Mrs. Norma J. Parker of Georgetown, formerly of Alabama and California, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood after a short illness.
Norma was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Port Huron, Mich. She was the daughter of the late David and Leila Thompson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph C. Parker in 2009.
She was a retired financial secretary with the Huntington Beach Union High School District in California. She loved counted cross stitch and listening to classical music. Norma was a loving, caring mother, and a “people person” with the biggest heart. She owned cookbooks galore, and used them!
She is survived by one daughter, Susan L. Parker of Georgetown; one brother, David Thompson of Marysville, Mich.; and two nephews, Mark and Michael Thompson. She is also survived by Janet Ware, Evelyn Parker, Jerry Parker and his wife Peggy, and Ralph Parker all of Georgetown; Pat Harris and husband Mike, and Pete Chaffinch of Seaford; Dale Parker of Blades, Richard Parker of Laurel and Joe Moore of Florida. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 24, at the Millsboro Cemetery. Pastor James Van Der Wall will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Compassionate Care Hospice, 28467 DuPont Blvd., Suite 6, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home.