Mother Continues to Mourn Daughter's Death Three Years After Her Suicide

By Sylvia Gonzalez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA -  An Odessa mother knows firsthand the unbearable pain it is to lose a child to suicide. Her daughter, 22-year-old Pamela Ann Justice committed suicide three years ago. Even though time has passed, she tells NewsWest 9 the void she feels will never be filled.

"The grief that she left behind is undescribable. Losing a child is hard, losing one to suicide it's even worse," Pamela Justice, mother of Pamela Ann Justice, said.

Justice has been crying just about everyday since her daughter took her life. She says no one should know the pain of losing a loved one to suicide.

"No husband, mother, brother, sister, spouse or child should ever know, they don't need to know this pain," Justice said.

She says her daughter showed no signs of being depressed or ever talking about ending her life. She says she was the kind of girl that everyone loved. Three years after her daughter's suicide, she still wishes she would've reached out for help.

"This ain't the answer. I wish she would have come and talked to me, talk to her dad, talk to law enforcement and they could have helped her. There's so many options rather than taking your life," Justice said.

Justice says there are times when she wants to pick up the phone and call her daughter, then reality hits her as daughter is no longer here.

"I still see a movie, hear something on the radio and wanna call her and say hey. She is missed," Justice said.

She mentioned she no longer plans for the future as she once did, instead she tries to live her life one day at a time.

"It's been three years, I haven't moved on with life, but everyone does it at their own pace these men and women have lost a child they understand my pain," Justice said.

Justice has a message for people who might be considering committing suicide.

"This ain't the answer, don't do this to the people you love," Justice said.