Pamela F. Jones

Born on July 27, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida
Departed June 26, 2022 in Palm Bay, Florida

Pamela F. Jones, beloved wife, mother, and friend passed away Sunday, June 26th, 2022 at the age of 67. Pam was a beautiful soul that brought light to all those around her. Her unexpected passing has shaken countless individuals and families in her hometown of Palm Bay, Florida. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Rick Jones; her daughter Angela Jones; her son William Prendergast and fiancé Stacy McHenry; and her son Nicholas Jones and wife Caroline.

Pam was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1954 to parents Harry and Leona Frakes. She spent her adolescent years in Foley, Alabama where she attended Foley High School. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1976 with a major in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Pam continued her education at the University of Central Florida, obtaining a master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education (MEd) in 1989.

Pam used her education to positively influence the lives of thousands of children over her career as a teacher. She started her teaching journey as a speech and language pathologist for the Board of Education in Richmond County Georgia. After moving to Florida, she began a long stretch as a special education teacher, earning a nationally recognized Board Certification in Special Education (BCSE). She worked at Mims, Palm Bay, and Port Malabar Elementary schools teaching academic, social, and life skills to elementary school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. She spent the last years of her career teaching intensive reading at Bayside and Heritage High Schools. Pam retired from teaching in 2021 after a 43-year career.

Outside of her devotion to teaching, Pam also loved spending time with family and friends. She loved watching the various sporting events that her children and husband participated in. She always had an affinity for arts and crafts. After her retirement, she became fully involved in designing festive signs and decorations which she often gave as presents to her loved ones. The beach also brought her great joy. But more than anything she enjoyed sitting on the patio accompanied by her two loving dogs Diamond and Hope, either reading a good book or having conversations with family and friends.

Pam will be greatly missed and although she is now gone, she will live in our hearts forever. We ask that all who knew Pam join us to say our final goodbyes on Wednesday, July 6th at the Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901. A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 pm with a service at 6 pm.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at the link below. Please make your donations in the memory of Pam Jones. You can have email notifications sent to [email protected]. As much as Pam loved flowers, she would be even happier to know that this time of hardship created an opportunity to better the lives of children in desperate need of medical care.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

To honor Pam, we will be holding a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 9th from 4 to 8 pm at Siggy’s An-American Bar, 1153 Malabar Road, NE, Suite 1, Palm Bay, Florida 32907. There will be food and festivities. We plan on sharing the memories and stories that made Pam such an amazing part of each of our lives. We are collecting photos for a memorial display. If you have any photos you would like to share please reach out to Angela (850-559-1265) or Bill (321-501-8635) so we can add them.

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Judy Ricker from Palm Bay wrote on July 6, 2022:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Pam was a sweet lady. She taught me how to play NERTZ and I loved it. My heart goes out to you and your family. Judy Ricker
Denise Peters from Mims wrote on July 6, 2022:
Pam was such a bright light at Heritage High School. I worked with her for 2 short years at Port Malabar in the late 90's and was blessed to reunite with her in 2013 at Heritage. Pam was our "Mama Bear," as she took care of everyone and every need. Words cannot express how deeply Pam will be missed. Nehemiah 8:10
Bill Prendergast from Indialantic wrote on July 4, 2022:
Bill Prendergast
Ira and Peggy Lieberman from Palm Bay wrote on July 2, 2022:
We have no words to express our sorrow at Pam's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Ira and Peggy Lieberman
Angela from Palm Bay wrote on July 2, 2022:
I know you will watch over us and guide us through! I love you and miss you so much! ❤️
Donald W. Curry from West Melbourne wrote on July 2, 2022:
Pam was a much loved friend and we will greatly miss her. Rest in Peace Pam.
Joshua Wells from Palm Bay wrote on July 1, 2022:
John 14 and 1, Let not your be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. The lord promised to never leave nor fore sakes you. Be strong and God will see you through. My prayers are with the family.
Darwin Dominguez from Palm Bay wrote on July 1, 2022:
I will truly miss her! Darwin Dominguez
Mary Jane Henderson from Spokane,WA wrote on July 1, 2022:
While her passing brings sadness to so many, Pam left an amazing legacy as a wife, mother, teacher and friend. I was blessed to be a colleague and counted her among my friends. I have sweet memories of times together with Pam and Rick. I will be praying for her family and know that she is in heaven awaiting us all. With love always. Mary Jane
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