Phyllis Audrey “Pam” McCullough, of Harrisburg went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at the UPMC Harrisburg Hospital. She was born on Thursday, January 27, 1938, in Steelton, PA. to the late Chester S. Freeman, Sr. and Maggie Macon Freeman.
“Mother Dear” as she was affectionately known received her formal education and graduated from the Steelton Public School System, and attended Howard University for Nursing. Phyllis returned to Steelton PA and worked at the Harrisburg State Hospital for several years. She also worked for Blue Shield in Camp Hill before transferring to the one in Philadelphia to reunite with her husband. She retired with over 25 years of service.
She was a member of the Cyrenus Temple No. 75, I.B.P.O.E in Steelton PA, with which she did most of her traveling many years ago. She loved God, the blue skies, admiring the trees, traveling, singing, dancing, reading, and writing poetry. She loved all kinds of music and doing all kinds of puzzles. She loved living in Philadelphia where she worked part time for the Sunday Sun Newspaper, she said it was for all the perks/event tickets she received. She was always on the go. She also loved her Media Study Group that she participated in for many years.
Phyllis moved back to Harrisburg in January 2021 due to health problems. She spent the last 2 years with her daughter Rochelle and son-in-law Larry. She brought them so much laughter and memorable moments each day. When you saw one of them, you knew the other two weren't far behind. She loved life, laughter, socializing and she never complained. She got to know and loved her Greater Zion Family; she even played the role of Debra in a skit during vacation Bible School. She loved going to church to worship.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Samuel McCullough and her brother Chester "Bucky" Freeman, Jr.
She leaves to celebrate her life, her daughters, Oveta “Vicky” Johnston of Harrisburg PA, Virgie “Tricky” Rasheed-Thorn (Mueen) of Philadelphia PA, Michelle “Micky” McCullough of Harrisburg PA, Rochelle “Chicky” Pitts (Larry) of Harrisburg PA. She had 9 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren, a host of other children and friends that she allowed to stay WHENEVER they wanted, also a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
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