In Loving
Memory

Vicki Lynn Parker

February 28, 1962 – January 5, 2022

Vicki L. Parker of Henrico, VA, 59, wife of Gary H. Parker went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Vicki was a wonderful daughter, mother, wife, relative, friend, and beloved aunt to the late Lance Norwood Jr. After a brief illness, Vicki passed away at home. She is predeceased by her father, Macio James Norwood, Jr. of Norwalk, CT.

Vicki graduated from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT and Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. After college, Vicki had many successes in the business world, loved to read, travel, listen to music, and discuss all things sports-related, and especially loved her New York Yankees.

Vicki leaves behind her husband, Gary H. Parker, Henrico; daughter, Marissa Norwood of Glen Allen, VA; son, Ryan Parker of Dallas, TX; mother, Patricia Owens, Bradenton, FL; mother-in-law, Elsie Parker, Milford; brother, Marc Norwood of Norwalk, CT; brother, Lance Norwood (family, Kristie and Michael Norwood) of Boston, MA; brother-in-law, Darryl Parker (wife, Patricia Parker) Tappahannock; aunt, Diane Robinson (husband, Frank Robinson) of Redding, CT; aunt, Barbara J. Bivens of Bridgeport, CT; and nephew, Jason Corey of Trumbull, CT; as well as a host of cousins and other relatives.

Memorial Gathering

Location

Affinity Funeral Service  – Richmond Chapel
2720 Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294

Date

Friday January 21, 2022

Time

2:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.

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Guestbook

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54 Comments

  1. Christine Urso Sisterhenm January 10, 2022 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace my friend. I will treasure all the memories we made together & the laughs we shared. You will truly be missed

  2. Cindy Aragon January 10, 2022 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Sending prayers for the family Had some great times with Vicki back in our high school days rest in peace my friend ❤️?

  3. Janice McNamara January 10, 2022 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    RIP my village friend?

  4. Wendy Birchard Gaipa January 10, 2022 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Vicki. There are no words to express to your family that would adequately express how many people you brought joy to. Your smile not only lit up an entire room, but it overpowered the entire Brien McMahon school
    community. I am so very glad for social
    media bringing us together again to share conversations about our adult life and reminisce about “the good ol days” May you rest peacefully.

    • Savage Lori January 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      May God heavens shine upon your beautiful soul as he comfort your loved ones ❤️

  5. Marissa Norwood January 10, 2022 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Mom,

    I can’t stop crying as I write this. I never expected you to leave us so soon, but please know that I am forever grateful for you bringing me into this world and being the best mother that anyone could ask for. You are my light, my mentor, best friend, but most of all you were YOU. Someone I could always count on and look up to. Everything I have in life is because of you. I am going to miss our daily conversations, miss seeing your name pop up on text messages every single day. I’ll miss discussing music, sports, traveling with you and everything else that we did on a daily. This world will never be the same without you in it, but you will always have a presence in my heart. I will think about you day & night, and will try to live my life to the fullest, making you proud.

    Please know that I love you oh so much, and until we see each other again in the afterlife, rest easy. ? ❤️❤️❤️?

  6. Leslie Santorella( Benincaso) January 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I’ll always remember your beautiful smile. I don’t ever recall growing up seeing you without one♥️ Rest easy Vicki. My sincere condolences to your family.

  7. Kimberly Jackson-Ilogti January 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Oh Cousin, I Always looked up to you! You gave me advice and looked out for my well-being like a big loving cousin would do. Coolest by far, bar-none! Auntie, cousin’s, I lament long side you. You’re all in my prayers. ? Rest easy Vicki-Lynn. I love you ?

  8. Christine Brown January 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences out to the family. Vicki was truly a sweetheart. May God keep you close during this stressful time.

  9. Sweeny Bansal January 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Vicki, rest in peace. You were a loving and caring presence. Thank you for always being there for your friends. I will miss you.

  10. Debbie Blake January 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace, my forever friend. I will miss your smile and positive vibes, but God needed you more.
    My deepest condolences to Gary, Ryan, Marissa, and the rest of the family.

  11. Glenn & Wendy Vereen January 10, 2022 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Vicki Lynn. Beautiful beautiful Vicki Lynn. Loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin, friend… Your radiant smile, twinkling eyes, and joyful laughter will never be forgotten. God gave you the most precious gift of your beautiful beautiful daughter Marissa who inherited the finest of your qualities and attributes! Although no one could ever take your place, we’ll do our best to walk alongside Marissa until we’re reunited in our Heavenly Home with Jesus and all of our loved ones who’ve gone Home before us… We pray that the Lord will comfort your mom, Marissa, Gary, Ryan, Marc, Jason, Lance, Kristie, Michael and the entire family.
    With heartfelt love always,
    Cousins Glenn & Wendy????
    John 14:1-3

  12. Bert nichols January 10, 2022 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss RIP Vicki CVFORLIFE

  13. Anthony Anton January 10, 2022 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    R I p Vicki

  14. Janet Davis January 11, 2022 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Vicki my childhood friend, sending prayers to the family. One Love CV Forever always in my Heart ❤️☮️

  15. Susan Frattallone Forcier January 11, 2022 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Rest in Paradise Vicki, CV for life ??♥️

  16. Varalynn Suggs January 11, 2022 at 9:14 am - Reply

    SIP Vicki..such a beautiful soul..?????? to the family
    Varalynn Suggs

  17. Keller Jannett January 11, 2022 at 10:52 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the enitre Parker family. My prayers are with you.

    Jannett Keller and Family

    • DR. Charles Williams, M.D. January 11, 2022 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life after hearing that my friend is gone. I can’t stop crying! Vicki you were a wonderful mother that raised a beautiful daughter! Over the years we lost touch but when we talked it was like old times and those memories I will remember forever! We made a promise several years ago and I will fulfill that❤️! This is not goodbye, until we meet again! Love always.

  18. Tony Rivera January 11, 2022 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Vicki and my condolences to Lance (Killa) & Mark (Buda).

  19. Tony Wise January 11, 2022 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Heaven’s gained another angel. Rest easy Cousin

  20. Andrea Wilson January 11, 2022 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Vic I’ve known u since the Village Days but lost touch like so many do. I was saddened to hear of ur passing but I also have the memories of the things we Did together. Here’s to ur Journey. Xo

  21. Denise Hedley January 11, 2022 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    My old GE friend – I’m so sorry to hear of your passing. RIP my sweet friend.

  22. Jeanne Cottrell January 11, 2022 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Vicki – You were such a shining light. I have so many fun memories of you in high school in your McMahon jacket. Rest In Peace beautiful lady.

  23. Diane and Frank Robinson January 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Our Dearest Vicki, We have so many wonderful memories of you with our two daughters Diane and Donna together. You three cousins were like sisters who got along so very well. Your lovely daughter Marissa is such a darling, and we’ve always been so very proud of your mothering abilities with Marissa. R.I.P. Vicki. We will meet again and we know that you are in a better place resting peacefully with our Lord.

  24. Cheryl Rivera January 11, 2022 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    To the family
    My deepest condolences to you all. I am still in shock to hear of the passing of Vicki. We grew up together and did the best we could to stay in contact. I love Vicki and I am deeply saddened. However I have lots of great memories. My prayers go out to all of you. Vicki rest now, no more pain. You are loved and missed greatly.

    Love
    An old friend ❤️??

    • Moné Roberts January 12, 2022 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      We will miss you dearly cousin Vicki. I will always cherish the memories of visiting with you and Marissa. You always made us feel welcomed and loved. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart with us all.

  25. Greta Blau January 11, 2022 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Just look at the number of people whose lives you touched, from all different times and parts of your life! I remember you so vividly even though we hadn’t seen each other in so many years. Smiling! Laughing! Mischievous! (That last one might be genetic.) You and your family were such an important part of my childhood And I was just talking about you this week! My love to Patti, Lance, Marc, and all of your families and to Vicki’s husband and children. (I’m sorry if I missed someone.)

  26. Enith plummer January 11, 2022 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Bicki NoWo it’s BENCHINI, your forever friend. I was devastated in hearing you passed, just talked to tou Dec 20th. I’ll miss you on our 60th birthdays only 4 days apart, Feb 28…March 4th. Still can’t wrap my heart around the fact that you are gone. But I know God makes no mistakes, and you are no longer suffering so I take consolation in that. See you when I get there Bicki…

    Your forever and a day friend,
    Eni Womo

  27. Kymber moore January 11, 2022 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolence goes out to the entire family I have such fond memories of Vicki growing up one comes to mind a snowstorm and we’re walking with a bottle of southern comfort you’ll always be forever in my heart now you can rest I will see you on the other side May the good Lord continue to bless the family??

  28. Dwight Davis January 11, 2022 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    SIP Vicki. You were always one of the most beautiful and cordial person that I knew, your smile was infectious. You will be sorely missed im sure. To my man Mark, Lance, and her family God bless you all…???⚘

  29. Carol Motyka Merritt January 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I can hear your laughter and Kym calling your name. We sure did have us some fun back in the day. My heartfelt condolences to your daughter, husband, mom, Marc & Lance. Thinking about all of you. May God give you all the strength and courage in the days ahead. Vicki, rest easy now & keep smiling!?❤

  30. Suzanne Szucs January 11, 2022 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I am so devastated to hear of the death of such a beautiful, vibrant woman. Vicki and I were dear friends when we both worked the ticket desk at Bear Stearns in Boston. She taught me everything I know about shopping from our many lunch time trips to Filene’s (original) basement. No one could part a crowd of shoppers like Vicki. And when Marissa came along that was such a wonderful blessing. She loved her tiny girl so much. I always hoped we’d get a reunion sometime. My deepest sympathy. This is a tragic loss of one taken too soon.

  31. Reyna Joyner January 11, 2022 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Feeling so grieved upon learning of Vicki’s passing. I was fortunate enough to work alongside her for a short time during our years at Saxon Mortgage. Anyone who knew her, felt the infectious joy that Vicki was gifted with. She was an immediate friend, someone I could laugh with, take comfort in, and trustworthy from the very moment I met her. She had the most welcoming, loving energy and I will never forget her spirited friendship. I was lucky to call Vicki my friend. My prayers for her loved ones during this time of immense loss. May you each draw near to God, and find her there making a way to be with you again one day. Much love.

  32. Chris Gonda January 11, 2022 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    May God be with you all. Vicki brought such joy, light, and smiles to everyone. She’s pictured just like I remember her. We are sorry for yours loss. May her beautiful spirit live on in all of us. The Gonda Family

  33. Rev. Melvin Wilson January 12, 2022 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Vicki was a high school classmate. Always had a wonderful smile and was a great cheerleader. My prayers are with all of her family members, classmates, and friends. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”

  34. Donna Nixon January 12, 2022 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Vicki you had a smile that could light up a

  35. Richard Grey January 12, 2022 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    May she walked with God and Rest In Peace ,
    May she look down from Heaven on her family forever and send them loving prayers to there Hearts Forever amen

  36. Donna Nixon January 12, 2022 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Vicki you will be missed. We grew up together in the village. You had a smile that could light up a room. Rest in peace my friend.??

  37. Julie Biggs January 12, 2022 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences go out to Vicki’s family. Vicki was a truly beautiful person and she will be greatly missed.

  38. Tom W. January 12, 2022 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I worked with Vicki @ McKesson. She was a great lady. She was always happy, helpful and an awesome NY Yankee fan. I loved talking about the Yankees with her. She will be missed. Vicki’s family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Yvonne (Baldwin) Jones January 12, 2022 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    My beautiful cousin Vicki. I cherish the time we had together. Thank you for the amazing summers I spent with you and the family as a little one. I always felt at home and definitely favored. Your energy was always amazingly full of life and laughter. Your smile was always warm and genuine. Even as a teenager you were so good with us kids; always so patient, curious and observing. So many lives you have forever touched. Until we meet again my dear cousin, sleep in peace. With so much love – Your little cousin, Bon Bon ?

  40. Patricia Correa January 12, 2022 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    May the Lord have you in His Glory rest in Peace, no more suffering my friend. Pray for the Family & Friends to find Peace & Comfort in the Lord?♥️

  41. Mark Keyworth January 13, 2022 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Vicki was always light hearted , compassionate , full of grace and fiercely loyal. Prayers and condolences to her family from here in Colorado.

  42. Val Tucker January 13, 2022 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    You were always a beacon… From the time you were young and asked if I’d teach you to play drums until recently when we’d cuss out The Jets!! I will miss your optimism and your laugh. Rest well my friend. Prayers and condolences to your family.

  43. Jacqueline Tyson-Wright January 14, 2022 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I can recall that Vicki showed love and light to everyone with whom she met. Her smile was infectious and she never met a stranger. When she left this earth, Heaven gained a true angel!

  44. Brenda Flick January 16, 2022 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Sweet Vicki I still can’t grasp the fact that you are gone way to soon, but God had a plan and called you home. You are free of all your pain. I will always treasure the times we spent together during your visits to mom’s house. All the bantering between you and Lance about the Yankees versus Boston.. (yeah Yankees over Boston). You were gifted with joy and the love of people and when ,you met me and we became like sisters. You will be missed here on earth but we know you are in the arms of Jesus and we will see you in heaven one day. ❤️ you Vicki

  45. Robbie Doggett January 16, 2022 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Rip Vicki. I still can’t believe you are gone. You were the most caring person I have ever known. You made such an impact on my life . Thank you for caring and believing in me. I will miss our Yankees and rays rivalry talks too. I couldn’t have asked for a more special person to come into my life . Thank you for everything you did for me and I will never forget it. I know you may be gone physically, but your spirit will always live on.

  46. Barry Saint January 18, 2022 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Dear Vicki – wife and companion, mother, daughter, family member and dear friend. Your loss is acute and the world will be a poorer place without you in it. Your honesty and warm-heartedness made every gathering you were part of so much better. Thank you for your patience, understanding and good spirit when you introduced my family to the US and RVA in particular. I have always valued your positive and non nonsense approach to life. You are missed. All love, sympathy and best wishes to Gary, Marissa, Ryan and the wider family and friends. Our deepest condolences and do let us know if there is anything Louise and I can do to help, including tea at the Ritz!

  47. David Macera January 21, 2022 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Vicki – it was too soon, and we will miss you. You were a welcoming friend when Sue and I moved to Virginia 7 years ago. I will always remember your great smile, honest approach, and a wisecrack or two at the office that made it a more pleasant place. Our deepest condolences to Gary, Marissa, and Ryan.

  48. Teresa Parrish January 21, 2022 at 10:32 am - Reply

    My sweet Vicki….of the conversations we had from our daughters, sons playing baseball and them playing against each other. I couldn’t wait until our talk we would have yearly and we were overdue . We shared makeup and perfume connoisseur.s we were. We hit it right off when I started working with you at Saxon. We always kept in touch. But now you’re in the grandest of all places. Until we meet again! Hugs Marissa and family.

  49. Arlynda Smith January 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Miss you Vicki. ?

  50. Debbie Hickerson January 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Dear Parker Family,

    We never lose the people we love even to death. They continue to participate in every act, every thought and decision we make in our lives.

    Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. Your Mom, wife, daughter will always be remembered. She was a dear friend????

  51. Rosemary C Olson April 27, 2022 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    You always had a smile and such a positive beautiful person. I treasure the days at GE with you.

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