Alvin Uriah Palmer
November 8, 1945 – May 8, 2020
Alvin Uriah Palmer was born November 8, 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica to Harvey and Anitta Palmer. He was the eldest of seven children. After graduating from high school, he went on to trade school to become an auto mechanic. He worked for Karam's and Sinclair Garage, for several years.
In 1974, he married Evelyn "Freda" Grange. Together, they started their own business, Palmer's Motor. They migrated to the United States in 1980. They owned a retail stand at the Swap Shop in Lauderhill, Florida. In 1999, they moved to Ft. Myers, Florida and started a foster home.
In May of 2001, Alvin suffered a massive stroke, losing some of his motor skills. His doctors said he would never survive but instead he beat the odds by 19 years. Although he was confined to a wheelchair, he never lost his cognitive skills. He was a longtime resident at Health Park Care and Rehab. He is preceded by his wife Evelyn (2007), and parents: Harvey (1991) and Anitta (2019).
Alvin leaves behind eight children: Marcia, Horace, Dawn, Damian, Joyce, Tony, Angela and Trevor. 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 3 brothers: Ronald, Anthony, Charles; 4 sisters: Sheila, Pauline, Jennifer, Sandra and a host of family and friends. Though he is absent in body, he is present with the Lord. Though we mourn his passing, let us remember the happy memories shared.
He will be truly missed. May his soul rest in peace.
Alvin Uriah Palmer
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Alvin Uriah Palmer
Sandra, Shanice, and Natasha Facey
June 5, 2020
My brother Alvin when Christmas come around he always ask me for his rum cake, I always baked a pan for him, he would often say sis i am taking my time with it, he always leave it on his table and say he don't want any nobody to touch it. I also would take him sorrel too. He would eat his cake and drink his sorrel and always call me to tell me thank you. Whenever I go visit my brother I always bring the girls with me whenever I go visit him and it was always his pleasure to see his nieces, he would often say to them that " shanice you look like the palmer side and Natasha you look like the facey side" Eventhough Natasha felt otherwise lol. He loved when we would take him to the mall, he loved to eat Chinese food and we would always have to get his egg roll with his meal. He would also say sis its time to go because I want you to leave before it starts getting dark, and he will call to see if we get home safe. Brother you will Truly be missed but never forgotten. We love you always and forever ❤.
June 2, 2020
Mr. Palmer was the sweetest man at Health Park Care Center, I've worked there 19 years and I've known since the day he came here, he was like family to me, He would give me positive advice on relationships and always cared about my kids. I am really gonna miss him dearly. The last time I saw him, he was frustrated with his cell phone and needed me to get it to work, to call his son. He loved his family and they loved him. My condolences to the family. SIP Mr. Palmer
May 29, 2020
My uncle Alvin was a great influence in my upbringing. He taught me things that shape me as a man. In our last conversation, he reminded me that life is precious and should not be taken for granted. Despite knowing that he had the virus, he remained positive saying everything will be okay. He was a great man and I know God has him in his glory. Rest in peace uncle, until we meet again. I love you.
May 27, 2020
Uncle, I remember spending the weekends at your house and how good you treated me. I would go to work with you at the swap shop and you would buy anything I wanted to eat from the food court. You would stay outside with Damian and I for hours to watch us ride the go-kart you build from scratch. Before you passed we spent an hour on the phone talking politics and life. You would always tell me you couldn't wait for me to call you and tell you I met someone and was going to get married. You gave me advice on how to handle some of the problems I was having with Damari. You assured me things would work out. I'll miss you more than words could express. Oh I remember how you felt uncomfortable when your roommate pushed his bed close to yours. You would say "Dee Dee I don't want no man to close to me"🤣🤣. I love you Uncle, I'll miss you, but I'm glad to have had you as my Uncle.
May 25, 2020
Uncle Alvin I will always remember as a gentle and loving soul. He was always welcoming, loving and kind-hearted. Uncle you are missed dearly and I love you so much.