Geneva Wright Pampuro

September 13, 1935February 25, 2014
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Geneva Wright Pampuro, 78, of Southaven, Mississippi formerly of Memphis, Tennessee died on February 25, 2014. Mrs. Pampuro graduated from Messick High School in 1953. Her motto which she lived every day was “Live, Laugh, and Love”. Funeral services will be on Friday, February 28 beginning at two o’clock in the afternoon with a catered reception the night prior, Thursday, February 27 from five o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening all of which will be at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. Mrs. Pampuro was preceded in death by daughter Sherry Jo Neve and brother John N. Wright. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Joe Pampuro; daughters Terry Kelley (Kevin) of Germantown, TN, and Gigi Barnett (Phillip) of Nesbit, MS; son Perry Pampuro of Germantown; sisters Sara Wilson of Sperry, OK, Clynese Winston & Haselteen Hartsoch both of Memphis, brother James Wright of Memphis; eight grandchildren whom she adored Collin & Ryan Kelley, Timothy & Andrew Neve, Michael & Kelsey Barnett, and John & Ginny Pampuro. Condolences in lieu of customary remembrances may be offered to Leisure Services/Special Olympics P.O. Box 2128, Dothan, AL 36302. Online condolences and floral tributes may be expressed by visiting


  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2014

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Cherry Hickson

March 29, 2014

I just saw that Geneva had passed. Oh, how I loved that woman. She was a light and inspiration to me. I will miss our talks and that energetic, magnetic spirit that she possessed.
My condolences to her family. I am so sorry.

Tom and Karen Grommersch

March 6, 2014

Perry, Terri and Mr. Pampuro and family,

I was very saddened to hear of your loss. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. Be comforted that she will be such a blessing to all of those who will get to be reunited with her grace.

Tim Barnes

March 6, 2014

To the Pampuro family. On behalf of the Barnes family, we are sorry to hear of your loss and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have many good memories being around your family while growing up. Mrs. Pampuro was always so very kind to me. Wishing you God's peace, blessings, and comfort.

Cheryl Davis

March 3, 2014

My sweet Aunt Geneva, I will miss you so very much. I am thankful I was able to express my love and appreciation for you and send you little pretties and yummy strawberries. Like Mamaw always said, "Give me flowers while I am alive so I can enjoy them!"

I cherish our long talks! I am thankful for all the fun, wonderful memories! You were always so good and loving to me, my entire life! I am so glad I often expressed how special you were to me and I appreciate that you took time to express your love for me, as well. Thank you for that. I will miss your physical presence... your voice, your laugh, your smile, our talks and your wise advise... but I know you are not far from me.

"Time cannot steal the treasures we carry in our hearts nor ever dim the shining thoughts our cherished past imparts."

I'm sure it was quite a reunion you had with your mamma, your daddy, Michael, Uncle Johnny, Sherry Jo... and all the others! Give them a big hug for me, will you?

Heaven is all the richer now that you are there! (I'm sure they were waiting for you so that the party could begin... because you ARE the party! You always were!). And I am sure that because you are now with Sherry Jo, you are finally at peace. I know you missed her terribly. I Love You So! Until I see you again,

Tammy Elam

March 2, 2014

Terry and Perry...sorry for the loss of your Mom...she must have been a great you two were such sweethearts!

February 28, 2014

What a beautiful and special person that I had the privilege of knowing for approximately 65 years. There are so many memories from our days at Messick. I will keep the family in my prayers.
Barbara Rowland Greene, Granbury, TX

February 28, 2014

Joe and family, We are so saddened to hear about Geneva. She was a breath of fresh air with the cheeriest of dispositions and could light up a room with her contagious laugh. I am indebted to you for the love you showed Papa and Nana in Panama City and it just won't be the same up there without ya'll. I always thought of Joe and Geneva as yin and yang - Joe so calm and strong taking everything in, and Geneva so bubbly and active; both so full of life and such soulmates - we could just feel their love for each other, for their family and for those of us lucky enough to be their friends. Actually, I don't think Geneva ever met a stranger, she just welcomed everyone with a hug and a smile. That's just how she was. We are praying for you, counting our blessings, and sending our love. Allison and Joe and Judy Robinson

Leda MurrY

February 28, 2014

Geneva was a special person. She would light up the room! I will miss her deeply & her phone calls!! My prayers are with all of you. And she always called us her yaya sisters! From Florida . Leda in 1604 n concord rd chattanooga tn 37421

February 28, 2014

We will miss your beautiful smile, your wonderful laugh but most of all your tremendous love, that you shared with so many of us.. Love you dearly Aunt Geneva.
Larry, Mandy, Kassi and Shelby

Tucker Smith

February 28, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.