Odessa (Howard) Parker

Born: Thu., Dec. 28, 1933
Died: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017


Visitation

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Location: United Christian Church


Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Location: United Christian Church


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Celebration of Life is Noon Monday, January 16, 2017 at United Christian Church, Apostle Maurice K. Wright, officiating. Interment will follow in Lincoln Hill Cemetery.

Visitation with the family is the hour prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Odessa Howard Parker was born in Titus, Elmore County, Alabama on December 28, 1933 to the union of the late Vander & Evelyn (Knight) Howard.

Odessa received her formal education in the Elmore County School System.

Odessa was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to the late Johnnie Patrick Parker,Sr. Their union was blessed with four children.

Mrs. Odessa Parker departed this life on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama.

Odessa was preceded in death by two sons, Herman & Wallace Howard; four sisters, Juanita Mitchell, Wanda Mae Getaw, Gladys Buycks, Margaret Malek and two brothers, Esco Howard and Frederick Howard.

She leaves her most cherished memories to her children, Peggy (David) Hill, Eufaula, AL, Delba (Lloyd) Jones, Kalamazoo, MI, Johnnie Jr. (Debra) Parker, Gadsden, AL, Roderick (Traci) Parker, Pinson, AL; fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren; brother, Min. Willis Howard, Miami, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends too numerous to name.

The family of the Late Odessa Howard Parker would like to take this time to thank all for their love, thoughtfulness and prayers during their time of bereavement. Your kind acts were greatly appreciated.

 

With Love,

 

Peggy, Delba, Johnnie, Roderick and family

 

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Joy
   Posted Wed January 18, 2017
I am deeply sorry to learn about the death of your loved one Odessa Parker. I know that this is a difficult time for you but please know that our loving heavenly father Jehovah knows and understands the many pains that we bear. He will never allow us to drift from his loving arms of protection. How good to know that one day all suffering, sickness. sin and death will be gone. We will have the chance to see our loved ones again! What a wonderful time that will be! Please know how very much others love, care and are praying for you. Once again I am sorry for your loss. Rev21:3-4, John5:28-29

Delba Jones
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
The family of the Late Odessa Howard Parker would like to take this time to thank all for their love, thoughtfulness and prayers during their time of bereavement. Your kind acts were greatly appreciated.




With Love,




Peggy, Delba, Johnnie, Roderick and family



J BAKER
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our cherished memories help us cope. Hold tight to those memories….Lean on each other for support…. And look to God’s word the Bible, for comfort and strength. James 4:8 encourages; “Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you.”

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