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1631 Church Street
Phone: 757-622-1085
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Ruby Parker

Ruby Braxton Parker

Wednesday, May 16th, 1923 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Our mother Ruby Parker, whom we will miss dearly, was quietly lifted from this life and tenderly carried away to her heavenly home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A humble but proud homemaker for all of her life, she was well known in the neighborhood as the mother of many who kept us well dressed as she earned that label herself. In her last employment she retired from a local daycare center as a dietician. A long time, faithful member of First Calvary Baptist Church, she served as a past president of the former Gospel Choir; a treasurer of the Dr. Isaac Watts Choir, a member of the Maggie Davis Sunday school class, and a member of the Woman’s club. She was a member of the Huntersville Senior club as well. She was married to George L. Parker for many years, who preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by her son Dalton Braxton and her daughter Kimberly Braxton, each of whom she loved very much.

She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Kenneth Braxton (Winetta); seven daughters, Patricia Earle, Hollace Williams (John), Iantha Spalding (Jessie), Sharon Hill, Andree Teague (Ronald), Barbara Smallwood (Isaac) and Valencia Parker; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, her best buddy, Mamie Harvey, and other relatives and friends who will grieve for a time in this season.

Mom’s memory will always be cherished and remembered by her family. Her favorite hymn was His Eye is on The Sparrow, for she knew over all her years He watched over her!
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    1600 St. Julian Ave
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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Margaret Watson

Posted at 12:25pm
Our condolences to the family of Mrs. Ruby Parker. May God be a comfort to you and may you be filled with the peace that only He can give. We will surely miss Mrs. Parker. George and Margaret Watson, FCBC


Sharon Solomon

Posted at 04:45pm
I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Just know that another angel has received her wings and she is no longer suffering. Praying for continued comfort and peace for you and your family Lynn.

Sharon Solomon

Phyllis Springs

Posted at 02:33pm
The Deaconess Board of First Calvary Baptist Church, offer condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Ruby Braxton Parker. May the works she had done speak volumes. She will be missed a staple who sat on the fifth pew every Sunday morning. Ms. Parker has always shown grace and a friendly smile to all she encountered. To God be the glory.

Stephon Smallwood, Sr.

Posted at 11:52am
On behalf of the Smallwood family I like to express sorry for the loss of Ms. Ruby Parker mother of my sister in-law Barbara Braxton Smallwood (Isaac lll). Prayers and condolences to the family, and friends of Ms. Parker. May she rest in the arms of our Lord. Until we meet in glory. God bless, Stephon and Teressa Smallwood and family

Vera Jernigan

Posted at 04:01pm
Me & Precious send our most heartfelt prayers and condolences. We met Mrs. Parker (Precious called her "Grandma") through her son Kenny a.k.a. "Bean". She was one of the most sweetest ladies in the world & was very good to Precious. We are thankful for being so blessed to have known her & we will always cherish the memories of her.

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