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Donald ParkerFour Oaks, NC: Mr. Donald Linwood Parker, age 77, 1050 US HWY 701 S., passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield, NC. Funeral Services will be held 2:00PM Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Four Oaks. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens in Smithfield. Elder Tony Parker and Elder David Brooks will officiate. Mr. Parker was born on September 11, 1943 in Johnston County to the late Elonzo and Sally Jane Parker. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Mr. Parker retired from Johnston County Industries in Smithfield and was a farmer. He was a member of Four Oaks Primitive Baptist Church where he served in many capacities. Surviving include his wife of 52 years, Linda Gail Hayes Parker; sons, Elder Tony Parker and wife, Leslie; Tracy Parker and wife, Amanda all of Four Oaks; grandchildren, Tyler Parker, Austin Parker, Lee Thomas and Hallie Thomas; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Parker will be available for viewing, and you may sign the register book on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 9:00AM-5:00PM at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC. The family will not be present during this time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to Four Oaks Primitive Baptist Church, 1050 US HWY 701 S. Four Oaks, NC 27524. The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers. In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Face coverings are required for all services. Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC. Condolences my be sent to the family at roseandgraham.com.
Mr. Donald you will be missed a ton weknow you are looking down on us now flying with your wings if we can only be so lucky one day to join you in the heavens. If there was a stair way we would come visit every day.
Bobbie Powell Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM
The passing of Brother Donald has left a big empty place in our Church Family that will forever be there. We have had lots of faithful servants of the Lord over the years, but none who stand out in my mind, like Brother Donald. He was such a loving member of Four Oaks Primitive Baptist Church and was faithful to attend and served his church as a Deacon, for most of the years I have known him. He always welcomed you with a smile and a handshake and when you left, he treated you with the same gifts of a handshake and a smile, and you were truly blessed because of them. He was a quiet humble man, who taught his sons, and grandsons and anyone else who was willing to listen, the value of the church and how to serve God. He was always doing for others, never thinking about himself, or what he might be lacking tomorrow because of it. He knew without a doubt, that God would provide for his needs. He never did anything for praise, everything was from his beautiful heart. He was always there, willing to help, when other churches in our Association was doing repairs or additions to the the buildings. Whatever was needed you could count on him and his smile to show up, ready to help in whatever capacity he was needed. He was loved by all who were blessed to know him. He will forever be a shining example of what our love and walk in the church and our lives should be every day. God has carried a beautiful soul home!
Sister Brenda Johnson Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Donald Parker
Fayedeane McLamb Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM
I know Donald will be missed by his loved ones. He always had a smile and a kind words. Love and prayers to you all.
Fayedeane McLamb Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM
Donald was a good neighbor he always had a smile on his face no matter what. He will surely be miss by many. Gail, Tony, Tracey my prayers are with you at this time.
Dean HOCUTT Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God help them find understanding and peace.
Annette, David & Heather Freeman Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. Donald was good man and I have many great memories from my childhood of him and the store. Prayers for the family.
Pam Phillips Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM
Brother Jimmy and I learned a lot about how to love your church and how to love your fellow man from this dear Brother. He was always so careful to make sure that all needs were met within his church, while at the same showing leadership to his children and their children.I will be forever thankful that God put this gentle soul in our lifeMay God be especially close to his family at this time. We love you very much
Brother Jimmy and Sister Judy Dunn Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM