Annie Doreathea Harrison Parker

Published 7:43 pm Saturday, February 23, 2013

Annie Harrison Parker, 90, of 2004 Cedarwood Lane, Suffolk, transitioned into eternal life on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Sentara Obici Hospital.



Mrs. Parker was a native of Suffolk, Va., the fifth child born to William Preston and Lucy Harrison and the widow of Alexander Parker.

She was a graduate of the 1942 class of Booker T. Washington High School. She had retired as a machine attendant and trainer of Lipton Tea Company after 25 years of service.

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Mrs. Parker was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church for over 75 years and a born-again Christian who loved the Lord. She was a former member of the choir, a faithful member of the Sunday School, where she was past teacher of the Mitchell Memorial Sunday School class, and a member of the Harvester’s Missionary Circle. She was very active in the Nansemond and Isle of Wight Sunday School Union, having served as Missionary, Executive Board Chair, President of the Union and Assistant Consultant of the Missionaries. She held the title “Mother of the Union.”

Mrs. Parker leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Sheila P. Perry, of Chesapeake, Linda P. Goode, of Suffolk; a niece, Janice H. Mebane-Harper, of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Emanuel Perry Jr., of Norfolk, Robert E. Goode Jr., of Camp Springs, Md., Yolanda Perry, of Gainesville, and Damone Perry, of Gainesville; six great-grandchildren; great-nephews; cousins, in-laws and a host of friends.

A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. A home going service will take place at noon on Wednesday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St. in Suffolk. The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Hobbs will officiate. Entombment will be in the T.E. Cooke-Overton Mausoleum of Carver Memorial Cemetery.

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Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke- Overton Funeral Home Inc.