January 6, 1960 - April 21, 2024

The funeral service to honor and celebrate Pamela’s life will be held on Wednesday, the 24th of April at First Baptist Church Merritt Island.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of Pamela, the family requests that donations be made to a charity that was important to her, Quilter’s for Christ Ministry, through “MyFBCMI” at First Baptist Church: Merritt Island, FL (

Share your Memorial with Family & Friends

Pamela L. Donaway, age 64 of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at home surrounded by those who loved her. She was born in Eustis, Florida in 1960 to Jackie Eugene Hall and Jewell Lee Hall.

Curiosity and a love of learning were hallmarks of her character: she enjoyed the outdoors, by land and sea; she traveled the world as a young woman and military wife; she committed her life to the teachings of Christ through daily studies and prayer. Pamela led an industrious and creative life, her hands were rarely still. She shared her talent as a seamstress with the community through charity work and entrepreneurship, and leaves behind fond memories of sewing rooms filled with smiling children.

Pamela was a dedicated mother above all else. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. She is survived by her loving family including her siblings, Jeannie Carrieri, Jackie Spivey, Shirley Turner, Vickie Taylor, Becky Tidwell, Willie Hall, and their spouses. She married her friend and love, Howard Donaway in September of 1997, blending two wonderful families, The Donaways & The Murphys. Her four children, Aaron Murphy, Jeffery Murphy, Rebecca Murphy, and Sarah Murphy Loudermilk and her two step-children Philip Donaway and Harrison Donaway will forever hold dear her memory. Pamela also will be greatly missed by her fourteen grandchildren.

May Pamela rest in eternal peace, free from pain, and may her memory continue to bring comfort to those who mourn her passing.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7