Pamela Miller Dabney received a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Fisk University in 1974. Upon her completion she returned home to teach sixth grade at Morgan Village Middle School. Throughout her teaching career she not only fulfilled her desire to educate but she motivated her students to be the best they could be. As a dedicated educator for twenty years, she strived to be the best teacher she could be for all students she encountered. She believed in leading by example, a concept that she still practices today.
Growing up the daughter of a funeral director, and becoming a mortician was no strange concept to her.
Therefore, at 41 years of age along with the motivation of her father Carl, Jr. , she enrolled at Mercer County Community College, School of Mortuary Science, receiving her license in October 1994. Suddenly on December 24, 1994, her father, Carl Macbeth Miller, Jr., passed away peacefully. Then she along with her younger brother, Craig Miller, took over the business as the fifth generation in funeral service. Her father instilled in her the sense of service to God and all Mankind. He taught her respect and to treat each family as if they were Kings and Queens, no matter what their socio-economic status was, and to serve each family with dignity and professionalism to which she strives to maintain daily in this profession. Some of her community involvements include being a golden life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., board member of Mary H. Thomas Child Development Center, and president of the Chapel Choir of her church. She is also a member of National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Ladies Auxiliary (N.F.D.M.A.) and 100 Black Woman ofFuneral Service. All that she has learned with the melting of both of her vocations, she hopes to share with her children, AlexisDabney Combs & LesleyDabney Watkins, grandchildren Gabrielle, Levi IV, Michael, Thaddaeus, Leah, Chandler , Cameron and everyone she encounters.