Established 2012 The Stephen Fund (904) 527-3056

Celebrate Life
Live Every Day...

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We are still working on various sections of the site. This is coming soon. Celebrate Life...Live Every Day...The Stephen Fund

Live Every Day . . . is the title of the illustrated biography on Stephen George William Parker, that contains contributions from many family and friends solicited over a two-year period and assembled into 10 chapters by David F. Parker, edited by Margaret (Parker) Vincent, and currently being published by David W. B. Parker. Chapter 9 contains Stephen’s own story of his year-long cancer battle prior to his death on May 9, 2010 (Mothers Day).

We originally planned to sell this book at cost (assumed to be about $20 for a run of 100 copies plus about $5 for shipping), but several people suggested a Stephen Fund be established to memorialize his name through one or more benches in the Beaches communities that he loved. His parents proceeded to fund an initial bench in Atlantic Beach's Johansen Park between his parental home and the beach, named for his first employer, who owned a prestigious restaurant on the beach called Le Chateau (since replaced by condominiums of the same name). A picture of the bench is shown here, for which the City of Atlantic Beach charged a hefty sum as do other area beaches. We would like to fund additional benches for those interested in remembering those they wish.  This first bench is inscribed: “Live Every Day . . . Stephen G. W. Parker, 1964-2010.”

Therefore, for those who would like to donate to The Stephen Fund and help perpetuate his name and lifestyle as well as help the beaches areas with memorial benches, you may contribute any amount over $25 to The Stephen Fund, and receive a copy of Live Every Day . . . in return (see below). The Stephen Fund is set up as a not-for-profit company under Florida and Federal regulations to permit charitable tax deductions. It is administered by Stephen’s Mother, Marilynn C. Parker, who is solely responsible for Fund disbursements.

If you would like to contribute to The Stephen Fund either now or at some future date (and receive a copy of Live Every Day. . .), please send your donation c/o Marilynn C. Parker at 13846 Atlantic Boulevard, #402, Jacksonville, FL 32225 ~ (904) 527-3056,

We want to help remember those who have changed our lives, changed our viewpoint, or affected us in some way. But, everyone doesn't have the wherewithal to put a bench or plaque up to commemorate those people. We hope to help by funding projects for placing a bench or commemorative item in an area that we can enjoy thinking of them, reminding us to Live Every Day...

Please help us help others. Donate to our fund, The Stephen Fund, by sending a check to the following:

The Stephen Fund
13846 Atlantic Boulevard, #402
Jacksonville, FL 32225

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(904) 527-3056

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