Pamela Page Franklin

Pamela “Pam” Page Franklin passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Franklin was born in Gainesville, Florida on April 12, 1950 to G.K. Page and Reatha Scott Page. Pam was active in the community from an early age, and was the first female safety patrol captain in 1961. She graduated from Gainesville High School and went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Florida. Pam was a loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother and loyal friend. To know her was to love her and she was well known for being loving, compassionate, humble and non-judgmental. Her hobbies included playing the piano, playing tennis and ballet. Pam loved to travel with her husband and was especially fond of visiting North Carolina, the Western U.S., and family ski trips. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was looking forward to meeting her son’s daughter, Madelyn, who is due to arrive this Thanksgiving. While her husband was in law school, she worked at Burger King for a financial executive at the corporate level in Miami. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Junior League of Gainesville, the Pacemakers, Skippers, and the No-Name Club. Pam was an officer on multiple boards, including Oak Hall School Board of Directors and Gainesville Country Club Homeowner’s Association. She took special care of loved ones and was publicly recognized as a caregiver in 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws Grace and Ben O. Franklin, Jr, and she is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Benjamin O. Franklin, III, daughter Lindsey F. Johnson, son Benjamin O. (Sarah) Franklin, IV, grandchildren Harper Kate Johnson and Colbie Johnson, brother Randall (Timmie Sue) Page and their children, Natalie Scott and Jeffery Page. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653. Interment will be in Micanopy Historic Cemetery. For those who wish, donations can be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.