Pamela Renee Stelly Thibodeaux, age 68, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Pam was an adventurous child, who prided herself with the ability to climb a rope with her toes. Pam was a tomboy, but more than that she was just plain cool. And that personality served her throughout her life.
Pam graduated from Thibodaux High School and LSU School of Photography.
Pam’s career was diverse. She managed Aamco and Capp’s for many years, during a period where this field was opened overwhelmingly to men only.
Pam’s professional accomplishments are best identified in her photography. She worked for Glamour Shots, Reeds and then opened her own boudoir studio in Florida. Pam along with her husband Gary, opened a wedding photography business back in Baton Rouge. Pam will always be remembered for her ability to capture the absolute best of people. Her work will remain in photo albums, shared with generations to come.
Pam loved driving around in her convertible, Tequila Sunrise hibiscus flowers, and getting down to James Brown. No one can forget that underlying hint of mischief in both her contagious smile and infectious laugh. She lit up every room she entered.
Pam was devoted to her friends, many who have remained in her life since high school. She loved life and everything and everyone who was lucky enough to live in her orbit. She welcomed the chance to know people on a personal level, striving to create deep and lasting bonds with everyone she encountered. She was often regarded as someone who worried about others far more than she worried for herself.
Pam’s friends remember her for her sassy demeanor, her charming wit and her unfailing generosity.
Pam never set herself up as the center of attention, but it was easy to see she was the glue that created her circle of close friends.
Pam’s greatest love was her family, especially her husband Gary, who she referred to on Facebook as “her man”. Pam and Gary built a wonderful life, blending their families together, sharing a business, and a love of motorcycles and boating. Many people know Pam was a fantastic cook, who made an incredible Crawfish Pie. Few people know, Pam made Gary’s lunch every, single day.
Pam was beautiful with a heart to match. Heaven is more magnificent with her in it. Here on earth, she will be missed.
Pam leaves behind an incredible legacy of love, seen in her husband, children and grandchildren, in loving family members and lifelong friends. And we are forever blessed in the love we share for Pam.
Pam is survived by her loving husband, Gary Thibodeaux, her son, Sean Aycock, her son, Jeff and wife Michelle Thibodeaux, her daughter, Christy Thibodeaux, her brothers and sisters, Cindy and Rick Matthews, Claire and Russell Horn, Suzette and Chris Simms, Chris and Diane Stelly, Donny and Trasie Stelly, Tobi and Corey Gomez, her mother, Billie Stelly, her grandchildren, Cierra Aycock, Grant Thibodeaux, Dylan Thibodeaux, Chase Thibodeaux, Isabelle Thibodeaux, Ava Thibodeaux, Iris Roberts, her many nieces and nephews, and her dear friends Janet Paul, Cindy Griffin, Carol Robbins, Cathy Crochet and Vicki Swain.
She was preceded in death by her son, Josh Aycock, her brother, Robert Stelly, Jr, her father, Robert Stelly Sr, and her granddaughter, Violet Thibodeaux.
Visitation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 on May 19 from 1:00pm until services at 3:00pm.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.