Steven T. Parker

Published 9:06 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014

FISHERSVILLE — Pastor Steven Trent Parker, 49, husband of Beatrice (Jett) Parker of 709 Ladd Road, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

Mr. Parker was born Sept. 15, 1964, in Suffolk, a son of Patricia (Riddick) Parker.
Steve was raised and ordained in the Southside Baptist Church in Suffolk, and his first call to the ministry was the Greystone Baptist Church in Asheboro, N.C. His second calling was to the Beaver Island Baptist Church in Mayodan, N.C., and his final call brought his family to minister at the Fishersville Baptist Church in Fishersville. He liked nature, being in the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and reading, and he loved spending time with his family.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Steven Parker.

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Surviving in the home is Bea, his wife of 24 years, and a daughter, Sarah Elisabeth Parker. In addition to his mother in Suffolk, he is also survived by his sisters, Cindee Cross and husband, Rick, of Ivor, and Pennie Collins and husband, Michael, of Holly Springs, N.C.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Katie Jett, of Suffolk; three nieces, Tabitha Raines and husband Chris, Lorrie Jett and Shaunna Cross; two nephews, Travis Umphlette and Dillon Umphlette; and a number of aunts, uncles and many cousins also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in the Fishersville Baptist Church, 1508 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in the Fishersville Baptist Church by Pastors Ronnie Wyatt, Michael Smith and the Rev. Stewart McCarter.

Burial will follow at Augusta Memorial Park in Waynesboro.

Active pallbearers are M.C. Hinkle, Douglas Baggett, Dennis Baggett, Phil Lilly, Ray Brown, Rev. Steward McCarter, Travis Umphlette, Dillon Umphlette, Gordon Riddick and Carl Arnold.

Honorary pallbearers are the deacons and staff of Fishersville Baptist Church.

It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Neighborhood Church, Missions Fund, 1518 Oak St., Syracuse, NY 13203.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of his arrangements.

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