Pamela K. Mims, 58 years old was born on February 21, 1958 and passed away on November 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ms. Pam grew up in the Jackson area and lived in Bay St. Louis Ms. until 2007. Pam worked as a Registered Nurse for many years. I first met Pam in the early 1990's. She was the charge nurse on the floor I was assigned to work.
She was knowledgeable, feisty and always had a sweet and giving spirit for her patients, their families and her co-workers. Pam was a joy to be around.
A few years later, I received a call from my brother saying he had met the love of his life and wanted us to meet. I drove to her house in the middle of Jackson and the first thing I saw was a full grown horse on her porch. After catching up about our nursing careers, hearing her gush over my brother and all of her fur babies, including her horse, I knew my brother was right. They married not long after that. Pam loved the outdoors, especially the beach. She and her husband, Bradley Bihm, lived in Bay St Louis where Pam could often be seen riding her giant pink tricycle around town with Eric Joe, her beloved puppy in tow everywhere she went. She had an affinity for sweet iced tea too. I can hardly remember a time she was without a glass of sweet tea or Eric Joe.
Over the last 10 years, Pam suffered several severe injuries and illnesses. She lost the use of her body, was unable to walk or speak, but through it all, she never lost her sweet smile, her compassion and love for animals and everyone she came in contact with. Even at the end of her life, Pam was smiling at the nurses now caring for her and snuggling a fur baby that looked just like her Eric Joe. Rest well Pam. May you have peace now with an eternity full of unlimited sweet iced tea, furry friends and a sunny beach to lie on. A special thanks to the staff at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care you gave Pam over the last several years, in many ways you were her family. Also, a special thanks to Halcyon hospice staff, Nurse Amy, Nurse Morgan and Bro. Sam for being her true advocates and caring for her with unlimited compassion over the past 9 months.