Norma Icilda Parke

October 25, 1929 - November 28, 2021

Norma Icilda Parke (nee Peynado) was born on October 25, 1929, in Westmoreland, Jamaica and went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2021, in Cape Coral, Florida. She was the third of six children born to Willoughby and Lena Peynado. During her elementary years, Norma attended Chapman’s Boarding School in Kingston, Jamaica, then went on to attend Windsor High School. Upon graduation from Windsor High School, Norma attended Forest Commercial Business School, where her studies included accounting, Pittman shorthand and typing. After graduating from business school, Norma obtained a position at Aston McCallum Accounting Firm, then went to work at Banana Board where she became an Executive Accounting Secretary. She held this position until her retirement at age 55.

Norma met her soon to be husband, Barrington E. Parke while attending Philadelphia Assembly in Jamaica. They were married on June 17, 1950, until the death of her beloved Barry on September 26, 1996. Norma immigrated to the United States in 2005, to live with her daughter and her family, and became a part of the Fort Myers Evangelical Free Church family participating in weekly worship services until she was no longer able to attend.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Barbara Young, son-in-law, Clive, granddaughter, Tiana (William) Birawer, grandson, Franz (Shulesa), great grandsons, Kyro and Jaden. She is also survived by her sister Hazel Burke, brother Aston Peynado, and numerous nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her husband Barrington, her parents, her brothers Keith and Gerald Peynado and her sister Cynthia Burgess.

The Memorial Service for Norma will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Fort Myers Evangelical Free Church, 6798 Plantation Pines Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33966.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Hopeton Todd Dec 15, 2021 at 6:54 am

    I knew the family well as a child growing up at Rehoboth Church on Constant Spring Road. Her Husband n my father Alfred Todd were deacons there. I remember “Barbara” very well. My condolences n love extend to her family. My name is *Hopeton Todd*. She Lived a life of honour n “worth” n now she has left this “earth” to be in The Master’s Eternal Presence. Stay Strong!!! May her Memories be a powerful driving force in service of our God!

  2. Sheryl Clarke-Bellamy Dec 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    My condolences to Barbara and family. The Parke and Clarke families go way back to Rehoboth Gospel Assembly in Kingston, Jamaica. We always enjoyed good fellowship. I distinctly remember the laughter of Sister Parke; her eyes would light up.

    I know that Sister Parke is resting in the arms of Jesus and there is a grand reunion going on.

    May God continue to keep and bless you.

  3. Paula Murray Thorpe Dec 17, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Sister Parkes you are the epitomy of a silent giant to me. It had been so many years since you loss your husband and to know that you have only just transitioned into the next life is without explanation. You have lived a full and long life. Rest well my sister and tell Elder Parkes hello..
    To Barbara and the rest of her family my sincere condolences.

  4. Georgia Williams Dec 18, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Aunt Norma was a very quiet person. She was always dressed in a colorful apron, busily carrying out her tasks at home.
    We would have long conversations
    as she settled in her favorite chair in the living room. She was very jovial with a contagious laugh and a sweet smile.

    I looked forward to seeing her especially on weekends because I would always leave with a plastic bag full of my favorite black mangoes. “I know you like these so I save them for you. Eat them before they get too ripe!”

    Aunt Norma loved the Lord
    and would always refer to the goodness and awesomeness of God.

    She maintained good health, and Barbara took excellent care of her. She lived a long life.

    My condolences to Barbara (my cousin), her husband Clive, and children Tiana, and Franz. God bless you all.

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