Terry Yovonda Parham
Former Jersey resident Terry Y. Parham, 64, died Dec 25, 2021 in Solaris Nursing Home, Saint
Cloud Fl. after a lengthy battle with M.S. At her request, Terry’s body has been donated to the
University of Florida College of Medicine.
Terry or as she’s known by her family as Vonda was born May 1,1957, in Philadelphia Pa. to
Lloyd and Edwina Smith.
Vonda graduated from Kennedy High School in Willingboro N.J. In 1974. She had an extensive
career with the Supreme Court of N.J. As a bookkeeper.
Vonda found Christ at an early age. She was a part of numerous gospel choirs until finding her
home at St. Matthew’s Baptist Church, Williamstown, N.J. Around 1997. She fellowshipped
there until moving to Florida with her sister because of limitations due to her illness.
In 1988, Vonda met Glenn Parham at Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex. Vonda and Glenn
were married on August 4, 1990 and stayed married for 23 years. They divorced in May 2013.
In June of 2010 she retired and spent most of her days cooking, playing cards, traveling,
attending tea parties and cheering for the Steelers.
Vonda was predeceased by her mother(Edwina), father(Lloyd) and brother (Edwin). She is
survived by her sister and brother-in-law (Karen and Michael Moore), 2 aunts, along with several
nieces, nephews and cousins. She will also be dearly missed by her former husband (Glenn),
God daughter (Kristin Rodriguez), God son (Anthony Wingo) and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be held January 8, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm service at Sweeney Funeral
Home, 337 Bridgeboro street, Riverside N.J. 08075
Thank you for all your prayers and condolences during this difficult time. The Family