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Pamela Marie Desselle

October 20, 1947 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 72)


In the end, Multiple System Atrophy won, but it was not without an epic battle led by valor, determination and hope. But before the end, the beginning.... I was born Pamela Marie Desselle on October 20, 1947. My father was Leo Paul Desselle and my mother was Mary Rose Bordelon Desselle. I leave behind my beloved, Robert Sabolyk, husband of 30 years. We share eternity together. My fabulous children and grandchildren: Jonas Dax Fruge and daughter, Sloan; Marlon Garth Fruge, his wife Jessica and their sons, Banyan and Jett; Desiree Fruge Mataya, her husband Michael, and their sons Miles and Waylon. My two step-daughters and step-grandsons: Sherry Sabolyk Schultz, her husband Michael and her son, Jacob John Kindscher V; and Erin Sabolyk Ryder, her husband Grant and their sons, Colton and Luke. My loving siblings Suzzette Bratton and husband Kenneth, and Leo Desselle, III., and wife Michelle. My nieces and nephews: Tisha Phelan, Charlotte Farley, Leo Pierre Desselle, Zachariah Desselle, Kasey Bratton, Keinan Bratton, Kyle Bratton, Henry Desselle and Jackson Desselle. Not long after my father returned from the service in the Navy, my parents were introduced by my mother's aunt, Predunce. A Cajun wedding was soon to follow. They moved into a mid-city commune. The double shot gun house was home to Aunt Velma and Uncle Roy Tannahill and cousin Loyce, Velma's beauty salon, and August and Angelle Bordelon, my grandparents. We lived in the back of the double and had access to a backyard and a shed, which was my haven when my siblings, Suzette and Leo acted up. Adding to the commune was my Aunt, Earline Bordelon, and her sons Raymond and John. My life was filled with street-car rides to Canal Street Shopping, Audubon Zoo, City Park for picnics, riverboat rides, Mardi Gras parades, and to the Saenger Theatre to see Elvis movies (my Mother's heartthrob). I attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School from first grade to 9th. While there I was class officer, cheerleader, dramarian, and a daily communicant. I went to mass every day, and don't forget the Saturday night dances at Sacred Heart Gym. I am forever grateful to my family, friends and caregivers: Debbie Hupp, Sydney Williams, Nancy Sinatra, Susan Geoghegan, Sandy Marmillion, Michael Dezura, Tony Vozzo, and my cousins Loyce and Ross Schellesci. A celebration of my life will be held at a later date when we can really celebrate and be together.


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