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“I am so sorry to hear this news. I once worked with her for many years and she could always bring a smile to my face with her laugh . She was an...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Sherry Hays (Roberts) - Altha, FL

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
2 of 50 | Posted by: Nora Batts - Winter Park, FL

“What a beautiful bright light to add to the shimmering halls of Heaven. That is how Mary Jo will live on in my many memories of the times I had with...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Clay Burdeshaw - Panama City, FL

“Thoughts and prayers to Craig and all of the family. ”
4 of 50 | Posted by: Karen Hirth - Panama City Beach, FL

“Mary Jo was such a sweet soul. She watched me grow up into the pcpd family since I was born. She will definitely be missed. ”
5 of 50 | Posted by: Lisa Williams (Flowers) - FL

“Sending our family's prayers and thoughts to everyone. ”
6 of 50 | Posted by: Lucy Steiner Dozar - Panama City, FL

“Thank you for your dedication and concern for the officers you helped keep safe. Mary Jo was a large part of the law enforcement family. God bless...Read More »
7 of 50 | Posted by: Charles Sweatt - Panama City, FL

“Our friendship lasted over 30 years. God be with you and rest in peace ”
8 of 50 | Posted by: Carol Streichert - Lynn Haven, FL

“Mary was a great person. She cared alot about friends and coworkers. ”
9 of 50 | Posted by: Janice Gulisao, Retired Pensacola PD - FL

“She will be missed by all who knew her . Rest In Peace. ”
10 of 50 | Posted by: Jonathan Turner - Panama City, FL

“I am eternally grateful to have known Mary Jo as both a co-worker and friend. Whenever I think of her I hear her laughter which brought joy to all...Read More »
11 of 50 | Posted by: David Slusser - Panama City, FL


12 of 50 | Posted by: David Slusser - Panama City, FL

“Mary Jo was was a beautiful person, and a friend to anyone who needed her. Rest In Peace my friend. ”
13 of 50 | Posted by: Kathy Rausa - Youngstown, FL

“What a wonderful person I was lucky enough to meet and work with. Mary Jo's laugh was indeed infectious and endearing. She will be sorely missed. ”
14 of 50 | Posted by: Maggie Geddings - Molino, FL

“Prayers....heaven gained one of the brightest and beautiful souls.... ”
15 of 50 | Posted by: Michelle Wilson - Panama City, FL

“There is no way Mary Jo could ever be replaced for her selfless service to PCPD. We will love and miss you, but rest easy, the thin blue and the gold...Read More »
16 of 50 | Posted by: Rich n Becky Thore - Panama City, FL

“Mary Jo and I are first cousins only about six months apart. Our mothers were sisters. Her infectious smile, laugh and great heart will stay with us...Read More »
17 of 50 | Posted by: Karen Gough - Wellington, FL

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
18 of 50 | Posted by: Carole Earnest - Panama City

“Mary Jo was always loving, caring and giving. She was a great encouragement to me. She was strong, confident and had the most Amazingly-Contagious...Read More »
19 of 50 | Posted by: Kevin LeBoeuf - Panama City, FL

“"B" you will be truly missed, your laughed and smile I will always remember. Thank you for always having our backs. But move then that,...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Brenda Pelfrey - Vernon, FL

“You will be missed by many sweet friend, fly high. ”
21 of 50 | Posted by: Thomas Nudo - Lynn Haven, FL


22 of 50 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Panama City, FL


23 of 50 | Posted by: Jeffrey Heath - Panama City, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
24 of 50 | Posted by: Garrett Nelson - Panama City, FL

“Thank you for always taking care of Tim when he worked for PCPD and fir always making me laugh during my dispatch days! You will be missed! Watch...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: Dawn Burke - Vernon, FL - friend

“We started with Panama City in 1982 and worked together for 24 years. She always loved her "Officers" and did her best to take care of us....Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Mitch Pitts - Panama City, FL

“She was a strong part of the PCPD family and will be sorely missed. Rest well, we will hold the line from here. ”
27 of 50 | Posted by: Christopher Brennan - Panama City, FL

“I didn't know you very well on personally, but you always treated me with much kindness. We always spoke as if we'd always been friends every time I...Read More »
28 of 50 | Posted by: Sabrina Stone - FL

“In loving memory of a wonderful friend. Your laugh, encouragement, care and determination will be remembered by so many. The dispatch world in Bay...Read More »
29 of 50 | Posted by: Cindy Warr - Lynn Haven, FL

I worked with Mary Jo for 13 years. Loved her. Shes dancing with the Lord and her family now. Will miss her “I worked with Mary Jo for 13 years. Love her and will miss her. Shes dancing with the Lord and family now. ”
30 of 50 | Posted by: Debbie Mulreany - Las Vegas, NV


31 of 50 | Posted by: Steven Anders - Panama City, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
32 of 50 | Posted by: Amy Parker

“Praying for peace beyond all understanding! ”
33 of 50 | Posted by: Tina Combs - Hickory, NC - friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
34 of 50 | Posted by: Brian and Jenny Freeman - FL

“Her only desire as an emergency radio operator and supervisor was to take care of the officers on the road and make sure they all made it home safely. ”
35 of 50 | Posted by: Billy Doyle - coworker

“From the time I walked in the door till the time I left, Mary Jo was known as the force to drive the dispatch center. Her drive and determination...Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: James Choate - Panama City, FL

“To the family of Mary Jo, I had the pleasure of knowing her through our Law Enforcement days. Our region 7 will not be the same. Know you all ate...Read More »
37 of 50 | Posted by: Dixie Wilkinson - Pensacola, FL

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
38 of 50 | Posted by: Harry Baumann - Panama City Beach, FL

“I am so very thankful that I was in town and able to visit with Mary Jo a little over a week ago. I got to hear that laugh and see her smile and I...Read More »
39 of 50 | Posted by: Laura Shamas - Gatlinburg, TN

“May the Lord be with you and the family. She was one of the best! ”
40 of 50 | Posted by: Chap. Joe Purl - Wright City, MO

“It was an honor to have known, worked and love you. You will be missed. ”
41 of 50 | Posted by: Suzie Grissett

“I have known Mary Jo for more than 30 years...she has always been a caring and selfless person...now she is in the service of God in Heaven...What'll...Read More »
42 of 50 | Posted by: Sam Slay - Panama City, FL

“My friend I miss you so much already. Thank you for always being the rock that so many of us could lean on. Your encouragement, care and love for us...Read More »
43 of 50 | Posted by: Leigh Brandt - Vernon, FL

“Thank you for taking care of me and the squad. You are one of the best and will be missed. ”
44 of 50 | Posted by: Bill McCurdy - Panama City, FL


45 of 50 | Posted by: Doug Sims - Panama city beach, FL

“In loving memory of my old coworker and dear friend. I'll never forget all the good times we shared! All my love and support to her family. ”
46 of 50 | Posted by: Missy Logan - MI - friend

“You have broken a lot of hearts, missy! But, ultimately the Good Lord knows what he is doing, and He blessed a LOT of us by placing you in our...Read More »
47 of 50 | Posted by: Lesil Taylor - Southport, FL

“We are very sorry for your loss.Our prayers for the loved ones.Joe and Valarie Taylor ”
48 of 50 | Posted by: Valarie Taylor - Panama city, FL

“Mary Jo, I have only had the privildge of knowing you for 6 years. I want to personally thank you for playing your part in helping protect my family,...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Paul Barwick - Panama City, FL

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will miss you. Thanks for nearly 20 years of comms together. ”
50 of 50 | Posted by: Nattalie Dorch - Panama city, FL


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Mary was born on July 5, 1957 and passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Mary was a resident of Panama City, Florida at the time of passing.

The family will receive friends at Southerland Event Center on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Lynn Haven Cemetery. The Panama City Police Department will serve as pallbearers. Monday, September 23, 2019 10:00 AM Southerland Event Center 1112 Ohio Ave. LYNN HAVEN, FL 32444 Open Google Maps Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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