Monica Mary Mitchell Parker was born on August 2, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George Claiborne Mitchell Sr. and Pauline Viola Ledgister Mitchell. Monica grew up in Camden, New Jersey graduating from Camden High School in 1977.
After getting married in 1981, Monica went on to have 5 children. Monica became a mother and thrived. While raising her children and working full time at the Division of Taxation for The State of New Jersey, she went on to graduate with a degree in Business from Eastern University. After over 30 years, she finally retired this past July.
Monica was always on the go. With her real estate license on hand, she was either selling a house or serving the Lord with her life group at church. Being on the move kept her entrepreneurial spirit going. It allowed her to comfortably travel and explore. Her time and attention were always in demand, so you had to catch her when you could. She put family first and treated her friends like family. She was always kind and could lend an ear no matter the person speaking.
Monica was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Not only was she sassy and loving, she was also fair, forgiving, and selfless. She could laugh at herself just as much as she could laugh at a joke. Monica didn’t harp on the things she couldn’t control. It was God’s will and that’s what she lived and taught down to the day she passed away. Monica loved the Lord without a doubt. Knowing Monica meant feeling lighter, supported, encouraged, and free. Saying she will be dearly missed undercuts the effect she had on any life she came in contact with. Her fighter attitude, will to live, explore, and travel will forever be stamped on the lives she left behind.
On Friday, October 21, 2022, God called Monica home. She is survived by: children, Sean Parker (Rezza), Matthew Parker (Saddiqque), Jonathan Parker (Dominique), Arrian Parker, and Julian Parker; grandchildren, Sadiq, Makayla, Matthew, Sajai, Madison, Major, Kennedy, Peyton, Paxton, Jeremiah; two sisters, two brothers, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Submitted With Love,