Pamela J. Purdon, 53, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Baptist in Orange. A funeral service was held on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Dorman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kevin Trinkle officiating. Burial was at Orange Forest Lawn.

She was a native of Orange; born on July 8, 1956 to parents Billy W. Vail and Helen (Oakley) Henry. She was a life long resident of Orange. Pamela was a loving companion, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her father; sisters, Christine Lewing, Theresa Gentry; grandmothers, Bess Vail and Margaret Davis.

Pamela is survived by her long time companion, Glenn Lewing of Orange; mother, Helen Henry of Houston; daughters, Shaunna Purdon of Conroe, Brittany Purdon of Orange; son, Erik Lewing of Orange; sister, Lisa Todd of Ridgely, Tenn; brothers, Billy W. Vail Jr. of Orange, Henry Vail II of Houston; grandchildren, Cheyanne Haley, Kiara, Ashlyn, Emily, Ashley, and numerous extended family, including nieces, nephews, stepsisters, and stepsons.