Bonnie Jean Parker
April 27, 1939 – June 16, 2019
Bonnie Jean Parker was born in Ft. White, Florida, on April 27, 1939 to Abraham
Lincoln Pearce and Eva Mary Pearce. Bonnie lived in Jacksonville, Florida as a child,
and moved to Gainesville in 1948 where she lived and worked for the rest of her life.
She attended Gainesville High School and in 1955 met her future husband, Glenn
Parker. They were married on December 16, 1955 and enjoyed almost 62 years
together before Glenn passed away. Bonnie was a devoted mother to their four
children, while working to help support the family. She worked for many years at Art’s
Steak House and retired from the Gainesville Sun as Credit Manager after 19 years.
Bonnie passed away on June 16, 2019.
Bonnie was known to everyone as warm, friendly, and incredibly hospitable. She loved
people, and was admired for her warm hugs and sweet, down to earth spirit. Spending
time with members of her large family brought her much joy. All children visiting her
house were delighted with her love for playing games and making things fun. Bonnie
took great pride in her home and garden, growing beautiful flowers, and bringing them
indoors to create signature arrangements. She truly made her house a home everyone
Bonnie is survived by her four children: Debbie (Glenn) Jordan of O’Fallon, Illinois; Tom
(Sheliah) Parker of Hawthorne, Florida; Gary (Tamera) Parker of Hawthorne, Florida;
Rusty (Jeraldine) Parker of Gainesville, Florida. Bonnie also leaves behind 11
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Forest Meadows Funeral Home on Friday, June 21st from 5-7 PM.
Funeral services will be held at Forest Meadows Central Mausoleum on Saturday, June 22nd at 10
AM. In leiu of flowers, the family requests donations to E.T. York Haven Hospice in
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