Celebrating the life of

Jennifer Dufrain Farris

Passed away on July 24, 2022

Jennifer Dufrain Farris

Jennifer Dufrain Farris, 49, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 after a brief illness.

Jenny was born in Anchorage, Alaska to Jim and Pam Dufrain.  At the age of 2 the family moved back home to Illinois and when Jenny was twelve moved to Savannah.

Jenny attended St. James Catholic School; St. Vincent’s Academy and graduated from Armstrong Atlantic University with an education degree.

She spent her entire career at Memorial Day School starting in the after-school program and in 1997, she accepted a position teaching in fourth and fifth grade.  After many years in the classroom, she moved into administration and became Head of School in 2018.

In addition to her parents, Jenny is survived by her daughter, Anna and son, Jackson; sister, Rebecca Railey (Chuck); niece, Emma; brother, Mark (Jami); grandmother, Theresa Dufrain; mother-in-law, Carolyn Braden; sister-in-law, Meagan Vickery; and several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church.

Internment will take place at a later date.

A Go Fund Me page has been established to help with her children’s education.




Oh, Pam! We are so very sorry for your loss of your precious daughter. You and your family are in our prayers.

- Clay and Kerry McBride, Savannah , Georgia

Mrs Farris had infectious smile and her heart was so openly warm to the children at Memorial Day, she taught my son Malik math and even when she began her administration role she continued to nurture the children, my condolences to her entire family and prayers of strength in the road ahead as you grieve the loss of your loved one.


I know my words won’t take away your pain and sorrow, but I just wanted you to know we’re praying for your strength during this difficult time.She is a beautiful soul who will always be with you. Our deepest sympathy, Joe and Nancy Girard

- Nancy (Rolf) Girard, Bourbonnais , Il

I am so sorry for the loss of my cousin, a daughter, a sister, a mother and a friend. She will be greatly missed. I love all of you all.

- Jeremy Mauritzen , Knoxville , Tennessee

Sending our love to Jennifer’s family along with prayers for comfort and peace.

- The Adkins Family (Larry, Tia,Natalie,Andrew), Savannah , GA

Pam, Jim,, Mark, and Rebecca, please know that my heart is broken and I want to express my sorrow at your loss! I will always remember Jennifer as the sweetest of girls and a great friend to my children. I am so sorry. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Carol Taylor, Richmond, CA

We are so sorry and heartbroken to hear this news. Prayers for peace and comfort for all your family.

- The Grove Family , Savannah , Georgia

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The entire Odom family is so sorry about the passing of Ms. Farris! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad and difficult time.

- Lynn Odom, Savannah, Georgia

Jennifer and I met at Kmart where we worked together while going to college. I will never forget the laughs and the fun times we shared. I remember her trying to teach me To drive her 5 speed red turbo sprint on the backroads in Georgetown!! Eventually with time, busy lives, and families we saw each other less and less. My heart hurts for everyone that knew her. She was always so sweet and nice! She Loved her family!! I will truly miss my beautiful loving friend!!!

- Cassandra Collins, Savannah, Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort and strength during this most difficult time. You will be in my prayers.

- Kristin Turner, Columbus, GA

Dearest Pam, May our Lord flood your heart and mind with beautiful memories of precious Jennie! What a beautiful legacy she has created as she molded young minds and provided direction to young hearts! May our Christ comfort you and and your family and give you peace!! Much love… Margaret Keck

- Margaret Keck, Tifton, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Farris and Dufrain family during this time. Eternal rest grant unto Jenny, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Rest In Peace.

- Anne and James Byerly, Kansas City, MO

Ms. Dufrain was a very special teacher. I have often thought of her kindness over the years. May she rest in peace.

- Kathy, Wendell, Patrick & Christopher Smith, Savannah, Geor

Dear Pam, Jim and family we are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord help you through this very difficult time.

- Gail and Eddie Wallace, Snellville , Georgia

Oh Pam where do I even start. Your daughter was a gift from God for all the lives she touched and lovingly guided. Just know my love and prayers are being sent to you and the family.

- Leslie Prouty, Savannah, GA

Pam and Jim, I am so sorry to hear of Jenny's passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Linda was always impressed with her cheerful smile and positive outlook. You have all our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

- Tom Broderick, Savannah, GA

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To the Family of Mrs.Jennifer Farris, I am very sorry for the loss of your love one. I've are sending our condolences and prayers to the family. Mrs.Farris was a very sweet lady. The children at MDS loved her.She did an outstanding job. She will be missed.

- Brudine Wright , Savannah , Ga

May the angels lead her into Paradise.

- Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh, Savannah, GA

Jennifer had a sweet spirit and a tender heart that was expressed to all her children that passed thru her arms at Memorial Day she will be missed but she is now in a better place.

- James Brooks, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Dufrain, I’m so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. I fondly remember you sharing stories about her with our 8th grade class. It was evident how much she was loved by the way you spoke about her. We are keeping you and your entire family in our prayers.

- Helen Harris Hawver, Watkinsville , Georgia

Jennifer was such a kind and good hearted woman. This is a devastating loss to those who knew her. May her family and loved ones find peace in knowing she is with the Lord.

- Samantha Parkinson, Savannah, Ga

I just saw the notice about your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Pam. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know.

- Mary Anne Butler, Tybee Island, GA

Anna, Jackson, Pam and Jim, Bill and I are so saddened by Jenny’s passing. I will always remember her with a warm smile on her face and a genuine kindness in her words and actions. Jenny was a wonderful friend to many and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Your family is in our prayers.

- Diane Baker, Savannah, Georgia

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Mrs. Dufrain , I am very sorry for your loss . You are in my daily prayers . Your daughter is at peace .

- Laura Sheehan , Savannah , GA

My deepest condolences and many prayers go out to Jenny’s kids and family. To be SVA sisters was truly a blessing.

- Christy Pierce Talbot, Savannah , Georgia

So very sorry for your loss. May God bring comfort and peace to your heart in the days ahead. I was so happy to share time with my grands at Memorial and remember Mrs Farris, her sweet smile and kindness to all. She was so loved.

- Andria Adkins, Pooler, GA

Our family is very sorry to hear that Ms. Farris has passed away. We will be keeping the children and the entire family in our prayers in the days, weeks, and months ahead. We loved Ms. Farris, she was a kind, thoughtful and dedicated teacher and Head Master. May she rest in peace and may God be with you all.

- Bobby, Gwen, Blake and Christopher Miller, Newington, GA

Pam and Jim and family, I am so sad to hear of your precious daughter, Jenny, going to heaven! How so very sad for you and her children, other family members, friends and the Memorial School Family! May God hold you all in the palm of HIs Hand! May Jenny Rest in Peace and her memories be eternal! God Bless you all!

- Maureen O'Connor Simmons, Savannah, GA

Pam , We are thinking of you & your family deeply. Please know our love & prayers are with you. Love , Rob , Amy , Meg & Katie

- Amy & Rob Massey, Meg Bayliss & Katie Doi, Savannah , Ga

I am so sorry to learn about Ms. Dufrain passing, as my kids called her. She was one of their favorite teachers at MDS. She will definitely be missed. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Thoughts and prayers your way.

- Lourdes and Ashmed Vázquez , Savannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel