Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Pamela Goodnight Whitley

Pamela Goodnight Whitley, 66, of Albemarle passed away Friday, November 1st, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.  The funeral will be Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 4:00PM at Lakeview Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Hal Bilbo and Rev. Terry Seamon.  The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00PM prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakboro, NC.

Pamela was born on August 4th, 1953 in Rowan County, North Carolina to the late James Patterson Goodnight and Sadie Brooks Goodnight. She graduated from South Rowan High school.  She was employed by Normans Drapery in Salisbury, NC and Wachovia Bank in Winston Salem, NC after which she became a Home Educator for over 20 years. Pamela was a beloved member of Lakeview Baptist Church where she was devoted wife to Pastor Tab Whitley and his ministry for 25 years. During that time she served as Pianist, Choir Director and Sunday School Teacher.

Pamela is survived by her husband Tab Whitley of the home, children; Blake Peery (Jonathan), Katherine Swaringen (Clinton), Cassandra Whitley, and Luke Whitley, grandchildren; Cara and Olivia Peery, Dalton and Grayson Swaringen, brothers; Bruce Goodnight (Rose Marie), Talmadge Goodnight (Brenda), Nelson Goodnight (Jackie).  She is preceded in death by a brother Donnie Goodnight (Pat).

The family would like to thank Hospice of Stanly County for their care during Pam’s illness.

Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church 32496 Pennington Road- Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Whitley family.


  • David and Sue Morrow Posted November 2, 2019 1:20 pm

    Tab and family — Our prayers are with you. Thank you for being a friend and fellow traveler. Pam was a lovely lady and a great wife and mother. David and Sue Morrow

  • Lynette Whitley Goodman Posted November 2, 2019 2:02 pm

    Tab, I am so sorry for the loss of Pam, prayers for you and your family.

  • Kinney Wallace Posted November 2, 2019 2:38 pm

    My dear brother in Christ and Family:
    It is with deepest sympathy that I want you to know that of prayers and love for you at this time of your
    sorrow and yet rejoicing for Pam’s going to be with Jesus. May His grace, mercy and peace be yours
    through His Holy Word and Holy Spirit. If there is anything I can do for you feel free to call me.

  • Cecelia Smith Posted November 2, 2019 6:57 pm

    Dear Tab, Blake, Katherine, Cassandra and Luke, My heart weeps for for you all because I know it was hard to lose sweet Pam. I’ve been gone from from Lakeview for over 13 years but she as well as you all, have a very special place in my heart. So many great memories are with me and I can only imagine the wonderful ones you all have. I’ve never known anyone who was as soft spoken, loving and caring as Pam. I praise God for the blessing of knowing Pam and am happy for her that she is healed and resting in the arms of Jesus in the Kingdom of God. My praying for you all will continue into the future for comfort and strength for each one of you. Love you all.

  • Harrison Nicholson Posted November 2, 2019 7:24 pm

    Tab and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pam will be missed by many and celebrated by even more in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  • Gail Vaughan Posted November 2, 2019 8:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was a Godly woman and leader. I will be praying for you.

  • Lowell and Vickie Brown Posted November 2, 2019 9:21 pm

    Dear Brother Tab and all your family,
    We offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family! We are praying for you all and in the days ahead as well. Grace and Peace to you all in Christ Jesus!

  • VIOLET GITHENS Posted November 2, 2019 9:49 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Pam was a remarkable woman and showed others how a Christian lived. No words can take away the pain you feel at her passing. Know that God is with you every step of the way.

  • Cindy B.Almond Posted November 3, 2019 7:46 am

    Katherine, Clinton and all the family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss . I’m praying for you all to have strength for the days and weeks to come.
    Love and prayers for peace and comfort.
    God bless you all..

  • Pat Bates Posted November 3, 2019 6:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to Tab and the family.

  • Yvonne Ellenburg Posted November 3, 2019 8:45 pm

    I went to church with Pam and her family at Faith Baptist. I have fond memories of being in GA’s with her. She was always kind and caring and will be greatly missed. Praying for her family during this time!

  • Michael & Pattie Huneycutt Posted November 4, 2019 11:03 am

    Dear Tab and Family, You are in our prayers continuously.
    So very saddened for you but rejoicing with you as well in
    the Victory Pam has in Jesus our Lord. Heaven gets sweeter every day.

  • Rick & Donna Clayton Posted November 4, 2019 6:29 pm

    You and your family are in our prayers, Tab. The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

  • Sheila Almond Sikes Posted November 4, 2019 7:01 pm

    Tab and family, my sincere sympathy during this difficult time , also the weeks and months ahead. Love in Christ.

  • Steve Whitley Posted November 6, 2019 11:51 am

    Tab, Lynn and I are so sorry for the loss of Pam. I know it has been many years since we worshiped and had fellowship with you and Pam at Pleasant Grove. Those days still seem very close to our hearts, and we will never forget the Godly character you both possessed. Our prayer is for peace to abound, and for the Holy Spirit to be so comforting as you traverse the days to come. Blessings, Lynn and Steve

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