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Sara “Pamp” McKendree

Sara “Pamp” McKendree

August 30, 1929 - March 11, 2019     Age: 89

Mrs. Sara “Pamp” McKendree, 89, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born in Waycross, GA she was a daughter of the late Homer C. and Grace Johnson Ponsell. She graduated from Wacona High School in Waycross and lived there until the late 1940’s. While visiting Fernandina, she met a local boy who became her husband, Eddie McKendree.

Married on November 26, 1950, she and Eddie made their first home in Fernandina Beach. She was a homemaker for much of her life but spent 10 years helping her husband in the Nassau County Property Appraiser’s Office.

As a homemaker, Mrs. McKendree enjoyed sewing, making clothes for her daughter and making baby clothes. She will be remembered for always being involved in helping give bridal and baby showers for many of Fernandina Beach’s young ladies.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach and a regular at the Marina Restaurant and T-Ray’s.  

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 51 years , Edwin N. “Eddie” McKendree in 2001.

She leaves behind her daughter, Thea Laine McKendree of Fernandina Beach and her son, Barry McKendree and his wife, Danielle, also of Fernandina Beach; 5 grandchildren, Meredith Lane, Trey McKendree Haddock, Jaclyn McDaniel, Shane McKendree, and Tara Ford; 16 great grandchildren and several close nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. McKendree will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Wain Wesberry  officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 13, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.  

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family asks donations be made, in her memory, to the Nassau County Council on Aging, 1901 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach, FL  32034.

10 Condolences

  • Chaplain Jim Tippins Posted March 12, 2019 3:46 pm

    My sympathies and prayers for you all. Mrs. McKendree Was grace and gentleness in action.
    May you all know you loved her well and she knew it.

  • Chris McKendree Posted March 12, 2019 4:44 pm

    Ms Pamp was such a great person. Every time I seen her she had a smile that was unforgettable. Thea Laine and Barry may the Lord be with you during these times.

  • Susan Markiw, PT Posted March 13, 2019 10:35 am

    I had the opportunity many years ago to treat Pamp for a shoulder injury. Between her and Eddie, they always kept me laughing and showed how a true marriage works in sickness and in health. May she reunited with her love.

  • Cile DuBois Wiseman Posted March 13, 2019 10:17 pm

    So many memories of this dear lady. My prayers are with each of your family

  • Genie Duggan Posted March 14, 2019 12:52 pm

    My heart felt sympathy to the family. Pamp was a treasure and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

  • Philip Jones Posted March 14, 2019 4:25 pm

    TheaLaine and Barry. Sorry to hear about “Aunt Pamp’s” passing. I remember your mom as a wonderful, loving lady. I have fond memories of all the time our families shared growing up. Condolences to you both and your families. With Love! God Bless!

  • Ben and Gail Shave Posted March 14, 2019 5:10 pm

    What a sweet, sweet lady. Mrs. McKendree will be remembered as the lady with the smiling eyes.
    She will be missed.

  • Cindy Evans Posted March 14, 2019 9:25 pm

    Thealaine and Barry, just found out about your mom a few minutes ago. I am so sorry for you loss. Everything that is being said about her is so true. She was always the sweetest lady to everyone. A true southern lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Sandy Waldrop Posted March 15, 2019 1:42 pm

    Thea Laine and Barry, I have some many memories of your Mother. She was a very good friend to our family. I remember my 16th Birthday party at your house. Your Mother and Father were very special and will never be forgotten. My prayer is that The Lord will comfort you at this time.

  • Alice Holton Posted March 18, 2019 9:58 am

    Thea Laine I am so sorry to here about Pamp. She was such a great friend when I was a young person at the First Baptist Church. you had one sweet Mother I truly loved her .

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