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Edna L Parker
Feb. 24, 1934-Sept. 25, 2020
Menlo Park, CA

Edna Lillian Parker was born on February 24, 1934 in Hillsboro, Texas. Her parents, Minnie and Mack Heath and her grandmother Mary King, raised her in the country of Hill County, Nathan Texas. At the age of seven, her family and her cousin sister relocated to Cleburne, Texas where she attended grammar school. In the late 1940’s Mother Parker’s family moved to Fort Worth Texas where she began to work as a housekeeper with her mother. She left grade school when her mother became gravely ill, and became a main provider for the family, working in the cotton field. In 1951, Mother Parker was blessed to have her first child Herbert Lee. Two years later, Mother Parker had her second child, her baby girl, Joyce LaRue. In 1962, Mother Parker moved to California where she lived the remaining years of her life. Upon arriving in California, she found residence in Redwood City CA. She became a member of the Little Flock Church of God in Christ and served under Dr. E.J. O’Neal and her current pastor, Elder Justin Genevro. Mother Parker affectionately known as “Grammie” was a grandmother to the whole church and community. She was an excellent cook by spell. She was known for her famous banana pudding, salmon croquettes, her green thumb in gardening, and love for good deals. Mother Parker was a comedian in her own right and loved to be with her family. She will be dearly missed. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her sisters and brothers. She leaves to mourn her daughter, Missionary Joyce Genevro (Michael); one son, Herbert Lee Freeman, adopted son Emmett Jackson (Moana), her god-daughter, Sister Mary Gaines; grandchildren, LaPria, Whitney and Breona Genevro, Pastor Justin Genevro; two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Joshua Nava; adopted grandchildren, Anthony Barclift Jr., Elder Dominique Beaumonte, Elder Paris Reed (Quiana), Destiny Bushnell (Chris), Amaya Bushnell, D’aira Brown, Elahia, her neighbor, Ms. Helen, Close Friend, Sister Flora Cade, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members, and church family.

Special thanks to the Hospice team and her personal in-house nurse, Missionary Bernadette Bean for the love that was shown in her last moments of life.

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Quiet Hour: October 9, 2020 6:00 PM at Little Flock Church of God in Christ 565 Warrington Ave, Redwood City, CA Homegoing Celebration: October 10, 2020 11:00 AM New Sweet Home Church of God in Christ 2170 Capitol Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA

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