Pamela Ann Lennox Tynes

August 10, 1948 ~ July 4, 2011

Pamela Ann Lennox Tynes, 62, of Sulphur, LA died at 10:00 PM on Monday, July 4, 2011 in a Houston, TX hospital.

Mrs. Tynes was born August 10, 1948 in New Orleans, LA, and after getting married lived in Moss Bluff for about 6 years, and then north of Sulphur for the past thirty-four years. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Dominican High School, attended USL in Lafayette, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. In 2008, she graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor's degree in General Studies and Associates Degree in Art. She enjoyed working as a substitute teacher at S. J. Welsh Middle School and Barbe High School. Mrs. Tynes was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles, where she was a dedicated member of the Prayer Warriors Team and Caring Ministry. As a busy member of the Junior League of Lake Charles she worked on the first edition of the Pirate's Pantry cookbook, and later became a Sustainer in the League. Physical fitness and good health was most important, leading her to compete in triathlons. Supporting the YMCA, she served on its Board and as President. Mrs. Tynes was a founding member of CLEAN (Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now), the Louisiana Head Injury Foundation, and the original Lake Charles Racquet Club. An avid painter, she enjoyed watercolor and portrait artistry and participated in various art groups throughout the years. Mrs. Tynes will always be remembered as a health food and nutrition enthusiast, and helped to form the Community Food Co-op. A loving wife, giving mother, and supportive grandmother, she always put others before herself. As a longtime cancer survivor, she counseled many in need. She was truly selfless, often drawing people closer to her faith by example.

Mrs. Tynes is survived by her husband of forty years, Maurice Lane Tynes of Sulphur; three daughters, Kelsey Forry and husband Shannon of Burbank, CA, Jan Claire Rosenfield and husband Robert of New Orleans, and Caroline Wright and husband Jason of Sulphur; parents, Thomas Newman Lennox and Claire Mae Zander Lennox of Covington, LA, to whom she was very devoted; twin brother, Patrick Lennox and wife Anne of Atlanta, GA; sister, Jean Norton and husband Bill of New Orleans; brother, Wade Lennox and wife Kim of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Michael Lane Forry, Etta Forry, Jackson Forry (newly born July 5, 2011), and Berkley Ann Wright; along with numerous adored nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Noelie Marie Zibilich Zander, with whom she shared a special relationship.

Her funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Reverend Weldon Bares will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 AM until the start of the service. Friends and family are invited to gather in Paxton Hall within the church building immediately after the service. Private interment will be at a later time.

Donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 812 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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  1. Dear Maurice and family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss of your adored wife and mother. She was truly an example of a Southern lady. I have many memories from the spa and also from knowing her again at Barbe where she was a favorite substitute for teachers and students. I spent lunch time with her often and she shared recipes and family stories. I always admired her for her strength and her gentleness.Her smile could certainly light up a room. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Becky Spano

  2. I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Pam. I knew Pam many years ago when we were in our mid teens.She was such a beautiful person both in looks and her soul.God has another angel.My deepest condolences to the family.

  3. Maurice and family , Herman and I would like to office our deepest condolences for the lost of beloved wife, Pam… She was so dear to all who knew her .. We are so sadden by her lose… May God bless you and your family at this time of need. Patsy and Herman Manuel

  4. Maurice, Girls and the entire Lennox family my heart is with you all. My cup runneth over for having known Pam for over 40 years and counting her as one of my very special friends. I love you all. Corky

  5. Mo, Kelsey, JC and Caroline..As I sit here, I am so sad to hear of Pam's passing. I would like to thank each of you for sharing her love and friendship with me for nearly 22 yrs. Somehow our daily 'chats' always became one of insight, inspiration, faith and love. She is truly one of the most remarkable people that will ever touch my life. Even in times of her own pain, heartache and troubles she ALWAYS took time to make sure that I was doing okay. How can someone be so amazing? That is PAM. I am forever grateful for her friendship and my life is better because she was in it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Donna

  6. My dear Maurice, Kelsey, Jan Claire and Caroline,I am so sad as I write this. Pam was such a beautiful friend who was a true inspiration to me and to so many others. She loved you all so much and was so very proud of you and her precious grandchildren! She glowed when she spoke of those babies! She will be so missed by her church family. There really aren't enough words to describe her thoughtfulness, sweetness graciousness and genuine caring. I loved her and will miss her. Just passing her in the hall at church, stopping to catch up a minute was such a blessing to me! You are all in my prayers. God Bless you all,Miss Jane

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tynes and Lennox families. I have known Pam for about 45 years. I went to USL with Pam and Jean. We lived in the same dorm and had a lot of fun during our time a USL. I was lucky enough to reconnect with Pam here in Lake Charles. Caroline was a student at SJ Welsh, Pam was a sub, and I taught at SJW. Pam was still the sweet, loving person I remember from college. I can still see her beautiful smile. I know her special love will live on because she touched so many lives. May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of your loved one, Pam.

  8. On behalf of myself, Veronica, Abby, Selena, Marcus and Brendan – we will miss our beloved cousin Pam. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

  9. Pam was the reason I wanted to pledge tri Sigma. I remembered her from swimming at Metairie CC when we were very young- where she was, even then, the prettiest, kindest and nicest person I'd ever met. My prayers are with all of her family.

  10. The Lord now holds her close, as we all draw closer to God, on behalf of all those whom she loved. Our prayers and thoughts are with you; and we are here for you at any time. God bless and keep you in the days, months, and years to come.

  11. To the Tynes Lennox Families, We have all of you in many Prayers, so sorry for your Loss. Sincerely Nelie Ken Harmon

  12. We know that she was greeted at heaven's gate with twinkling eyes, a beautiful smile and a hug that made her feel as welcomed as she made everyone feel when she greeted them at her earthly home. We feel blessed to have known her. Keeping you in our prayers,The Dubard Family

  13. Your mother was a rare beauty! She was always so kind and caring and offered so many cherished words of wisdom after my mothers death. I know that she is in heaven with the angels truly enhancing the beauty of all that heaven has to offer.

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