Amy Sheree Parker

July 30, 1968 - March 1, 2019
Amy Sheree Parker, July 30, 1968 - March 1, 2019

When Amy Sheree Parker was a child, she loved floral design and singing in the choir at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton, where her mother, Queen Davis-Parks, served as a deacon. Throughout her life, Ms. Parker’s connection with her mother remained especially strong. 

The two of them enjoyed shopping together and watching TV shows such as “Touched by an Angel.” After Ms. Parker’s health struggles accelerated last year following open-heart surgery, she asked her sister, Aleta Williams, to make her a pie — and not just any pie. She wanted some serious comfort food.

“She wanted a sweet potato pie from my [late] mother’s recipe, which I had,” said Ms. Williams, who lives in Washington, D.C. “I sent it to her with her daughter and she called me and said, ‘It tastes just like Mom used to make!’ — which I took to mean it was a pretty good pie.”

Ms. Parker, who was 50, died on Friday of complications of the flu and heart failure at Southampton Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1968, in Southampton, grew up in East Hampton, and most recently lived in Calverton. She graduated from East Hampton High School in 1986.

She is survived by her fiancé, Rodney Brumsey, and her children, Blake Parker and Dayshawn Boynton, both of East Hampton, and Azaria Davis of Alexandria, Va. She is also survived by her stepfather, Leon Parks, and her stepmother, Patricia Gill-Parks, both of Southampton, and by her father, James Parker of Hampton, Va. 

In addition to her sister, she leaves a brother, Chris Parker of East Hampton, a stepbrother, Gregory Parks of Winston-Salem, N.C., and a stepsister, Tiffany Parks of Laurel, Md.

Ms. Parker was cremated. The family intends to bury her ashes with those of her mother.

A memorial service will be held on April 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Triune Baptist Church in Sag Harbor, the congregation she belonged to at the time of her death.