Rocky Mount, NC
Richard Carroll Parker was born on April 13, 1947 to the late Willie Buck Lindsey and the late Edith Parker Artis in Wilson County, North Carolina. He departed this life peacefully
surrounded by family and friends on May 1, 2018.
Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jean Horne; step-fathers, Javis T. Artis and James R. Cobb, and step-brother, Larry D. Artis.
Richard attended Wilson County schools. He was employed by Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Manufacturing Facility in Wilson, North Carolina from the time the plant opened until
his health lead to his early retirement in 2005.
Richard accepted the salvation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 2010 and became a member of Thorne's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Knowing that he was saved made his mother very happy.
Richard was a people person, and was most happy when he was around family and friends. He immensely enjoyed playing card games and listening to oldies but goodies music with his friends.
He was always ready and willing to help anyone in any way he could and loved to visit his family members, especially his aunts and sister.
Cherishing his memory are the love of his life, his wife of twenty-one years Hilda; sister, Jacqueline Williams (Anthony); aunts, Dorothy Braswell and Inez Rountree (Jesse); father-in-law, Percy Lucas; sisters-in-law Cheryl Pippen (Troy) and Denise Artis; brothers-in-law, Donald and Kevin Farmer; step-daughter, Deborah Boykin; godson,C. Phillip Flowers, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. Parker will be at 11:00 am, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Thornes Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive, in Rocky Mount, NC. The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in Rocky Mount Memorial Park in Rocky Mount,NC.
These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.
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Thornes Chapel Baptist Church
Saturday May 5th, 2018
1624 Windsor Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Rocky Mount Memorial Park
Saturday May 5th, 2018
4454 Dortches Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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To The Family:
Losing someone in death is never easy. May God's Word comfort family and friends during this difficult time. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 states " 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God."
Submitted by Ms. Williams on May 28 2018 04:38:38 PM
Senobia Williams Barnes(Juicy) lit a candle for Mr. Richard C. Parker
Senobia Williams Barnes(Juicy) lit a candle on May 18 2018 12:17:33 PM
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your step dads passing. I am continually praying for you and the rest of the family!
Such a sweet spirit has gone on.
Submitted by Catherine Lynette Battle on May 8 2018 11:29:36 PM
My condolence to the family. I know that you are hurt right now but our heavenly farther is a God of all comfort and he can comfort you in this time of need through his word . John 11:23-25.Jesus told Martha." Your brother will rise.” 24 Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.
We know that this is a promise that will come true. Also these verses may be of comfort . Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 21:4. My prayers are with the family.
Submitted by Vernell Batts on May 7 2018 07:55:10 PM
Hilda, Keeping you in our thoughts during your time of loss.
Submitted by Marlon &EC Land on May 6 2018 02:02:58 PM
Robert Braswell, lll lit a candle for Mr. Richard C. Parker
Robert Braswell, lll lit a candle on May 6 2018 11:02:01 AM
I will truly miss you cuz.
Submitted by Robert Braswell on May 6 2018 11:01:00 AM
Pastors Victor and Cheryl Rountree lit a candle for Mr. Richard C. Parker
Pastors Victor and Cheryl Rountree lit a candle on May 5 2018 01:58:53 PM
Sorry for your loss may you find comfort at Revelation 21:4 until then may the God of all comfort comfort you at this time
Submitted by Cynthia on May 5 2018 10:23:59 AM
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Paula Hilliard-Small lit a candle on May 5 2018 05:52:43 AM
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