April 8, 1954-Jan. 15, 2022

Loved by many: Celebration of Life for Pamela Revels Johnikin
Pamela Revels Johnikin was a resident of Powhatan. She died Jan. 15, 2022, at 8:40 p.m. arising from a series of chronic medical conditions. She was 68.
Pamela, or Pam as she was known, was born April 8, 1954, in Natchitoches and raised during her youth there. She graduated from Allen High School. She attended both Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and Dillard University in New Orleans.
She was married to James Johnikin for over 15 years.
She was an avid Mardi Gras costume designer and enjoyed marching with the Wild Tchoupitoulas every year to celebrate Mardi Gras. She traveled frequently to Houston for family.
She is survived by her birth daughter, Ira Revels; her brother, Hardrick Rivers; and a host of cousins and family members.
She is preceded in death by her birth mother, Melba Rivers; adopted mother, Eloise Odums Revels; and adopted father, Ira Revels.
During her 35-year career as an Executive Assistant for New Orleans celebrity Chef Paul Prudhomme, Fort Saint Jean Baptiste and an accountant for the 5-Star Restaurant, Commander’s Palace, she brought joy and laughter to many.
A Jazz Memorial will be Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Revels Farm, 247 Alexandria St., Natchitoches. Family and friends will march her remains to the family gravesite located at the Powhatan Cemetery at Smith Island Road. A repast will be at the home with music and a Mardi Gras theme to celebrate her life. Friends and family are invited to share their happy memories of her at the repast beginning at 4 p.m. in the Natchitoches Room at Russell Hall on the NSU campus.
Pam was a great lover of cats. Please send donations in her name to the Natchitoches Humane Society at their website or to her family via Cash App at $irev09.