Amy Jeanette Desormeaux

    August 14, 1960 — January 22, 2021

    Amy Desormeaux, 60, lost her fight to COVID-19 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville, on Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

    Amy was born Amy Jeanette Parker, in High Point, North Carolina, on August 14th, 1960, to her late parents, Jean Jackson Harper and George Thelton Parker I.

    She was a graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School, class of 1978, where she was a part of the beta club, president of the junior women’s club, and a cheerleader. Amy then went on to attend North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelors of Art in Business Management. Later she attended National Louis University, earning her a Masters in Education for Curriculum and Instruction. After attending both schools she went on to receive her North Carolina Real Estate License.

    Amy was currently working as a Media Assistant at Apex-Friendship High School, where she made many friends, and impacted the life of her students.

    Amy had a huge heart, and gave more than anyone ever asked. She was a woman filled with wisdom, and always knew what to do in every situation. Amy loved spending time with her family. In particular, she loved her trips to Disney Parks and Kure Beach. She loved to laugh, and to make her friends and family laugh. She lit up a room with that same laughter.

    Amy is preceded in death by her stepfather, Allen Stanfield Harper; brother George Thelton Parker II and his wife Jane, along with other aunts and uncles. Amy is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, Mabry Joseph Desormeaux, and daughter Olivia Parker Desormeaux; her sister Stannette Harper; her nieces and nephew, Eliza Weaver Gingras, Amy Leah Weaver, Molly Jeanne Parker, and George Thelton Parker III, and great niece and nephew, Ava and Jackson Gingras, dear friend Sam Boyer; as well as many other family members and friends, whom she loved very much.

    During this time of sudden loss, and grief, in lieu of flowers or donations, please share any stories that you have with her, and send them to This is a way we will remember our Amy on hard days.

    Due to concern regarding the pandemic and wanting to spare others what she suffered through, the family has decided to celebrate her life at a later point with a trip to her favorite place, the beach. Amy was loved by many, gone too soon, and her legacy will be remembered.

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