Our momma loved to sing, dance, and cook for her family during the holiday. She really loved her family. Pamela J. Batchman aka Ms. Tashee life began on April 8, 1955 in St. Louis Missouri. She was the baby of 7 children born to Alfred and Marguerite Batchman. The family relocated to Chicago Illinois, Pamela began singing in school where she met Byron Woods, the father of her daughter, Ayoka in 1974. Pamela and Byron started a group called “The Celestrials.” They were well known group in the Chicago local circuit. Pamela and Byron were one of the original Soul Train dancers in the 70’s, in Chicago. Pamela graduated from Marshall Harlem High School. Pamela left Chicago to perdue her singing career in California in the mid 70’s. Pamela studied Performing Arts at a local Los Angeles College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Musical Performing Arts. Pamela changed her name to Tashee and became the lead singer, song writer and percussionist to the Mystic Soundss. Nova Star 7, with her brother Abby and childhood friend Bradford Comer. They recorded albums and traveled around the world. Tashee was well known for her unique vocal style and sound. She had the gift to light up a room. In the late 70’s she met David Pugh and had a son, David Jr. in 1978. Tashee faced a lot of trials and tribulations with the entertainment lifestyle. Later in life, she had some obstacle that brought her to Christ, where she joined New Judah Christian Church and became a Praise Team member.
She leaves her loving sisters, Gladys Humphries, and Arlene Batchman. Her daughter, Ayoka Greene, (son-in-law) Domino Greene, son David Pugh, grandchildren (in order) Traymar Johnson, Chyna Green, Isaiah Woods-Greene, Deontray Pugh, Jordan Pugh and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Celebration of Life will be Virtual Zoom on December 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm (PST)
Eulogy done by Bradford Comer