June 9, 1960 ~ May 7, 2019

Born in: Amarillo, TX
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Pamela Kay Lee was born in Amarillo, Texas on June 9, 1960, to parents Moses and Berdene Lee. Pam was the youngest of 9 children born to this union. She had 3 brothers, Ronnie Lee, Robert Lee (preceding her in death), and Ricky Lee (preceding her in death); and 5 sisters, Mary Louise Lee (preceding her in death), Sandra Drennan (Charles), Shelia Bostick, Patricia Clayton, and Elizabeth (Lilly) Lee. Pam has 1 son; Branden Moses Cosby-Lee was born on February 18, 1995 from a previous union.

The Lee family relocated from Amarillo to Denver in 1969 after arriving in Denver Pam attended Mitchel elementary school, Cole Junior High School, and Manual High School. During her time at Manual high School, Pam participated in a training program offered to high school students by Melon Bank. Pam’s positive attitude, dedication and intestinal fortitude paid off. Upon graduating from Manual High School in 1978, she was hired by Mellon Bank as a full-time loan processor in their mortgage department. Pam has also worked for other major mortgage companies such as Chase Mortgage, and Pulte Mortgage where she held the title of loan processor.

If you knew Pam, you are well aware Branden is her world. As a single parent, Pam worked tirelessly to ensure Branden wanted for nothing. Pam was a regular at all of Branden’s AAU basketball games, school functions, or whatever was required. Pam would often travel out of state with the other parents in support of their children on the same AAU team. Pam amazingly played the dual role of mother and father for a time while unselfishly volunteering her time and efforts with the other parents to ensure all went well for the kids.

Family was of paramount importance to Pam, though she was the youngest, her older siblings respected, admired, and looked up to the woman she had become. Her mother was her rock, a source of unconditional love, strength, inspiration, and compassion. These traits would come to define her as a daughter, sibling and mother. Pam had a humble spirit filled with great integrity, honesty and a kind heart who never complained.

Pam’s beautiful smile could light up any room, her infectious personality made her approachable. Not to be played with, she would also let you know when you were treading on thin ice. Pam’s eldest sister Sandra said Pam is, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. Pam never hesitated to be there for anyone and was always willing to give whether she had it or not. Pam carried a light in her that transferred to those around her. Whether it was her smile or just her listening and being present, she had a way to make your day better and take away any negative energy. Pam was one of a kind; she is someone that everyone in the family had a special bond with. She always made everyone feel included and loved. If there were any important or even unimportant events happening in any of our lives, she was there. If you could not count on anyone else showing up, you could always count on Pam being there. Pam’s love is the reason that a lot of us are who we are.

Pam’ sister Patricia (pat) shared a very close relationship with Pam, both her and her mother Berdene, aka “Grannie”, were instrumental in the rearing of Branden as a child. Pam and Pat would get together every Saturday to shop, go to the movies, and eat at the Curtis Park Creamery. They would often talk on the phone for hours while watching their favorite reality shows, or crying together over the phone watching “This Christmas”… for the 90th time.

Her sister Lilly has fond memories of the two of them playing with dolls, and riding the bikes they received for Christmas, as well as the mud pies they made.

Pam was very close to her nieces and nephews all of whom look up to her as a role model, always showing love, and tremendous respect. She was always supportive and encouraging in their endeavors. She loved them equally.

Daryl the man of her life, whom she truly loved and is a true blessing, always considered Pam as the one that got away. Then by chance, through an email Daryl sent out during the work week called “Daily Message”, Pam responded. From there they began to talk. Already friends, they continued to talk and found they had more in common than they knew. Daryl would tease her by saying “you had your chance. I may be cheap but, I ain’t easy, unless you can get me some Kapre’ Chicken.” Daryl’s job often required him to travel to Denver from the east coast, where their relationship blossomed. Daryl told her at one point he flew 1700 miles for kiss. Obviously, Pam had him hooked. Daryl wasn’t shy about his feelings for Pam. The she asked Daryl how he felt about coming into a relationship with her having a son that was not his. His reply was “Really, that’s the best you can come up with”? No chicken either? Daryl made a vow to Pam he would love Branden as he loved her. Daryl accepted a job offer with the National Park Service and moved from Washington, DC to Denver. From that date Daryl has never left Pam’s or Branden’s side. When he arrived after a 22-hour drive from DC he asked Pam where is my chicken?

From that day forward, Daryl told Pam I am here to be the man, friend, companion, partner I said I would be. Let me lighten your load, I can handle it, relax…I got this. Their relationship was a perfect fit, God, love, integrity, respect, honesty, trust, and compassion. Daryl recalls their date nights when they would go out to dinner then listen to live jazz every Friday wherever they could find it. Daryl, who can rattle some pots and pans (if you know what I mean), recalled coming home from work one evening to his “baby” as he called her, to a home cooked meal of buffalo wings and rice. He looked at Branden who was already eating and noticed the look on his face while eating. From that point on Daryl told Pam he would take care of the cooking, because food was too expensive to waste.

In March 2017 after a routine physical exam, Pam was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a type of the blood cancer with no known cure. Chemotherapy ensued soon thereafter. During this time Daryl never left her side. Even spending weeks in the hospital, Daryl made arrangements to work from the room where Pam was hospitalized. He told her I want to be the first face you see when you wake up. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere! If the hospital did not have food Pam liked Daryl would go out and find what she wanted to ensure she was receiving the proper nutrition. After many rounds of chemo, and a bone marrow transplant, Pam’s cancer went into remission.

In 2019, after scheduled exam, Pam and Daryl were informed the cancer had returned. It must be noted that through all of these chemo sessions, tests, poking and prodding, Pam never complained, stood strong, unwavering, with the posture of the hardest seasoned soldier.

God called Pam home on May 7, 2019 when he saw she had fought the good fight. Pam passed away peacefully in the arms of the love of her life Daryl, and her sister Patricia at her side.

Pam leaves behind to cherish her memories a legacy of love, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many, many friends all of whom Pam loved dearly.

Pam enjoyed Sudoku, reading, attending movies, shopping, attending Brandens’ basketball games, spending time with family, and talking with her lifelong best friend Sherry Richardson (Buggy) as Buggy drove home from work every evening.

Services

Visitation: May 17, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: May 18, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: May 18, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


Interment: May 18, 2019 2:00 pm

Fairmount Cemetery
430 South Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80231


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  1. Pam was one of a kind. Always the biggest smile and the best laugh! She will be dearly missed. RIP my friend. Gone but never forgotten

  2. Pam was one of the sweetest people that I have ever met. Very genuine the epitome of a true friend and great soul. May she forever rest in the arms of Jesus. Gone but never forgotten! I love you ❤️ my sweet friend. Rest In Heaven!!!!

  3. Pam was a kind soul, always smiling very soft spoken. To know her, was to love her. The epitome of a true friend. My friend has earned her wings. She now rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gone but never forgotten!

  4. Pam was such a sweet, kind women. Always willing to help and made me smile or laugh even during rough days. She will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. God has called his Angel home. Pam’s beautiful smile and super personality will truly be missed. Rest on Thunderbolt. 🌹

  6. Rest In Heaven Pam! Your Beautiful Smile & Warm ❤️ will be remembered 4ever. Thunderbolt 4 Life!!

  7. My thoughts and prayers go out to Pamela’s family. We worked together for many years and she was always a ray of sunshine. ❤️

  8. Pam was a very sweet and always had a beautiful smile when she would see you my heart goes out to her family and her close friends God has a very special Angel gone but never forgotten.

  9. Pam, you became my Sister, your smile, compassion, love of life will be greatly missed. Kiss the family for me
    Love always

    • Pamela Lee, will most definitely be missed I’ve known her since child hood we are all from Amarillo, Texas. Rest in Peace my friend. I well truly miss u.

  10. Man auntie im going to really miss you thank you for being the aunt you were to me that’s love and I’m go truly miss you.

  11. My dearest friend, I will miss the time shared with her, during our weekend visits at Starbucks, Pam was my genuine friend that always was so kind and sweet and never had a mean or bad spirit in her heart, we laughed together and surely smiled together even in our exercise classes at the gym. I will truly miss my friend, but you are just an angel with wings now, and I know in my heart you are in a better place. Love you dear sister, please rest in peace, until I see you again.

  12. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Pamela. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 34:29 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  13. Prayers for family and friends during this difficult time of loss… Pam was a sweetheart… worked with her for a time… so sorry to hear of her passing.

  14. Pam, your beautiful smile and personality will truly be missed! I do know you are looking down on us all form that beautiful place that we all hope to get to called Heaven. LaJuana and I are so sorry we didn’t get to spend more time communicating with you over the past year. But I am so happy to be able to call you a close friend for over 40 years. Prayers to all the Family and you sincerely have the Cotton’s condolences.

    Gone too soon, Rest in Heaven, Love you Pamela K

  15. I meet Pam about 5 years ago while working at Pulte Mortgage.. from Day one we had a connection. Her words of encouragement as we talked about our personal lifes is something that I will cherish forever. No matter how she was feeling she would ALWAYS ask about my little ones and the story’s I had about them would always make sure laugh and light up with unknown excitement… her biggest smile showed up whenever we talked about her heartbeat…..Her son Brandon.. she was soo proud of him and what he has accomplished. Pam was always there to help me and others no matter what and would never say no or I can’t. Her heart is pure and shes definitely one of a kind. I pray for strength for the family and the many friends that she touched. You will forever be missed! Love you Pam!

  16. Pam was always like a breath of fresh air. She had the kindest heart. You will me missed Pam by so many of the lives you touched.

  17. Pamela Lee you were an amazing soul with an incredible heart. Thank you so much for touching my life and I am so blessed to have met you and call you my friend. May God bless your family with horrific loss. I am sure that you are in heaven dancing tight now. I have never forgotten you and never will.

  18. Pam,
    May you rest in enteral peace. Darryl, may peace wash over you like a tidal wave.

    Jeff & Cheryl Zollicoffer

  19. In 1999 I started a new job and lost my best friend who was my mother shortly after I started there. I was in the break room one morning crying and in walk this lady who instantly started to cry with me and hugged me like she knew my deep pain. I have called her friend ever since that moment. Although life and distance prevented us from spend time together when we got together it was like I just saw her yesterday. Until we see each other in heaven, rest my friend rest. Brandon, buggy, Deryl, hold on.

  20. To the family, l am sad to hear of the loss if Pam. She was always kind and very sweet. May you all be comforted by God at this time.
    His love and mine,
    Terrie Lewis💗💗

  21. You meet someone in life never really knowing the effect they have on you until they are no longer there. You will be truly missed.

  22. You were always so sweet and kind to me and your smile lit up the room! Rest easy sweet lady, God has you now.

  23. Pam was a wonderful lady and I will truly miss seeing her here at work. My heart breaks for her family and loved ones during this sad time. I pray for comfort and healing. I feel blessed that I got to know Pam. She will forever be missed.

  24. Pam was a wonderful person, so kind and giving. Her smile light up the entire room. Thank you for always showing us love and for impacting our lives in such a powerful way with just being you. We will miss you very much.

  25. To The Lee Family we send our condolences. Pam was the great aunt of my niece Kiesha Lee (Keith Lee) but we are truly saddened by the loss of such as beautiful lady. May God wrap his loving arms around the family in their time of sorrow & know that Pam is resting until we see her again.

    Love,
    Keisha Lee & son Isaiah
    Shantay, Bobby Joe, Tyianna, Jackie, Kennth Carter & Families

  26. I love all you guys. Been here with you all several times. Pam was my friend from7th grade. Praying that the Lord provides comfort to you all in your time of need,

  27. Pat and family, our deepest condolences for the lost of dead Pam. May God give you comfort and strength, keeping you’ll lifted in prayer

  28. Daryl, Brandon and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Pam. Cancer is such a horrible disease. My mom has multiple Myeloma also.
    May you be comforted by Gods promise to wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will have passed away. He also promises a resurrection so we can be reunited with our loved ones in paradise on earth.
    I invite you to visit jw.org. You’ll find encouraging and satisfying answers, from Gods word, to life’s big questions. The answers will give you real hope and comfort to help you endure this most painful time.

  29. I will always have fond memories of Pam, Arnetta Clayborne and myself going to the climax lounge in late 70s and early 80s. none of us were 21 at the time. i will always cherish those memories.

  30. The Lord blessed our oaths to cross and it was a blessing to get to know you.
    Our heart was broken when we heard of your passing.

  31. To Darryl, Bradon, and Family: I was saddened at the news have your loss of Pam. Though I never got to meet her I know one thing for sure she was loved. My hearts goes out to you and you family during the time of your loss.

  32. Pam, I will truly miss you, you were a very good friend. After my Son died you, Buggy and Ineda supported me on Junteenth of 2010 by wearing T-Shirts with his picture on it and marched with me. GOD has truly gained an Angel! I will see you again.

  33. To my Liftime friend Daryl, your “baby” is now at rest, I pray God’s peace and comfort over you and her Son, and the rest of the family, We never understand God’s decisions but we know he knows what’s best. Stay strong, keep your faith, and Know God’s sunshine will always shine upon you. Rest eternally in God’s arms Pam, for we know you are now at peace.
    Love you guys,

  34. I will miss you dearly. You were always more like a sister to me. I love you Pam. To the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping my prayers going up for you all.

  35. It was a surprizing shock to hear from robert frazier the Pam had moved on to her eternal home. I thank our holy God, for the time allowed with your presence on this earth. What a beautiful person you are. You are and will be missed greatly.

    Prayer’s that God will bless the the Lee family with the strenght to get through whatever lies ahead.

  36. Pam you are a beautiful person who will never be forgotten… Prayer’s to all the family and friends rest in peace.

  37. Pam you are a beautiful person who will never be forgotten… Prayer’s to all the family and friends rest in peace.

  38. Pamela was a lovely lady. When she came to the office for her checkups she always had that sweet smile. We always found time to talk before the doctor came in. You would have never known she had that awful dx. When she introduced me to her son I saw how much she loved him and how much he loves and respected her. When I retired last year and wished her the best I never thought her cancer would take her this soon.
    Pamela is now with her Lord and has a new and while body. CANCER FREE.
    Prayers and thoughts to the family.

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