Pamela Gustaff

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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Pamela Gustaff, 73, of Bainbridge, formerly of Winter Park, Fla., passed away Sunday, August 27, 2023.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, Attn: James Renard, 142 West 57th Street, Floor 11, New York, NY 10019.

Pamela Jean Gustaff was born in 1950 in Maryland the daughter of Vic and Adele Gustaff. She was a graduate of Hammond High School in Virginia and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in Winter Park. Pamela served as the bookkeeper for Orange County Health Department. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

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Pamela was known for her persistence and “overcomer” attitude. She was born with cerebral palsy and fought from day one. As a Navy junior, she was quick to share in other cultures from foreign ports to Hawaii before it was recognized as a state. Pamela was a music lover and frequented museums with her favorite being the Smithsonian Mall. She enjoyed crocheting and sharing her projects with friends and family. Her strong faith, sense of humor, and natural attraction to others laid the groundwork for friendships with anyone she met.

Survivors include her daughter, Onamarie Cooper; her grandchild, Miley Mae; and her siblings, Deborah Lynch (Jerry) and Tia Rayl (Edward). Pamela was preceded in death by her parents.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)