Jonathan David Parker was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida on March 2nd, 1995. We are deeply sadden by his passing on February 14th, 2018. Jonathan was raised to be a caring and respectful young man who lived life to the fullest. He was loved by many and was an invaluable member of our family. Jon started playing sports at a young age and particularly had a knack for football. He was a three-year varsity football player at Miami Palmetto Senior High School where he graduated in 2013. Jonathan went on to Florida Gulf Coast University where he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was scheduled to graduate in December of 2018 with a degree in business. He loved his many great friends and enjoyed all kinds of activities including; snowboarding, boating, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed family trips and any new adventure, and was looking forward to a return trip to the Galapagos Islands this summer. Jon’s greatest passions were traveling, and helping others. While attending FGCU he became involved with “GIVE,” a volunteer organization, traveling to Thailand and Nicaragua. While there he helped teach children to speak English and educated communities on sustainable living. Jonathan intended to continue this volunteer work after graduation. Jon planned to marry his best friend, Rachel Lynam, and raise a family to join him on his worldwide travels. He was very goal oriented and looked forward to combining his business aspirations with his desire to help others. In his far too few years, Jonathan has made a positive impact on the lives of many people in several countries. He truly lived what he would call a “fulfilled” life.
Jonathan is survived by parents: Colette and Wayne Powell, David Parker, Veronica Volovik
Siblings: Courtney and Nathan
Nephews: Owen and Austin
Cousins: Nicole, Corey, Noel, Nick, Alex, Jordan, Robert, Patrick, Amanda, Sebastian
Grandparents: Richard Morris, Larry and Gini Parker, Nancy Monteleone, Janet Powell, Earl and Christy Powell
Aunts and Uncles: Chris and Mike Brookins, Connie and Tom Martin, Sherry and Jerry Zastera, Brett and Linda Powell, Dan and Ginger Monteleone, Casey and Amy Forney.
And his soul mate and best friend Rachel Lynam
Jonathan will now be reunited with his brothers, Andrew and Jackson forever after.
There will be a private, family-only, gathering; please respect the family’s privacy during this time. All are welcome to attend Monday’s (February 19th) casual outdoor celebration of life from 10am-1pm at The Deering Estate, Royal Palm Grove, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to: Growth International Volunteer Excursions, 2442 NW Market Street #425, Seattle, Washington 98107.