Bucs G Kevin Pamphile – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Bucs offensive guard Kevin Pamphile is on the cusp of being a full-time NFL starter for the first time in his career.
Unfortunately one of his biggest fans won’t be around to see it.
Bucs OL Kevin Pamphile – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
On Monday Pamphile and the Buccaneers released a statement on the loss of Pamphile’s mother.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce the passing of my beloved mother, Marie Pamphile at the age of 57. She was laid to rest on Saturday, August 27th. My mom leaves behind her loving husband, Serge; my three sisters Fabiana, Regine, Maxine; brother, Christopher; her two beautiful granddaughters Lexi and Olivia; and me.
“I want to thank family members and friends, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization and my brothers/teammates for the support they have shown over the course of this most difficult time of our lives. My family would especially like to thank the Baird-Case Funeral Home and the Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church.
“Losing a mom completely disrupts the balance of a household and family. She was our nucleus. She was a God-fearing woman. She was nurturing, extremely supportive and giving to everyone in need. She was a loving and devoted wife and an amazing mother. She is now our angel.
“In loving memory of our mom, we are planning to create a scholarship fund in her honor to benefit youth in Haiti, her birthplace. To know my mom, you would know that she was a stickler for education and would lend a hand to anyone who wanted to pursue an education to better themselves. We look forward to carrying on her memory and legacy in our efforts to help benefit others.
“On behalf of the Pamphile Family, I would like to thank everyone for the well wishes and prayers during this difficult time and ask that you allow us this time to grieve her loss privately.”
Bucs guard J.R. Sweezy – Photo: Cliff Welch/PR
Pamphile was part of Jason Licht’s first draft in 2014 and has developed in a valuable swing player, capable of playing multiple positions. The Bucs signed J.R. Sweezy in the offseason to replace guard Logan Mankins who chose to retire following the 2015 season, but the former Seahawk has been recovering from a back injury that required surgery. Pamphile has stepped in, is projected to be the Bucs starting guard when the season kicks off on September 11 in Atlanta.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya’ll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
Kevin, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother I’m sure was very proud of you. When you think of her don’t be sad, remember all the happy times with her. Time is the healer of many things.
Good advice my friend.
My condolences to Pamphile and the rest of his family. My prayers will be with him and his family during this difficult time.
RIP Marie Pamphile. Kevin keep her in your heart. My prayers for you and your family.
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