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Garney Mae Parker


Sunrise: May 6, 1942

Sunset: October 4, 2023

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Garney Mae Parker, a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend, was summoned to her Heavenly home.

The oldest of her siblings, she was born on May 6, 1942, to the late Garney Lee, Sr. and Lucille Parker in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Garney Mae worked for the United States Postal Service for 19 years in New York and Virginia. She attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY, for Medical Terminology with a 4.0 GPA. She also worked as a Nurse’s Aide in Portsmouth, VA. An anointed and accomplished musician, Garney Mae played the piano, organ, and sang for many churches in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Garney Mae was a devoted daughter who spent many years of her life caring for her mother before her passing in 2015. A dedicated Christian, Garney Mae would always share her love, prayers, and words of encouragement with those around her. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and church community. She has touched many lives, and her memory will never fade.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, son, Emmanuel Parker, daughter, Cindy Blount, sister, Carolyn Nolen, stepbrother, Therman Alston, and stepsister, Janice Alston.

She leaves to cherish her memory her stepmothers, Ms. Inez Parker of NC and Mary Parker of  NC, her grandchildren, Ricky R Beale, Jr. of KS,  Antonio R. Beale of VA, Kristina Jones, and Donna Garris of VA. She also leaves behind siblings Samuel Parker (Valerie) of NC, Leon Parker (Deborah) of NC, Garney Parker, Jr. (Tina), of VA, Herman Alston of VA, Fay Ely of NC, Deborah Deberry of VA, and Tempie Williams of NC, as well as, five great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Viewing Friday, October 13, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Saturday, October 14, 2023 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel

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    Kristina says

    rest easy baby 🩷 tell Cindy i said heyyy girl heyyy !

    – Kristina

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    John Wesley Jones says

    To My Sweet Cousin,

    You have touched many lives with your smile, sense of humor, and your musical ability. You have always been a musical gift from God to me and I will never forget you. You will be missed.

    Wesley

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      Sarah LaReau says

      You will be missed. Rest well Garney Mae. You brought so much love and joy to all of us. My deepest condolences to the entire Parker family. I love you all. Always, Sarah LaReau

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    Joyce Urquhart says

    To the family of Sister Garney Parker, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Sister Garney, she was a good friend and church member, she would be truly miss . You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless You All

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    Sylvia w. Gore says

    Garney Mae was one in a million. I will mis one of your t your anointed talent; piano playing. Thank you for being a true friend to my mother, Madeline White. To God be all glory.

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    Joyce G Smith says

    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May you rest now in the arms of your Lord and Savior. To the family, take comfort in knowing she is at peace. 💜

    The Smith Family

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    Barbara Brickhouse says

    With Sympathy, Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending love.
    In Memory of My Dear Sister Garney Parker
    We thank God for you because you were a beautiful blessing to our ministry and to us. We loved the way you sang and played and ministered to us through music. We will never forget you and the sacrifices you made to commute to us. You were an inspirational anointed and faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You will definitely be missed and we are praying that your eternal soul will forever rest in peace, We love you and we appreciate you and we hope to see you again in that Great Getting Up Morning! Fare thee well. Fare the well. The family has our love and prayers.
    From the Universal Kingdom of God Ministries – Associate Minister Barbara Brickhouse and Church Family

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