Zeita T. Parker
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Zeita T. Parker
  • July 29, 1947 - November 6, 2017
  • Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Zeita Tupper Parker died on November 6, 2017 after a three year battle with cancer. She was blessed in this life with the gift of a wonderful husband, Wayne and dear children, Rick and Zeita. Her grandchildren made her life so joyful and were her greatest delight Tyler, Audrey, and Matthew.
Rick and Zeita were always there for her with love and devotion through her illness. Her friends were always there by her side with food, rides to doctor visits, and support in every way. She could not have made this journey without this band of sisters. What a blessing that she lived with a deep gratitude everyday. The men that her husband Wayne aligned to help care for her after his death, referred to as “the suits” and Crystal her friend, were an unbelievable support in the kindest of ways. Family was everything to her.
She enjoyed her luncheon clubs and her Junior League years of fellowship and service. She was happy and grateful that her husband was able and devoted to Lifeshare Foundation, and it will continue forever. Wayne was such a loving giving man to this world. Thanks to my doctors for trying so hard and thank you friends, family, church ,and of course, my dear friend and minister Chuck Poole for helping me through years of chemo and always checking on me. Lastly, to my grandchildren, live your life gratefully and love all. Work hard and never give up on what you want to accomplish. Know that living a good life will bring you peace.
These are the words Zeita Parker wrote herself for this purpose….AND
What I can tell you about my mother is that she was a force of nature when it came to love. She wanted every person in her presence to feel loved and special. She had a childlike wonder throughout her entire life that grew into a childlike faith. To be near her was to love her. We called her the “Mayor of Kidville” because children flocked to her wherever she went. She would give anyone at any moment what they needed if she was able. My mother was an extraordinary woman of grace, integrity, love, and grit. Her precious spirit lives vibrantly in the eyes of her grandchildren whom she loved so much. May that legacy of love be remembered forever. Amen!
Please, please in lieu of flowers, meals, gifts and memorials make a contribution to the Benevolence Fund at Northminister Baptist Church.
There will be a visitation at 12pm and funeral to follow at 2pm at Northminister Baptist Church on Saturday, November 11, 2017.