James Andrew Parker, 78, of West Peoria passed away on Tuesday February 15, 2022 at his residence. He was born on January 8, 1944 in Independence, LA to the late Andrew and Mary (Williams) Parker. He met Ernestine Neal in 1965 and they shared their love for 48 years. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2014.
James worked in construction and was a member of the Laborer’s Local # 165. He attended church services at Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist of Peoria.
He is survived by three daughters Lisa (Barry) Leonard, Monica Parker, Rose Davis all of Peoria; five sons Derrick (Lee) Davis of East Moline, James (Contreese Davis) Parker Jr of Omaha, NE, Orland (Debra) Parker of Peoria, Byron (Charlene) Davis of Peoria, Dedrick Davis of Peoria; two brothers Clarence (Caroline) Parker of Douglasville, GA, Charles Parker of Independence, LA; two sisters Dorothy Clay, Rosemary West both of Independence, LA; one brother in law James Giles; two god children Duane Williams and Sonyah West; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him dearly!
James was preceded in death by his parents, one son Tyrone Parker and one brother Lawrence Parker; three nephews Tony Clay , Cedric Parker and Reginald Clay; one grand daughter Taneka Davis;
A visitation will be held on Saturday February 26, 2022 at the Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist of Peoria from 10am to 11am. Funeral Service will begin at 11am. Pastor Alvin Riley Sr. will officiate the service. Cremation rites will follow the service. Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions in honor of James Parker may be directed to the family. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cumerfordclary.com.