Rev. Joseph C. Parker
  • Brother Joe's family requests donations in his memory to:
  • Lenoir Community College Foundation (Joseph C. & Eunice B. Parker Scholarship)
    PO Box 188
    Kinston, NC 28504

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“Pastor Parker lived in such a way that those that didn't know Jesus, came to know Him because they knew Pastor Parker. What a life, His ministry will...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Bryan Ipock - Cove City, NC

“Please take our sincere love, thoughts and prayers for your loss, God is for sure smiling with one of his loving children sitting at his feet. We...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Neuse Blvd. Service Center - NC

“Brother Joe was one of the greatest men that I have ever known! I had the privilege of working with him a few years ago at the funeral home and he...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Ervin Patrick - New Bern, NC

“When I received my first appointment, Joe Parker became a mentor and a companion in ministry. His gentle presence and strong faith modeled for me...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Carolyn Roy - Kittrell, NC

“Shortly after Joe retired as our pastor,I sent him a letter that contained a passage of scripture from 1 Thessalonians 1:Vs.2-3 which reads,"We...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: James Morris - Oriental, NC

“From our side of the Parker family, we send our prayers and love to Joseph's family. We will all miss seeing Joseph until we see him again on the...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Keith Parker Williams - Swansboro, NC

“Mr. Parker brought so many gifts to our lives as a Department of Social Services Board Member. We will never forget him. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Charlene Richards - New Bern, NC

“Joseph is at rest in his Father house, May God bless his family and friends.Kenneth Parker, Lee Parker son ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Kenneth Parker - Wilmington, NC

“Our family is sending yours love and prayers! Mr. Parker was a wonderful minister, neighbor, and friend. We have all been blessed just to have...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Sadie Callahan & family - Vass, NC

“Joe was a good and godly man and will be missed by many. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you and...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Perry and Ann Turner - Ernul, NC

“So sorry for your loss,I know he was a special man in your life. His faith and loving example will live on in many people. Kevin and Melanie Pledger ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Melanie Pledger - New Bern, NC

“Our prayers are with you.Be comfort with wonderful times you share with Rev. Parker. Mollie Ann Chavis Sandy Bullock Glennette Murphy Adult Basic...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Mollie Ann Chavis - Creedmoor, NC

“We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing, but the good news is that you know where he is and that you will be with him again. He was such a sweet...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Doris and Dalton Murphy - NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Dr. Parker. Jeanette Quick ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Jeanette Quick - Greensboro, NC

“Rev. Parker married us ( Barbara McDaniel & Mike Tribula ) in September of 1973. Bless him and his family. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Tribula - Kinston, NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends during this time of sorrow.I met Rev. Parker in 2007 and he married Tina and I.He will be...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ken B.Duvall - Newbern, NC

“Dear Family, Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. Sincerely, David and Cindy Wade Ann Street UMC ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: David C. Wade - Beaufort, ND

“Randy & Family, I did not know your father, but I know he raised a great son. I am so sorry for the loss of your father, but knowing he is in a much...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Ozell Williams - Kinston, NC

“I was lucky enough to have attended one of Reverend Parker's churches, Cherry Point United Methodist, as a child. He is the first preacher I remember...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Christy Howard - Havelock, NC

“I know of no minister that cared for all people any more than Joe. His faithfulness to our Lord is beyond reproach. He will be sorely missed. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Rev.Michael Register - Cove City, NC

“The Lord has called another angel home. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Marc & Donna Riley family - NC

“Mr. Joe was one of the most positive and caring individual I knew. He and his family were such good friends of our family. Whenever I saw him he...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ida Parker Albright - Winterville, NC

“Heaven opened up and received another angel. Mr. Joe had the sweetest soul of anyone I have ever know! Such a kind and gentle spirit - the epitomy...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Ross and Debbie Zang - New Bern, NC

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Reverend Joseph Chapman Parker, 86, of 390 Beaman Road, New Bern, North Carolina died Monday afternoon January 14, 2013 at home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home in New Bern, NC. Visitation will be held Thursday January 17, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. The service will be officiated by Rev. Connie Stutts with messages of hope and faith by Rev. Michael Roach and Rev. Mike Register. Members of the Ionic Masonic Lodge # 383 of Cove City will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Beech Grove United Methodist Church New Bern, NC.

Rev. Parker was born in Craven County NC on February 22, 1926 the son of the late Wilbur Chapman Parker and the late Linder Estelle Parker. Rev. Parker is survived by his wife, the former Eunice Elizabeth Bray of Craven County NC, they were married June 23, 1945. Also surviving are their sons Joseph Christopher Parker and wife Lynne of Seattle, Washington; George Randolph Parker and wife Lou Ann of Jamestown, NC, and 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Rev. Parker was a Navy World War II veteran, a businessman, and served as Methodist minister for 55 years in the North Carolina United Methodist Conference serving churches in eastern North Carolina and in the Raleigh, NC area. During his years of unselfish service as a minister he comforted the sick, the lonely and the bereaved, helped feed the hungry and those in need, while being a shepherd for the lost and the many congregations he served. Under his leadership and council he mentored numerous individuals that entered the ministry. Rev. Parker also served on numerous local community Boards and held leadership roles on Boards for the North Carolina United Methodist Conference including the Methodist Retirement Homes and new church construction.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rev. Joseph Chapman Parker may be made to the Joseph C. and Eunice B. Parker Scholarship at Lenoir Community College Foundation, PO Box 188, Kinston, NC 28502.

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