Charleston, Illinois, went to her heavenly home on Monday, September 12, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston, IL with Pastor Travis Spencer presiding. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral chapel. Memorials in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Pamela was born on June 24, 1958, in Aledo, Illinois the daughter of Vernon and Christine (Akins) Birley. She married David S. Hood on April 18, 1998, in East Moline, Illinois, he survives. Pamela is survived by her sons, James (Trisha) Eastman of Huntsville, AL, and Michael (Amy) Eastman of Ashmore, IL; stepsons, Ryan (Denise) Hood of Washington, IL, and Chris (Shannon) Hood of Effingham, IL; grandchildren, Christine Eastman, Nicole Eastman, James Eastman, and Connor Eastman all of Huntsville, AL, Kayley Eastman, Kenzey Eastman, and Karley Eastman all of Ashmore, IL; step-grandchildren, Brandon Hood and Dylan Hood both of Washington, IL, Kohen and Katherine both of Effingham, IL; brothers, Terry (Cynde) Birley of Florida, and Richard (Lonnie) Birley of East Moline, IL; and one nephew, Hunter Birley of East Moline, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pamela worked for fifteen years at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center as a registered nurse for the Women and Children’s Unit and helped many babies come into this world and thrive. She taught childbirth classes and was a nursing instructor. She was also a Professor at Lakeview College of nursing for nine years. She also taught nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University for seven years. Pam wanted her students to be the best nurses and tried to make the birthing process, as pleasant as possible for the mothers. Pamela helped many families in their establishment of a new and happy family. She was always available to new families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pam loved and cared about each family and wanted only the very best for them. She was an angel in many families lives.
When God called her to Heaven, He was bringing home one of His Angels.