Jennie B. Parker

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Jennie B. Parker was born on January 1, 1943, to the late John Henry Miller and Paralee Ellis Miller, in Dundee, MS. She passed this life peacefully with her family by her side at Ohio Health. She was a resident of Mansfield for over 50 years.

She married the late Elijah Parker on November 1, 1966. She was an employee of Mansfield Memorial Home, when she retired in 1976, she stayed home to raise her family. She loved spending time with family, watching soap operas (Young and the Restless and Bold and Beautiful). She was an avid bingo player, loved having breakfast at Mansfield Restaurant, playing cards with two of her grandchildren, Nene and Timmy, and she loved to call her granddaughter, Sheree on a daily basis.

She was a member of Maddox Memorial Church under the leadership of the late Superintendent Aaron Williams Sr., after his passing she was under the leadership of his son, Elder Aaron Williams Jr. She was president of the Usher Board and served on the Mother’s Board.

She leaves to cherish here memories: 3 sons, Lenail Parker (Paula), John H Parker (Stephanie), and Timothy L Parker (Sharon); 2 daughters, Beatrice Johnson and Phyllis Franklin (William Jr.). She also raised six nieces and one nephew as her own, Parlee Ealy (Dwight), Dale Miller, Veronica Thomas, Alana Parker, Jane Hewitt (Kevin), Teresa Reedus (Arron), and Bridgett Massie (Doron); 1 brother, Shelby Miller; 1 sister, Catherine Hill; 2 sister in laws, Vercie Boyce and Norma Parker; 14 grandchildren, Sheree Parker-Jackson, Traci Mask, Antoine Franklin,
William Franklin III, Shequita Parker, Dionysus Parker, Stephen Parker (Kelly), Janae Parker, Natasha Franklin, Shenell MilNickel (Shannon), Marvin Parker, Lenail Parker Jr., Ta’Neesha Franklin, and Timothy Parker Jr., Ricky Bigler, Carl Isom. She was blessed with 13 great grandchildren many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry Miller and Paralee Ellis Miller; her husband, Elijah Parker; and brother, Peterpaul Miller; and sister, Susie Parker.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, May 3, 2024 at Maddox Memorial COGIC, 1148 Walker Lake Rd. Interment at [disposition_location]. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, MANSFIELD CHAPEL, 753 McPherson St. (formerly Willams Funeral Services). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Parker Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Debbie Jefferson

    Rest in peace ❤️

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May God comfort you during this difficult time and after.

  3. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  4. My Dearest Aunt Jennie, you will be truly missed. Thank you for taking the time out of your life to raise my sisters and I. You taught us all so much and I will never forget you for that. To my cousins, thank you for sharing your mother. I love you Aunt Jennie, may you rest peacefully in heaven.


    We the Davis Family send our Deepest Condolences to all the Family members in this Difficult time. We love you all.

  6. Christine English Canada

    Sorry for your loss rip Mrs Jennie Parker..

  7. Kim Y. Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  8. To the Parker/Johnson family, please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother, Mrs. Parker. I will miss talking to her at the fence when I come home. Mrs. Parker has always been nice to me; we have had great conversations over the years. Whenever I came home, she would come out of the house and meet me at this fence. Mrs. Parker, take your rest, and you will be missed.

  9. Aunt Jennie was the rock. I will forever shed a tear for her. I will always await her call for my birthday and miss our monthly calls. Rest now auntie. Miss you!

  10. Mia Brooks -Taylor

    I want to send the Parker family my sincere condolences. Your mother was a great woman who knew no strangers. My God give you all strength through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Michelle Brooks -Taylor

  11. Kimberly J Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss
    Praying for the family

  12. My sympathies for the loss of your Mother. God Bless and continue to Comfort you.

  13. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  14. Tarita Harris Toe Toe

    I’m so sorry My condolences to your entire family ❤️‍

  15. Sincere condolence to the Parker family..We are.certainly praying for your family..

    Brenda Feagin and family.

  16. Condolences & Prayers To The Parker Family. Love & Prayers The Delk Family

  17. Elder Carrell Gandy

    Elder Carrell Gandy,

    I am sorry for your loss. Mother Parker a blessed woman of God. I am praying for the family.

  18. My condolences to the Parker family.

  19. Teresa Perseitz

    Bea, and the rest of the family I so sorry to hear the passing your your Mother, You all have my sympathy.

  20. Praying for the family and friends. May Ms. Parker’s soul rest in peace…. In Jesus Name.

  21. Matthew Knox Sr. & Family

    Our condolences to the entire Parker Family. We are praying for you and with you during this time of bereavement.

  22. Barbara Simms

    My Condolences to the Parker Family:
    May the Lord give You Comfort & Strength,
    During this difficult time.
    I am thankful to have known Jennie.
    I will cherish the Memories.
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms

  23. Jamie and Rhonda Hilliard

    Such a “great” loss.
    My childhood was filled with such joy and fun, as it was customary for parents to make themselves responsible for the neighborhood kids.
    West Fifth Street!!!!
    Thanks for the Love, Elijah and Jennie Parker!

  24. Janet C Jones

    My deepest condolences to the Parker family. May God give you peace and comfort during this time and thereafter.

  25. Pixie n Family

    To The Parker Family,
    There are no words to make your pain feel better. Mothers are the backbone that holds us all together. Once we loose that part of that family chain there is nothing to ever replace it until we all meet again to attach it back together, and we all will. Someday. Our deepest condolences to you all.
    The Black/Coombs Family

  26. Kim Brookins-Lindsay

    Sending Condolences to the family of Mother Jennie Parker. Jennie was a true and devoted friend to my mother for many years. I will remember the times she took my mother on vacation with her and all the walks they took almost everyday. I’m sure mom will be at the pearly gates to welcome you and the two of you can continue your walks all around heaven.

  27. Marilyn Sellars-Heffner

    My deepest sympathy to the Parker Family, on the loss of your love one. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

  28. Evon Johnson

    My Deepest condolences ❤️❤️❤️ to the family. I will be praying that God continue to comfort you all in this time of loss.

  29. Teresa Reedus

    Jennie was my Aunt. My mother was her baby sister. She use to have me in that kitchen every holiday cooking with her, while everyone else got to sleep. I was so mad at those days, but grateful for each one. Just call me Beatty Crocker as some of my family members say, lol

  30. Leslie G. Vance

    With a heavy heart, I give my condolences to the Parker family!!!…Peace be with you always!

  31. Kathy Wichlan (Wharton)

    To the entire Parker family I send my heart felt condolences for Mrs Jennie Parker. She was an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother ❤️. She meant a lot to everyone and she always will. She was like the mother I never had the chance of having. My heart and soul is with you all now at your time of grieving. I wish I could have been there. I know she is with the Lord now and I can hear her calling out for her beloved Elijah. RIP Mrs Parker ❤️❤️❤️

  32. carline Maria curry

    My Condolences to the family.

  33. Khalil and Joyce Ali

    Our deepest condolences and love go out to the Parker Family. May she rest in Peace in Paradise.

  34. Donna McCabe


  35. Always kind and loving. My deepest condolences with my love, tears, and prayers for the family.
    Rest in Heaven.




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