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Pamela Sprouse (Pam from Buckingham) Palmore

September 26, 1952 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 68)


Pamela Palmore, 68, of Buckingham, Virginia, departed from this life on Sunday, December

20, 2020.


Pamela Sprouse “Pam from Buckingham” Palmore, was born September 26, 1952 to Wallace

and Hazel Sprouse of Dillwyn, Virginia. She is survived by her two daughters Christy Palmore

Davis and husband Sam of Buckingham, Virginia, and Sandy Palmore Martin of Buckingham,

Virginia; seven grandchildren Seth, Clayton, Amearah, Hannah, Skylar, Tanner Davis, and Cole



Pam was formally employed at Project:HOMES in Richmond, Virginia where she served as

Project Manager and at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. She

was well respected by her colleagues and she was extremely passionate about the mission and

the work that she did. She cared deeply about each client and she served the Commonwealth

and the housing world for decades. Pam’s lifelong dedication to public service will continue to

be admired by many. She was extremely knowledgeable in her field and worked hard on each

and every project as if it were for her own family. She cared for each and every person she

worked with and treated them like family. Pam built and fostered relationships that lasted long

beyond the job.


Pam never met a stranger. She had a joy for life that was contagious to everyone around her.

She always wore a smile on her face. She was jolly nearly all of the time. Pam was always there

any time a friend called on her. Whenever her friends and family had a problem and confided in

her, she kept it close, owned it, and would see it through to the end no matter how bad things

got. She was selfless and always thinking about others. She was good at finding solutions and

navigating any situation thrown her way. She always knew the right thing to say. Her words

were warm and comforting in those times when many wouldn’t know what to say. Pam also

had a strong moral compass and always expected the truth from others as she would always

provide the truth to everyone around her.


Pam was also known as the life of the party. She always believed in working hard and playing

hard. If you knew her, you knew she would say: “Party over here, Party over there!” and “I’m

Pam from Buckingham, eat potted ham and don’t give a ____.” She had so many sayings. All

who loved her can recall their favorite Pam phrase(s). Another phrase that everyone frequently

heard from Pam was “bless their/your heart.”


She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. She faced many health

battles—especially over the last several years. She struggled greatly and complained little. She

never let anything get her down and her strength, resilience, and tenacity were unmatched. She

has been a tremendous inspiration to so many. Pam demonstrated such a fighting spirit and a

simple joy of life. Everyone who knew her knew that she enjoyed life to the fullest and lived in

the moment, riding high with the top down. Her favorite place was the lake. There was nothing

she loved more than her family and spending time with her friends. Being a grandma was her

absolute favorite thing in the world and she was blessed to be able to live with her grandson

Cole whom she adored.


Pam was a best friend to all who met her. She could lift your spirit and light up a room with

that kind, amazing smile of hers and she always found the light in everything and everyone. So in

typical Pam fashion, remember the good times, the laughs, the countless memories, and party

like no one’s looking.


She was truly one of a kind and as all who knew her would say “there’s no one like her.”


If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to:

Central Virginia Christian School, 164 Industrial Park Road, Dillwyn, VA 23936 or


in honor of Pam from Buckingham.


Viewing will be held Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Dunkum’s Funeral Home in Dillwyn 11:00 – 5:00.

Service will be held Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2:00 at Central Virginia Christian School (outside for a COVID safe environment), 164 Industrial Park Road, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Interment to follow Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, 3008 Troublesome Creek Road, Dillwyn, VA 23936.


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December 26, 2020

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street, P O Box 24
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Funeral Service
December 27, 2020

2:00 PM
Central Virginia Christian School
164 Industrial Park Drive
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Interment following funeral service
December 27, 2020

Bethelehem Baptist Church
3808 Troublesome Creek Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

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