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Pamela Hutchinson was a singer with the R&B and disco group the Emotions, known for hits including the Grammy-winning “Best of My Love.”

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Published in Observer-Reporter on Sep. 21, 2020.
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October 29, 2020
I remember the time at saw you and your sisters in concert in Washington, DC. It was a wonderful show and I got the chance to meet all of you. Thank you for the music! God Bless your heavenly spirit ❤
Everett Bellamy
Acquaintance
October 28, 2020
My condolences to the family. I loved the Emotions songs, in which, she was so much a part of. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
October 27, 2020
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Carol Sivadge
October 19, 2020
I have loved you sisters from day one, I still have and play your music in pandora. I hate I will never see the three of you perform again. May pamela rest easy the world of music will not be the same. What a voice that sista had. Much love and prayers to her sisters.
Diane Googe
Friend
October 17, 2020
Loved Pamela on PBS!! Great Sweet Group....hugs to the Family~~
susie davis
October 10, 2020
Deepest condolences to the Hutchinson family, many, many friends, and fans. Pamela was a singer with the R&B and disco group the Emotions, they got a Grammy-winning hit song "Best of My Love" is a song that many will NEVER be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Pamela. May her music keep her memory alive forever.
Darlene
October 4, 2020
RIH Pamela to one of my favorite group of Ladies EVER! Jeanette Wanda and Sheila and families are all in our prayers and May God continue to comfort you all! Love FOREVER!!
Horace Prewitt
October 3, 2020
Pamela, I grew up on your music. You are loved by many....You will be missed.
Donna Hill
Friend
October 3, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. I loved the Emotions! Those were the good times. Pamela will be missed . Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
October 2, 2020
Pamela My Friend, My Pal, My Chum, Buddy Of Mine! Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For This I've Vome To Grops That I Must Except Your Transitioning To A Higher and Better Place. Pamela Hutchinson You Will Be Missed Greatly!! I Thank Yeshua For The Short Time We Were Able To Spend Together Along With Sheila Hutchinson-Witt. I Will Cherish Our Friendship For Life... RIH My Sweet & Beautiful Friend
Angela Bryant
Friend
October 2, 2020
Just know how much you are loved
Laura Jackson
Friend
October 1, 2020
My prayers are with the family. God bless you all.
Jimmy Pleasant
Friend
October 1, 2020
Alishia
September 30, 2020
Pamela, thank you for sharing your gift with the world! I have many great memories with the Emotions’ music as the soundtrack. We will always speak your name...Rest Well.
Raina Shaw
September 29, 2020
Condolences to the Hutchinson family. May God give you peace that’s surpasses all understanding.

The Gray Family of Detroit, MI family of bass player Kenny “Boudreau” Gray
Stephanie Brown
Acquaintance
September 29, 2020
Our condolences to the Hutchinson family, may God provide peace that surpasses all understanding in your grief.

The Gray Family of Detroit, Michigan related to bass player Kenny “Boudreau” Gray.
Stephanie Brown
Acquaintance
September 29, 2020
She had a beautiful voice!!! A fan from Raleigh, North Carolina. Keeping you and your family in prayer
September 28, 2020
You will be missed Pamela! I am 62 now but I have loved the songs of the Emotions since I was a teenager!
Dana Van Brakle
September 28, 2020
We just learned that Pamela has passed away and we send our condolences to the family. I fondly remember watching Pamela and you perform on Soul Train and listening to your music when I was growing up. Her voice harmonized beautifully with the group. Thank you, Pamela, for the memories and the music. You will be remembered. May prayers strengthen you and cherished memories comfort you. 23rd Psalm
September 28, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family who i pretty much in a make believe world had adopted. I would always tell my husband when playing the music of The Emotions that those were my aunts. I told my mom on last Monday had either one of them
ever passed away I would be off from work on bereavement because they were my family. Then a couple days after saying that my mom went to my sisters' home and found her deceased. So as I pray for this family(my adopted family)... Please pray for my family here in Dallas, Texas. May God be with us all.
Tammy Pryor
Family
September 28, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gloria Steagall
September 27, 2020
You brought me Joy though your singing. RIP
Frederick Robb
September 27, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My condolences...
September 27, 2020
Huge Emotion Fan. May Pamela Rest In Peace and the family find comfort in knowing that many mourning with them.
Jackie Samuelsj
Friend
September 27, 2020
Boogie wonderland is my favorite. My mom and dad basement parties was always a hit when my dad played that song. My condolences
Lana Talley
September 27, 2020
loved the emotions and pamela
robert varey
September 26, 2020
My condolences to the family. Love the music the group song. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
September 26, 2020
Blessings
Sandra Bradley
September 26, 2020
My condolences go out to the family of one of the greatest songtresses of all time. Rip Ms. Pamela Hutchinson. I remember listening and jamming to the song 'Best Of My Love' in the early 80's as I was a little girl just learning how to dance. You will never be forgotten and your music will forever live on! May God be with you for all eternity!!!
Tedra Ford
September 26, 2020
You will live on in our ears,in our minds and in our visions.
Jerri Bryant
Significant_other
September 26, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 25, 2020
Deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Pamela Hutchinson, on her passing. May her legacy give you comfort and may the God of all comfort strengthen and sustain you now and in the days to come.
Michael C
September 24, 2020
So sorry for your lost
Pamela Parker
Friend
September 24, 2020
I'm in shock to hear this devastating news of Pam. This is my favorite group of all time. I have all your music. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with us. I'm praying for you all. God comfort you all like only He can.
Brenda Davis
Friend
September 24, 2020
She will be missed but not forgotten, she possessed this beautiful spirit that you could feel it in her voice when she sings. She will always live in my heart❤
Phillip Traylor
Friend
September 24, 2020
Memories Of Watching The Emotions On Soul Train Back In The Day 70's Also Hearing The Emotions On The Radio God Bless The Family I To Have Been Suffering From Health Issues After The Death Of My Mother ( Eleanor) In 2011. It's Rough Yet God Is Always With Us. Love Your Music.
Marsha Morrison
Friend
September 23, 2020
We enjoyed your music. May your soul rest with our Lord Jesus. You will be missed truly.
Regina Powell
September 23, 2020
The Emotions were a powerhouse group and Pamelas” voice was a signature staple that help meld together the melodic sounds of three beautiful Black women. I am saddened by the loss but will forever be grateful for the wonderful memories. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
June Price
September 23, 2020
One of the best Harmonizer is b the business we love her and my condolences to the entire family
Ty
Acquaintance
September 23, 2020
Scott Chamberland
September 23, 2020
I did not know Pamela, but have been a fan and long time friend of Cathy Hutchinson here in Lincoln, Nebraska. We have conversed quite often about the family's singing prowess and how it's all about the music that the Emotions and all of the Hutchinson family have given to the public all these decades of 60 years. I just wanted to add my condolences to a proud and wonderful singing family. You have lost a young voice of the family. May peace be with you and Pamela. Your friend, Clark Besch
Clark Besch
Friend
September 23, 2020
I grew up listening to the music of The Emotions. They remain my favorite group of all time. It was amazing to watch Pamela take the place of Jeanette in the group in 1977 while she was still a teenager. Flowers, I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love, Best of My Love, A Feeling Is and Blessed are my favorites along with Boogie Wonderland. Thanks for sharing your music, beauty and talent with the world. My sincere condolences are extended to her daughter and the entire Hutchinson family.
Sammy Allen
September 23, 2020
To the Hutchinson Family:
Our condolences are with you in your loss of Pamela. Praying for your continuous strength and many blessings...
Thank-you "Emotions" for your melodious voices!

The Sims
September 22, 2020
Thank you for the vocals that captured the many souls to cheers of happiness; never forgotten!
William Council
Friend
September 22, 2020
Condolences to the family !!!
Gone so soon.
Watched you over the years from a far. My your spirit Rest In Peace.
J Maroy.
Mt Vernon Class of 72
Jessie Maroy
Classmate
September 22, 2020
Pamela my friend the precious memories of our child hood in elementary and high school. You were grounded into your home roots you did not forget us I know because life was good in Washington heights we all blossom and grew to be the queen we were destine to be
Mount Vernon Elem and fenger high family LOVE YOU
Robin Mcpherson
September 22, 2020
Pamela was Amazing! We meet while working together in The Chicago Passion Play. I was one of the Actors and She was one of the Singers along with her Sisters who were Featured in the Play. I was a friend of her Brother but Pamela had a place in my heart because I knew she was going places, as well as her Sisters! God Bless you for Touching so Many! You shall Remain an Angel in my Life
John Buchanan
Friend
September 22, 2020
Gonna miss those Angelic sounds!
DONALD PLOWDEN
September 22, 2020
I thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents with the worlds. Love you all. Your the best girl group in the world. Much, much love.
Mary Donald
Friend
September 22, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Rest In Perfect Peace Sweet Angel.
M Franklin
September 22, 2020
Rest In Peace.
Hildred Thompson-Freeman
September 22, 2020
I LOVED THE EMOTIONS AND I FEEL AS THOUGH A FAMILY MEMBER HAS PASSED. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
Joannie Burnett
Acquaintance
September 22, 2020
RIH Pamela! You and your beautiful voice will be missed. The Emotions are one of my favorite R&B groups
Sabrina Griffin
Significant_other
September 22, 2020
Wil miss a beautiful song bird.
Stephen Williams
September 22, 2020
Rose Brown&family
September 22, 2020
Rest in Heavenly Paradise
Westwood Area Memphis, TN
September 22, 2020
Condolences to the family S.I.P. Pamela.
September 22, 2020
Growing up in Chicago I was bless to know the Hutchinson's.My heart and condolences goes out to the family!May the Lord bless and give the family strength!Love always!
Michael Davis
Neighbor
September 22, 2020
To the family and friends of Pamela Hutchinson, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you for this devastating loss. When you experience the loss of an artist popular during your youth, it touches the heart deeply and we too mourn, although not knowing the artist personally. May God give you peace and comfort you during this time of great sadness!
T L
Neighbor
September 22, 2020
dear, mrs Lillian hutchinson , & jeanette ,wanda ,joe jr ,sheila, & keena. i am so sorry to learn about pamela's passing, but we know she is resting in the arms of the almighty god. pams legacy will live on with us until the end of time. its known world wide that the sisters have the best harmonies of any female group god created which is truly a gift from above. please remember [ God said he would take away the sting of death.] so be encouraged. your #1 fan sincerly ROBERT GREENE louisville ky.
robert greene
Friend
September 22, 2020
So very shocked and sad to hear of Pamela’s passing. The Emotions was and always will be one of best female vocal groups ever. May Almighty God in the Heavens take care of you massaging your sad and grieving hearts with his great peace and loving tender care. Pamela will truly be missed but what a beautiful legacy she left behind.
BRY
September 22, 2020
Many Condolences to the Hutchinson Family. I grew up listening to the Emotions. They were my favorite girl group . Those sister could sing, and "DON"T ASK MY NEIGHBOR" A CLASSIC . Rest in Peace Pamela and Thank You for some beautiful music.
Rhonda Calhoun
September 22, 2020
R.I.P. Pamela enjoyed your music for many years.
CECIL JONES
September 22, 2020
God Bless You Pamela You Now Sing With The Holy Choir of God
Rain Watkins
Friend
September 22, 2020
Rain Watkins
Friend
September 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Charles Covington
September 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tracy Harris
September 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cassandra Evans
September 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Larry Warren
September 22, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Phyllis Warren
September 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Phyllis Warren
September 22, 2020
Rest in Peace , You will be miss. You never be forgotten. Love those songs.
Carol Hathaway
September 22, 2020
My Condolences
MARCIA Smith
September 21, 2020
I would like to send my condolences to the family from the Richardson Family
Kathleen Timmons
Friend
September 21, 2020
Family: You got the best of my sympathy.
Eleanor Bridges
Acquaintance
September 21, 2020
"A Feeling Is", The "Best Of My Love", But She "Don't Ask My Neighbor" For "Flowers". Thanks! For These Songs, That I Put Together In A Poem In Tribute To You. May You Always Continue To "Rest.In.Paradise.Peacefully." Pamela Hutchinson...Through Your Sisters, Your Music Legacy Would Live On For Generations To Come.
Darius Green
September 21, 2020
With fondest thoughts, love and prayers. May you rest in peace. ❤
Eileen Richmond
Friend
September 21, 2020
R.i.P Pamela, thanks for sharing your voice on some of the best music ever, never will you be forgotten
yulondra topp
September 21, 2020
Your voice will be remembered.
Stephanie Schell
September 21, 2020
I remember the Emotions in the 80s I loved them so much what a voice she had. May she R.I.P and my Condolences to her families.
Willie Simmons
September 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family for the positive performances
Peace.
Khalid Samad
September 21, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Will Hahn
September 21, 2020
One of my favorite singing groups growing up, so sorry to hear of the loss of Pamela Hutchinson. Heartfelt condolences to the Hutchinson family, truly sorry for your loss, may God be with you as at this time of your tears.
September 21, 2020
Condolences to the family. A beautiful angel sleeps in the arms of the Lord now Rest in Peace Pamela.
Mary L. Barnes
September 21, 2020
Rest in Pamela...I really enjoyed your music and style. You were the "Best." Pamela R. C.
Pamela C
September 21, 2020
Remember hearing their songs on the radio over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
September 21, 2020
DEBRA L CEOL
September 21, 2020
My heart goes out to the Hutchinson family during your time of great sorrow! May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your minds giving you the desired peace and comfort according to your need. Treasure that thought that Pamela will be fondly remembered and adored by all her fans!
Dee
September 21, 2020
Loved your songs. Thank your songs❤
Maria Boyle
September 21, 2020
Family:

What a bless voice Ms. Hutchinson had. When my cousins & friends saw the Emotions on Soul Train, the party got started. My generation will never forget the songs & smile with the beautiful music of the Emotions.

Rest in peace Ms. Hutchinson, sing with the angels.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Juanita Janey
Fan
September 21, 2020
Godspeed Pamela, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful music memories.
Harry Simpson
September 21, 2020
To the family, I am sorry for your loss. May all the beautiful memories of Pamela bring a smile to your face and may the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace.
RH
September 21, 2020
May the Lord continuously surround your family with his light of peace, love and healing. May the loving spirit of Pamela forever live in your hearts, minds and souls...Our deepest condolences at this most somber time. We will treasure her loving memories as a member of the "Emotions" She shall sing on in the Heavenly Choir amongst all the other "Angels" AMEN
Carolyn Murray
Friend
September 21, 2020
My Heartfelt Condolences to the Hutchinson Family. Will keep you in Prayer.
Dale Livingston
September 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Linda Harris
September 21, 2020
Sending heart felt condolences and prayers to the family and friends. Pamela has brought wonderful music in to our lives she will be truly missed. Rest in heavenly peace
Reggie Richardson
September 21, 2020
Pamela Hutchins, thanks for all of the great music you brought to us. You will be missed. Rest In Peace.
Juanita Jones-Vaughn
Spouse
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