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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

Jimmie Faye Ward Pages

December 18, 1940July 29, 2020

Jimmie Faye Ward Pages, 79, of Tampa, passed away on July 29, 2020. She died peacefully in the LifePath Hospice at Tampa General Hospital with her family by her side.

Faye was born in Tampa to the late Faye and James Ward in December 1940. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1958 and was a member (Student #27) of the charter class of the University of South Florida, where she received both a Bachelor’s (1963) and Master’s degree (1974) in Education. She married Robert “Bobby” Pages on August 18, 1962 and they would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this August. She was part of the Hillsborough County school system for over 40 years – as a teacher at Broward Elementary, a guidance counselor at both Chiaramonte Elementary and Carrollwood Elementary, an Assistant Principal at Grady Elementary, and, finally, as a Principal, both at Grady and then at Lake Magdalene Elementary. She remained at Lake Magdalene for 14 years before retiring. She was a dedicated member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church for over 25 years, where she served as a Church Elder and served on the personnel committee. She also loved attending the Spanish club at church and really enjoyed this group.

In her years as an educator, Faye was a mentor to so many and a pillar of the community. She took great pride in all of her students, teachers and staff and her positive attitude and supportive nature touched countless lives. She was so proud of the school and all those who were part of it and was honored, while at Lake Magdalene, to receive Principal of the Year in 1994. Under her leadership, Lake Magdalene went on to win multiple awards and she attributed this to her staff and teachers, many of whom went on to be principals and administrators themselves. She truly embodied Jesse Stuart’s philosophy on education, “I am firm in my belief that a teacher lives on and on through [her] students. Good teaching is forever and the teacher is immortal.”

Faye was an avid reader and passed her love of books on to her children, grandchildren, and students. She loved football, especially Gator games. She would often travel to Gainesville with Bobby, her sister Pati, and her brother-in-law Wayne for football weekends while her daughters were at the University of Florida. She continued this tradition with her grandchildren, including attending Bucs games, as she and Bobby were season ticket holders since the Bucs inaugural season. She loved to vacation with Bobby, her children, and grandchildren, especially summer visits to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA and their annual tradition of going to Treasure Island for their family beach week. She was immensely proud of her grandchildren and would boast about them to anyone and everyone who would listen. She was devoted to her husband Bobby, whom she met in Tampa at the Armory Cigar Ball dance in 1959. Her love for her family was known to all and her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Her strong faith in God was a guiding principle and a comfort to her and her family throughout their lives.

Faye is survived by her loving husband, Bobby Pages; her two daughters Lisa (Sarah) Pages and Gina (Fred) Tort; her sister, Pati Ward (Wayne) Williamson; her triplet granddaughters Chloe, Elise, and Lea, her honorary granddaughter Kate, and her grandson Jake.

Because of COVID restrictions, we will be live streaming the service at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 at foresthillstampa.church <https://foresthillstampa.church/>, with Rev. Claudia Henderson presiding, so that everyone whose lives have been touched by Faye can safely participate. Burial will follow at Tampa Garden of Memories, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610 on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Arrangements are by Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Faye’s memory to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church for the Faye Pages Memorial Fund at, 709 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33612. Faye was so humbled before her retirement when Lake Magdalene Elementary School dedicated a pavilion in her name and the family would like to use this fund for a permanent tribute to Faye at this pavilion.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29: 11-13

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
21 August

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

 

21 August

Graveside Service

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Garden of Memories

4207 E. Lake Ave
Tampa, FL 33610

Memories

Jimmie Faye Ward Pages

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Emily Brockway

August 6, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of such a strong and generous woman like Faye. She was always kind and helpful, and adored Kate, which is all I could have asked for. I truly appreciate her example and I hope the Pages family is comforted by the warmest of memories.

Villa Ray

August 5, 2020

When Faye Pages came to Lake Magdalene Elementary School as principal, I felt honored to be her assistant principal. An immediate friendship developed. We both shared the same philosophy about children. She was a professional educator, who related to parents, teachers and staff, as she did to every one she met, in a friendly caring way.

I'm blessed that someone so special passed my way. I will always miss my friend Faye. Love and Prayers to family. Villa Ray

Athena Lam

August 4, 2020

Mrs. Pages helped me transition through a hard part of my life. I came to this country started in a private school where I was treated poorly not only by students but by teachers as well. Then I came to Lake Mag & Mrs. Pages helped me feel like I belonged. I was a peer mediator & even a crossing guard. I made friends & I enjoyed being in the states. Mrs. Page was caring and so understanding. The last time I ran into her was right after high school & I was working at a aftwr school program right in Carrollwood & she said how proud of me she was. You will truly be missed.

Barb Rooks

August 3, 2020

Oh my goodness, how I remember meeting you when we shared space at Chiaramonte Elementary in 1974, my first media specialist job. I learned to much from you and loved being around your girls, remembering Lisa crying daily because she didn’t want to go to kindergarten. I always had dreamed I could be your media specialist with you as principal. Instead of that happening we had great times always finding you good media specialists. May you Rest In Peace and I’ll be praying for your sweet family. You touched the lives of so many, including mine.
Barbara and Donny Rooks
🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

Colleen Molin

August 2, 2020

Beautiful family, beautiful person. Loved every conversation we ever had. I know she will be missed.

Kristy Kosaka nee Rodriguez

August 2, 2020

Celebrating the life of a wonderful educator and guide in life. Lisa and Gina, your mom was truly exceptional. Remember how she recorded us bickering with each other at a sleepover? She didn’t say much, just played the tape. I’ve admired that moment of revelation my whole life, to step outside and see yourself in action so you can be better next time. Sending hugs to your family now. Love, Kristy and Taffy. Xx

Sandra Ireland (Cantero)

August 2, 2020

Mrs. Pages, I have such fond memories of you and as I’m sure you knew.. you were my favorite elementary school teacher. You were a kind and loving soul... and now you have your wings and watching over your loved ones. Thank you for making my 6th grade (1966-1967) at Broward such a memorable experience! Rest In Peace.. you’ve earn your place with God and our Lord, Jesus. Until we meet again! xo

To her Family... may your memories bring you joy and a sweet reminder of the wonderful woman you too were blessed to have shared on earth. My condolences and prayers during this difficult time.

Gloria Clark

August 2, 2020

Faye was a wonderful example to all of us ♥️ I will always remember her with such admiration and gratitude ♥️ Prayers to all the family 🙏

Lisa Pages

August 2, 2020

Lisa Pages

August 2, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY

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