Funeral services for Deacon Elton Parker will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Greater Powerhouse Church.

Funeral services for Deacon Elton Parker will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Greater Powerhouse Church.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. in the Stephens Funeral Home Chapel  on Friday Sept. 1.

 

Superintendent Alex J. Smith will officiate.

 

Interment will be in Jackson Memorial Garden in Lexa.



Elton Parker was born July 11, 1954 to Jessie Parker, Sr., and Delphine Thomas Frierson in Helena-West Helena.

 

Elton was a Central High School graduate.

 

He worked for McKnight Plywood Inc. for 38 years. He also was employed by Belleville Shoe Co. for two years.

 

Elton loved going to McDonald's which he called his second home where hemet and visited with most of his friends.

 

Elton loved going to the track to walk and his mission was to preach the Gospel which he did on a daily basis. His favorite Gospel group was Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s and the William Brothers.  Elton favorite songs were, “I Gotta Run,” ”Tell Somebody and “Cooling Water.”

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jessie Parker , Jr., and a sister, Felecia Frierson Martinez.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory,   his loving wife , Clemmie Parker of Helena-West Helena; a son, Rakim Robinson; a daughter, Carla Ayers, both of Helena-West Helena; 11 brothers, Charles (Geardine) Parker of Chicago, Illinois, Edwin Parker of Rondo, Melton (Cynthia) Parker of Lilburn, Georgia, Terry (Arlene) Parker of Lithonia, Secevers (Charlene) Parker and Patrick Parker, Sr., both of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ira (Sheila) Parker of Lithonia, Pastor Randy (Carmela) Parker of Chicago,  Alfonzo (Cynthia) Frierson of Lithonia, Leorndes Frierson of Stone Mountain, and Keith Frierson of Atlanta, Georgia;  three sisters, Berniece Parker of Snellville, Georgia, Christine Parker of Stone Mountain and Tammie Kinsey of Jacksonville, Florida;  three grandchildren; his loving mother – in- law, Maggie Ayers of Helena-West Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss him dearly.



Services were entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home.