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December 17, 1923 December 10, 2009
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MRS. CECIL ALBERTA PARKER, daughter of the late Herbert and Pearlie Taylor, was born December 17, 1923 in South Hill, Virginia. Cecil was called to celebrate eternal life on December 10, 2009, while at the Doctor's Community Hospital, Lanham, Maryland.

Cecil attended the public schools of Luenburg County, Virginia. At an early age, she was baptized and joined the Flat Rock Baptist Church, located in Kenbridge, Virginia. As a young adult, Cecil relocated to Prince Georges County, Maryland, where she met and later married the love of her life, the late William E. Parker. Following their marriage, Cecil and William made Fairmont Heights, Maryland their permanent residence. Although Cecil entered into Holy Matrimony, she was always a strong advocate for working and helping to provide for her family. She was employed by the Pentagon and Montgomery Ward, prior to becoming a housewife at the request of her husband.

Cecil was a fun-loving person, blessed with quick wit and a great sense of humor. She enjoyed music and tried to play an instrument, but was not successful. However, in the spirit of cohesiveness, Cecil dubbed herself a go go girl' for the family band. She was a family-oriented person that always looked forward to and enjoyed visitation of family, whether local or out of town. She also loved entertaining, opening her home and welcoming everyone. Cecil enjoyed cooking and only needed a little notice to prepare her delicious potato salad, fried chicken and homemade cakes from scratch'. She made sure that no one left her house on an empty stomach.

Over the years, Cecil also enjoyed fishing, gardening and traveling with her family. When not on the water, gardening or traveling, Cecil would find the time to relax on the porch, taking in the sun rays and sharing stories with family and friends. She also enjoyed playing bingo and visiting casinos.

Cecil was a very unselfish and caring person, always willing to lend a helping hand. A testament of her love for others speaks volumes when Cecil, while in rehab, took the initiative to feed an elderly person who could not feed herself. She was a very soft-spoken person that was quick to make a concession and never had a cross-word' with anyone.

Cecil was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Parker; three children; William Clifton, Clarence Edward and Herbert Elzia Parker. She leaves to cherish her memory, four daughters; Joyce Stafford (Harold) of Clinton, Maryland, Milda Williams of Fairmont Heights, Maryland, Alberta Nichols (James) of Washington, D.C. and Rochell Hawkins (Alphonso) of Huntingtown, Maryland; three sisters; Nannie P. Cade of St. Leonard, Maryland, Ola Alexander of South Hill, Virginia and Eunice King of South Hill, Virginia; one sister-in-law; Alice Kellibrew of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; one brother-in-law, Robert King of South Hill, Virginia and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves an extended family that adopted her as "Momma"; John P. Jenkins, H. Kay Bradby, Tony Bradby, Beverly Robinson, Jackie Carter, Tony Pratt, Wanda James, Sharmelle Williams, Alton Dixon and Burkett Lyburn.


Harmony Memorial Park 7101 Sheriff Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20792 (map/driving directions)


9:00 am to 11:00 am at Kettering Baptist Church 1 Kettering Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 on Thursday, December 17, 2009 (map/driving directions)


11:00 am at Kettering Baptist Church 1 Kettering Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 on Thursday, December 17, 2009 (map/driving directions)
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