Ida R. Parker

Published 7:50 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SUFFOLK — Ida R. Parker, 64, of 2456 Cherry Blossom Drive, Suffolk, passed away Dec. 27, 2010 at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. A native of North Carolina, she was daughter of Edward Harrell Riddick and the late Marjorie Knight Ford.

Ida Parker

Mrs. Parker attended Elizabeth City State University and Austin Peay University, Clarksville, Tenn. She retired as a computer analyst for civil service after 33 years of service. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was active in the Senior Usher Ministry, Missionary Ministry and Computer Ministry. She was also a member of the Official Board of the church.

She leaves to cherish precious memories, her husband, Thomas L. Parker Sr.; two daughters, Teresa Chipman (Daniel), of Suffolk, and Tracey Lofton (Savaslas), of El Paso, Texas; one son, Thomas L. Parker Jr. (Benita), of Wendell, N.C.; her father, Edward Harrell Riddick, of Newark, N.J.; one sister, Joyce Simpson, of Newark, N.J.; five brothers, Burl Riddick (Judy), of Newark, N.J., James Riddick (Mary), of Chesapeake, Sylvester Riddick, of Newark, N.J., Larry Eure (Mary), of Sunbury, N.C., and William T. Eure, of Suffolk; eight grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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The service to celebrate her life will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the pasto