Pamela “Sadie” Diane Wilson Higdem passed away on June 27, 2022 at her home in Sherwood, Arkansas surrounded by loved ones. She was born on April 13, 1954, in Stuttgart, Arkansas to parents Claude W. and Betty Sue Glover Wilson who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Brenton Higdem originally of Bagley, Minnesota; sister, Claudia Wilson of Spokane, Washington; daughters, Claudia Garrett of Myrtle, Mississippi, Rosemary Ezell, and Elizabeth Upton of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and stepson, Brandon Box-Higdem of Springdale, Arkansas; as well as the people who meant the most to her and call her Sadie, her grandchildren: Blaine, Anna, Norah, Beckett, Juliana, and Alexandria.
Pam was a nurse for over 40 years earning her RN and BSN from the Baptist School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee as well as a Certification of Public Health from UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. She worked for 30 years at the VA hospital in Little Rock spending most of her career in Infection Prevention. She then spent time working for Baptist Health, UAMS, and as a consultant for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves Nurse Corps from 1986 to 2000 retiring at the rank of Captain.
She will be most remembered for her friendly demeanor, big smile, and even bigger personality. Pam never met a stranger and loved everyone with her whole heart. She strived to make sure anyone that came to her home was treated like family. She leaves behind a host of friends and extended family members who will miss her dearly.
“To my girls and Brent- I’ll watch over you. Be strong, dedicated to what is right, and give LOVE every day to those in your family first then to others. Don’t hold back your love because the more you give, the more you will receive. I love you very, very much and I am proud of you and Brent, I am so proud to be your wife. Thank you for loving me and my girls.”
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 1, 2022, at North Little Rock First United Methodist Church (6701 JFK Blvd).