James A. Parker

Sunrise: August 25, 1954

Sunset: July 27, 2022

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, God called James A. Parker of Chesapeake, VA home to rest. James, affectionately known as Jimmy, was born on August 25, 1954, to the late Beulah Parker Terry and Charles Myers.

Jimmy was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. He later went on to serve in the Army from 1973 to 1977.  After serving in the Army, he started his career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an Insulator in Shop 57 and retired after 30 years of service. He was a hard worker and even after retirement he worked as contractor for Newport News Shipbuilding as an Insulator for many more years.

Jimmy had three hobbies: watching sports, working, and catching the bus to Farm Fresh daily. He watched every sport on television and loved to quiz his grandchildren on fun facts. He was an excellent provider for his family and was known to keep all his money in his socks. Jimmy had a deep, distinguished voice and laugh that could be recognized anywhere. He also had an awesome sense of humor and was a jokester. Jimmy was an example of strength and determination. No matter what came his way he never gave up and always continued to fight.

Jimmy was a devoted husband to the love of his life Cynthia for 43 years. He loved his children, grandchildren and all his family and friends. Jimmy left an unforgettable presence on this earth and will be truly missed.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother Beulah Terry, his father Charles Myers, granddaughter Trejor Parker; two brothers Isaiah “Toby” Parker and Theodore Terry, and sister Sarah Parker McIntyre.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Cynthia Parker, his three children; Dontae Parker, Jaquan Parker (Melba) and Tasha Parker; ten grandchildren; Jazmen Peele, Dejuan Peele, Jayla Saunders, Jaquan Saunders, Ta’shad Parker, Janiya Saunders, Dontae Parker, Jr., Tyler Hayes, Bryson Parker-Ellis, and Dash Parker; six sisters; Wanda K. Smith (Jerome), Anita Parker, Andrea Johnson (Leonard), all of Chesapeake, Kay Sharp of Portsmouth, Shirlevia Watson (Kirk) and Kimberleye Hill of Maryland, two brothers: Carl Parker of Chesapeake and Leon Terry of California; four uncles Theodore Parker (Hao), Patrick Parker (Gail).James Myers (Theresa) and Everette Myers (Sheila); and a host of family and friends.

Viewing Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, August 5, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Sebrena Daughtry says

    My prayers go up and out to the entire Parker family and my brother and friends Mr. & Mrs. Quan & Melba at this difficult time. May God give u all the extra added strength to get through these upcoming days and just know better days are coming. Keep the faith and hold on to God’s unchanging hand. Luv y’all. From Sebrena Daughtry and family.

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    Vanessa Copteland says

    Jimmy was a quiet and sweet person. That smile!!! Rest my friend. Give your mom a hug from me❤️

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    Alvin T Pimienta says

    Jimmy was a nice young man! I GIVE MY CONDOLENCES to his wife,Mrs.Cynthia Parker (my cousin)and Children and the entire Parker Family!God will provide Weeping make come in the morning but there is Joy all the time!!God bless!A.T.PIMIENTAAND Family

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    Willie Ducre says

    So sorry for your loss.Ji.my and I worked together for a many years at NNSY. I hope they ready for him he was a big joker. Kept you laughing.Think of those good times you shared with Jimmy the ones that make you laugh it makes it a whole lot easier to deal with this great loss. Rest in heaven my Brother and great friend you earned your wings.


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    Larry Goffigan says

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      Larry Goffigan says

      To the family of a special friend and coworker Jimmy Parker. Blue was there for anyone that needed help . Very unselfish. Kind friendly and loved by many because of his comedic and loving nature. May the Peace and love of God bless you all. Love you ❤️ from pop as he called me.

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    Mike Hill says

    To my Family and I mean just that, Jimmy and myself shared so many wonderful times in our small community called Gilmerton and grew up together. Jimmy was not just a friend but I consider him like a brother. REST MY BROTHER, I will see you in the morning. Family you are in prayers. GOD Bless you all. Mike Hill

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    Tonya Williams says

    Our condolences and sincere prayers for the Parker family with much love from the Johnson family of hot springs and Roston Arkansas

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    Dianne Stephenson says

    My Sincere Condolences to Cynthia Parker and the entire Parker family on the loss of Jimmy. He was a hard working man Job well done Jimmy 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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