Pamela Nellie Augustin, age 84, of Gilberts, IL, passed away February 26, 2020 at Aperion Care in Elgin, IL. Pamela was born October 25, 1935 in Nueva Ecija, Phillippines to her loving parents, Celedonio Lopez and Aurora Maniquiz.

Pamela had the vision to bring her family to America to pursue a better life, and she moved here in 1982, with her son Roderick following to be with her in 1983. Pamela married Robert Augustin on August 6, 1989 (which was also Roderick’s birthday) .

She worked very hard to ensure Roderick had more opportunities than she did as a child. Pamela had an “old school” approach to parenting that respected tradition. She took pride in passing down lessons she had learned from her own mother. She was tough and focused on building her son’s character and strength.

Pamela was a beloved figure in her family and she treated her nieces and nephews as her own.  They all called her “Momma Darling.” To her daughter-in-law’s family, she was “Mommy,” and to everyone else, she was simply “Grandma.”

Pamela was a talented cook who enjoyed making meals from scratch for her loved ones. She had a talent for re-creating dishes her family enjoyed at restaurants, saying, “now we don’t have to eat out!”

Loved ones will remember Pamela as generous and friendly, with a loving heart.

Pamela was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Augustin and her siblings, Rodolfo Lopez, Erlinda Reyes, Teresita Sulit and Reynaldo Lopez.

She is survived by her son, Roderick (Myla) Lopez and her grandchildren, Gabrielle and Matthew.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m-9:00p.m. with Service at 7:00p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.  Funeral Mass will be 11:00a.m. Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 201 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Seymour, TN, 37865. Interment to follow at Boyds Creek Cemetery in Sevierville, TN.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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