Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and 3ABN board member, Pamela Ann Chanslor Rhodes. Pam passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with Jimmy, her loving husband of 41 years, and her family by her side.
Born in Lubbock, Texas on May 30, 1950, to Blake and June Chanslor, she began using her natural and God-given singing talent in church at the tender age of five.
Following high school, she attended and graduated from Loma Linda University in California, where she continued singing and traveling with the Chamberlain Singers. She completed her master’s degree in education in 1988 and spent several years teaching first and second grades.
Pam met the love of her life at a camp meeting service, and later married Jimmy Rhodes in Palm Springs, California, on June 10, 1973.
A very gifted and well-known vocalist, Pam recorded six albums and two DVDs, winning both a Telly and an Angel Award for her music.
Most recently she completed Windows of Faith, a compilation of uplifting stories from her childhood, teaching career, marriage to her musically talented husband, and life lessons from her own children.
Pam is survived by her husband Jimmy Rhodes; her children, Deborah, Jimmy, and Rondi; two brothers; and five grandchildren.
“Pam will be sorely missed by all of us who had come to love and appreciate her,” says 3ABN founder, Danny Shelton. “Her dedication and commitment to God was an inspiration as she tirelessly gave of herself to minister to others. She could always make me laugh and I never left her presence that I didn’t feel better. Please continue to pray for Jimmy and his family in their time of grief,” he adds.
“Pam Rhodes was not only a very talented singer she was also a very dedicated woman of faith,” says 3ABN president, Jim Gilley. “She served on 3ABN’s board and was chairman of the Kenneth Cox Ministries board, as well. One of the most, loving, caring and generous persons I have ever known, Pam has left a great legacy for her children and grandchildren. She was truly one of those larger than life personalities that you rarely meet in your lifetime. We all will miss her.”