Thomas Sylvanus Parker, Jr.

Born: Sun., Dec. 4, 1927
Died: Sun., Nov. 6, 2016


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 08, 2016
Location: St. Martin's Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Nov. 08, 2016
Location: St. Martin's Lutheran Church

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Maiden-Thomas Sylvanus Parker, Jr., 88, passed away on November 6, 2016 at Abernathy Laurels in Newton, NC.  He was born in Catawba County on December 4, 1927 to the late Thomas Sylvanus and Bessie Shell Parker, Sr.  Thomas served his country in the United States Navy.  He was a truck driver following his Navy service.
     In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by three brothers; Bruce Parker, Hubert Parker, and  Paul Parker and two sisters; Carolyn P. Frady, and Lucille Parker.
     Thomas is survived by his wife Marlene Laney Parker of the home, three sons; Larry E. Parker and wife Vicky of Maiden, Joe Parker of Newton, and Jeff Parker of Great Falls, SC, one daughter, Robin Parker Willis and husband David of Hickory, four grandchildren; Chad Parker, Tiffany Parker Black, Daniel Willis, and Darrin Willis, four great-grandchildren and many other cherished relatives and friends.
     The family will receive friends Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Maiden, NC.  A funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm  in the sanctuary at St. Martin's Lutheran Church. Pastor Nathan Yoder will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at May's Chapel UMC Cemetery in Maiden.

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Hope Paradise
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
My Deepest Sympathy. When a family member or a close friend dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. We feel helpless. There's nothing we can do to bring that person back to life. But the Bible gives real comfort at 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4: ". . . God is the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials . . ." Think how much God and Jesus want to bring our loved ones back to life. When Jesus was on earth, he had a really good friend named Lazarus. One day Lazarus died. Jesus said Lazarus was sleeping, and awakened him, resurrected him. If Jesus could do it in the past, surely, he can do it in the future. So if we just think of our loved one as Jesus did, sleeping, soon he will call and they will answer. I hope you find these words comforting.

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