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Celebrating the life of

Pamela Nesbit-Ferris

Passed away on September 15, 2022

Pamela Nesbit-Ferris

Pamela Claire Nesbit-Ferris, 63, died Thursday, September 15, 2022, following complications from a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Savannah, Georgia, on October 12, 1958, to Emmett and Florence Nesbit, and lived most of her life in her beautiful hometown. Pam was a graduate of Jenkins High School, and later graduated from Armstrong State College, where she met her future husband, Charles Ferris. They married on June 19, 1982, and had two sons together, Walker and Garrison. Pam was employed for three years as a middle and high school teacher, while also, and subsequently, working in catering and food service with her father and other family members for a multitude of concerts at the Savannah Civic Center, for innumerable baseball games at Grayson Stadium, and for many events at other venues around Savannah. As her family grew, her skills transitioned to providing food for her children’s school and Scouting events, and for large holiday gatherings and other family occasions.

Pam was a loving mother, wife, and friend, and was particularly fond of all sorts of animals. She expended tremendous time and energy in rescuing and caring for countless creatures, looking after a menagerie of rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, a dog, a chinchilla, and, especially, cats, all of which she cherished. Many of the cats she rescued are still with her family. Halloween was her favorite holiday; she spent weeks each October decorating her house and yard. Pam designed and made new costumes every year for her family, including her parents, and even her grandmother, who wore them to the Halloween parties she hosted for almost two decades. Her talents extended to making costumes for numerous other events, and to helping with set design and wardrobe for multiple plays at her children's school. She loved being in the sun and on the water, frequently helping at practices for her sons’ rowing team, and providing and coordinating the food service at their regattas. As a friend put it, her war cry urging on rowers during the races “could probably be heard in the next county.”

Pam was creative, vibrant, quirky, strong willed, entertaining, and very funny, full of life and energy, a pleasure to be with. She is remembered fondly and with great love by her husband, Charles Ferris, her sons, Walker Ferris and Garrison Ferris, her brother, Garry Nesbit, and her uncle, John Kerves, as well as by multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

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Charlie, I’m sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Michael

- Michael Parker, Richmond Hill, Ga

Our deepest sympathy - our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

- The Lavrisa Family , Savannah, GA

Charles, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all who know and love you and Pam. Those who know her know there was no one like her.

- Larry Branson, Guyton, GA

Charles, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Garrison, and Walker. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this very difficult time.

- McNab Reeves, Savannah, GA

Charlie, Dona and I extend our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

- Dion Hall and Dona Baker, Savannah , Georgia

Charles, Garrison & Walker, We will always remember your mothers infectious smile and laughter. We were privileged to have known her. All times best Halloween Parties in the WORLD. Our love, thoughts are with you in your time of grief. Tus amigos, Andrew, Nicholas, Carol & José

- José F. Rodríguez Currás, Johns Creek, GA

Dear Ferris family: I have to share with you that your Mom/Wife was the most beautiful girl in our elementary school. So very sad to see such a wonderful person leave your lives prematurely. Sincerely, Malcolm Butler

- Malcolm Butler, Bluffton, SC

Dr. Ferris and boys, so sorry for your loss. Wonderful and precious memories to hold on to forever. Sending prayers and hugs to all.

- Jan StJohn, StSimons Island, Ga

Garry, Charlie and family. I was so saddened to hear of Pam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you navigate this horrific lost. Debbie White

- Debbie white, Savannah , Ga

Garry, Charlie and family. I was so saddened to hear of Pam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you navigate this horrific lost. Debbie White

- Debbie white, Savannah , Ga

Garry, Charlie and family. I was so saddened to hear of Pam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you navigate this horrific lost. Debbie White

- Debbie white, Savannah , Ga

Charles, please accept my heart felt condolences and know that I am here for you. Your friends love you and the boys and Pam’s memory lives in our hearts. What fun she brought to us all!

- Mary Ann Dudley, Savannah, GA

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Dearest Charles, Walker, and Garrison, your wife/mother was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. My life was enriched by having her, and you, in it, and any memories that crop up of Pamela always make me smile. She was a shining star. Love to you all and to Pam who is now smiling down on you.

- Erica Rollings, Blairsville, GA

Such wonderful memories of Pam, Charlie, Garry, Emmett, and Flossie at Bill Hilliard’s after nights at the stadium and Civic Center. She was so creative and so hilarious! Will keep all of you in my prayers.

- Therese Powers, Savannah, Georgia

Such wonderful memories of Pam, Charlie, Garry, Emmett, and Flossie at Bill Hilliard’s after nights at the stadium and Civic Center. She was so creative and so hilarious! Will keep all of you in my prayers.

- Therese Powers, Savannah, Georgia

I remember Pam from many years ago working with the family at Grayson Stadium and how fun and loving she was. I’m praying for all of you to feel God’s comfort!

- Clare Lowenthal Kellar, Hartwell, GA

I am a friend of Tracy and Pat Devany. I feel that I have known Pam by listening to the stories of travels, Halloween parties and, of course, the caring of animals. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

- Sandra Minento, Miami Lakes, FL

Sorry for your loss. We will always have the wonderful memories. Our prayers will be with you and your family.

- Tina, Sam and Chris , Tyrone , Georgia

I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

- Susan Brown Barfield , Savannah, GA

Charles I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful wife! Thinking of you all and praying for you.

- Ginger McBride (Whalley), Hendersonville, NC

So very sorry to see this Charles. She, mama, and daddy are having a fish and grits meal together looking at their cherished Vernon River. She did live a vast and varied life. Denis and I send our deepest condolences. Angie Smith Corder and Denis Corder

- Angela Corder, Cleveland, TN

My deepest sympathy to all of Pam's family. I remember both of you before you were married. I am a dear friend of Maggie and John. I am so sorry.

- Trisha Bullington , Chesterfield, Virginia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Services will be annouced at a later date