Charlie Parker, Sr.

Sunrise: December 2, 1931

Sunset: October 2, 2023

Charlie Parker, Sr. transitioned to heaven peacefully on October 2, 2023. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 53 years Alice, three daughters Sandra Jean Parker, Alfreda Quick and Charlene Morring (Brent Morring) and one son, Charlie Parker, Jr.

Charlie was born in Southampton County Virginia to the late Benjamin Parker & Hattie Sykes Parker. Charlie was always a hard worker and during his time on earth he proudly served in the Armed Forces. Charlie worked 36 ½ years as a government civilian worker. He then began a third career with the City of Norfolk as a traffic engineer and he ultimately retired a second time. In his spare time, Charlie was fondly known as the “air conditioning man.” A licensed HVAC technician, he serviced families in the Hampton Roads and beyond for many years and enjoying his craft.

When he was not working, Charlie enjoyed spending his time in church and with his family. He was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church for 53 years and he served in the Trustee Ministry for 25 of those years. He also loved to travel to visit and spend time with his family. He also loved to “tinker” in his garage and take care of his home.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Carrie Lee Jones, Larrina Parker Jenkins, Benjamin Samuel Parker, Hester Melinda Parker and Johnnie Lou Jenkins and a special niece that he considered a sister, Christine Jones Myrick.

Charlie will be dearly remembered by a close family friend, his adopted daughter Kimberly Powell, a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends.

Viewing Friday, October 13, 2023 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:00 AM Mount Herman Baptist Church 3101 Lens Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Laid to Rest Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Norfolk, Virginia

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    Sam, Lenore & Samore Jenkins says

    To the Parker family:
    During this time of grief, may you be comforted by the prayers of everyone who knew and loved Mr. Parker. Know that we are only a phone call away if you need anything.

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    Mrs. Janette Parker says

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for the passing of my father in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through, and may the mercy of God give you comfort. I was blessed to have a second father figure which was you. You taught me the good and bad of life, and I accepted it gracefully because it built character within me. Your presence and influence with your family and community will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Rest In Peace 🩷

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    Mary Holloway says

    To the family. We are so sorry for your loss. The death of a love one can be extremely difficult to cope with. Many have found comfort in the promise found there at Acts 24:15. There it speaks about the Resurrection. Do draw comfort in the promise found there and please know you and your family will be in our prayers…MaryAnn

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    Shirley Browder says

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. But Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Shirley Browder

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    Kathy hodges says

    Sorry for your loss forever in our hearts

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    Ann Pope says

    My deepest condolence to the family and to my friend, Alice. Mere words cannot express my sorrow. He was a good husband and father and an even greater friend. My daughter and I share in your sorrow.

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    Carolyn Delores Ezell says

    Sincere ,heartfelt condolences to the Parker family. He’s not gone…he’s merely away. He forever lives in your heart and through your memories. Hold steadfast to your faith, God will strengthen you at this uncomfortable time. Sending love and prayers your way.

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      Natasha Mills says

      My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Parker.

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    Pamela Yeldell Abrams says

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Mrs. Parker you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Heavenly Father surround you with comfort and provide His loving peace.

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    Angela says

    I pray for you all during this sorrowful time you’re experiencing. May God strengthen you and God is with you every step. You’re never alone. I pray for God’s peace surround you
    My godmom Alice I love you and proud of how you you was by your husband side until his last breath. I admire you so much.May your daughter’s and son pamper and care for your best. I love you all. God bless. Mr Parker work is done on this earth. Rest Mr Parker, job well done.

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