Mrs. Margaret Morrison Parker was born in Iredell County on April 4, 1934, to the late Junious and Florence Rosby Morrison. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, the late Isadore and Maggie Morrison. She was married to the late Roy Parker. She departed this life on January 25, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

Margaret attended Iredell County Schools. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and crafts. She was a lifetime member of Freedom Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deaconess, and she established, organized, and sang in the Inspirational Choir. She also served as the leader of the kitchen committee and could be found assisting with various activities within the church.

Margaret was proceeded in death by her husband Roy Parker; her parents; a son Weldon (Barbara) Parker; a daughter Wilma (Ronald) Campbell; a brother, Robert Morrison; a nephew, Tony Morrison; and a daughter-in-law, Constance “Conkie” Parker.

She leaves to cherish the memories of her life a daughter, Renee Moore, and two sons, Reginald and Tim Parker, all of Statesville; five grandchildren, Lisa Parker and Dena (Calvin) Thomas of Cheraw S.C., Sonya Simpson of Morristown, Tenn., and Shelton (Hope) Moore, Ashley Mayberry and Yolanda Allison, all of Statesville; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Beatrice (Johnny) Moten of Statesville; a brother-in-law, John (Charlene) Parker of Calfornia; a niece, Anita Linney of Harmony, N.C.; and a nephew, Jerry (Sue) Leach of Clemmons, N.C.; along with special cousins, Frances Moten, Dr. Deland (Evie) Myers and Jerry Morrison, all of Statesville; a special nephew Leon (Marybelle) Parker of Statesville and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special thanks to the nursing staff at N.C. Baptist Hospital, Statesville Dialysis and Gordon Hospice House for the excellent care and compassion showed to our beloved mother.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted on Saturday, January 29, 2021, at Freedom Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Reverend James Harley will officiate and burial will follow in the Freedom Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, N.C.

General Public Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday and resume on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

There will be no public visitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services.

You can also view Mrs. Margaret Morrison Parker remains virtually on-line at: www.youtube.com. Search Margaret Parker’s Viewing.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Parker at www.rutledgeandbigham.com.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Parker family.

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