Bruce Parker


Bruce Anthony Parker, often referred to as “Brucey Baby”, was born January 2, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Lefty and Mattie Parker. He was the second child of six children. Bruce departed this life on January 26, 2019.

Bruce graduated from North High School in 1977.

Bruce was a man who took pride in his work. Whenever he was hired whether to do landscaping, painting or to move customers, I was done with excellence and to the utmost of satisfaction. He was faithful and dependable making sure things were done correct and that each assignment was completed. Bruce was blessed with the gift to draw and his daughter Nicole has also been blessed with the same gift.

The first Bible verse that he learned as a child is John 14:6: Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life, No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. He never forgot this scripture and would quote it at times.

Bruce was a proud grandfather and would spend quality time with his grandchildren. His grandchildren passionately called him “PawPaw”. His oldest granddaughter, Amirah, Lived near him with her mother and siblings. She would sneak away to go visit him. Her mother would not find out until afterwards. Her siblings would look through their fence and see him outside and ask to go visit him. They just simply wanted to see their Paw Paw.

Bruce Anthony Parker is preceded in death by his parents, Lefty and Mattie Parker. Bruce leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Gretchen; children, Nicole, Brandon and Bruce Demetrius; grandchildren, Amirah, Amyra, Josiah, Nazir, Kiarra and Brandon Parker, Jr.; siblings, Dale Parker, Beverly Paerker, Andre Ko Dean (Pamela), Kerry Parker and Randall Parker; aunts, Estolla Gregory, Glassie Martin and Emma Pierce; special friend, Gary Peppers and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, February 2, 2019 at United Faith International Baptist Church, 2235 Stelzer Road.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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