Pamela Jean Burnett, 69 of Joshua Tree, CA passed away on the morning of April 28, 2021 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA. She was born January 31, 1952 in Center, Texas to Jay Ramsey Tomlin and Geraldine Tomlin. Pam grew up in Orange and graduated from Orangefield High School in 1970.
Pam is survived by her three children and their spouses: Tony and Ginny Pickett of Riverside, CA, Kristy and Brad Nation of Rock Hill, SC and Dereck Burnett of Joshua Tree as well as her Grandson, Hunter Pickett; five siblings: Larry, Vicky, Jimmy, Jeff and Lisa; mother Geraldine Tomlin; three step-sons: Ben, Luke and Jake Burnett. She joins her lov ing husband Harry Burnett who preceded her in death in 2011.
Pam traveled all around the country logging many adventures with stops in North Dakota, Washington State, Oregon and most recently California but Texas was always home and was always in her heart. Though she was small in stature, the impact she made on those she came into contact with was huge. She was extremely selfless, overly generous (sometimes to a fault), and always put other people’s wellbeing and happiness (especially those she loved) above her own. She was loved by her friends and co-workers, many of whom called her “Miss Pam.” She was quick witted and never afraid to crack a joke or bring some levity to a situation. She was strong, resilient and beautiful. She will be missed beyond words.
Pam’s graveside service will be on June 14th at Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, Louisiana where she will be laid to rest next to Harry. There will be a small graveside ceremony at the cemetery pavilion for family and close friends.