Sheila Parker


2/7/1942 – 4/1/2022

Sheila was born in Galveston and grew up in Houston, was a Ponte Vedra resident since 1970 and a Highlands, NC summer resident since 1997. 

Sheila is survived by her husband Richard, son Kelly, and sister Gwen Sanders of Lufkin, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jason, and Dr. Glendon Sanders. 

Shelia was a Baylor University graduate and while at college during the summers she served as a tutor to disadvantage girls in New Hampshire and later received her MBA from the University of North Florida. Before motherhood, Sheila had a great career as a buyer for Foleys in Houston and Stix, Saint Louis.

Sheila was active in sports, church, and the community. She was past presidents of the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club and the Sawgrass Ladies’ Tennis Association. Sheila was a wonderful mother, wife, and citizen. She had very fond memories of all her many tennis, golf, bridge, and neighborhood friends here and at Wildcat Cliffs. Sheila completed the Jacksonville marathon, and seven river runs.

Many thanks to the staff at McGraw Hospice. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Celebration of life service will be held at the Christ Church Chapel in Ponte Vedra on April 8, 2022 at 11:00 am.