Celebrating the life of Leonard Charles Parker
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Leonard C. Parker affectionately known as Pasaro, Uncle Bun, Pops, and LCP died April 11, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital @ the age of 93.
Leonard was born May 9, 1923 to the late Abraham and Jestine Parker in Mount Dawson, St. Catherine Jamaica, West Indies.
He leaves his wife of 60 years Edith J. Parker; his daughters; Doreen Parker, Debra Queen (Walter). He is survived by his sisters; Esther Parker and Susan McKain.
Leonard is Predeceased by three siblings; Abigail, Beatrice and Strudwick. Three grandchildren; Jason, Marquise (Elaine) & Stefan also two great-grand daughters; Shona & Mia.
Leonard was baptized as one of Jehovah's witnesses at the age of 27 in 1950. As a young man, he moved to Florida and spent the rest of his life West Palm Beach.
He loved serving Jehovah, rarely missing meetings and he was always on time! He enjoyed talking about Jehovah and demonstrated his enjoyment for 67 years also serving as a elder for many years.
He was known as a minister and would faithfully go from door to door telling others about the God he served, Talking to many who worked with him in service they mentioned that he would regularly visit all the businesses in the Northwood and Pleasant City Neighborhoods in West Palm Beach. All the local business people knew him by name. Many would say that he was the father of Public Witnessing in the WPB area. “Bro Parker” as his spiritual sons called him mentored many young brothers, helping them to develop their love for Jehovah and the ministry. Brother Parker loved children and children loved him! He had a special bond with his grandsons always wanting to know what they were doing in Jehovah’s service.
His many nieces and nephews agree that he was One of the most Kind, Generous & Encouraging Uncles you could have. Thanks for your words of wisdom and trying to keep us on the correct path. Your love will be treasured forever You, Uncle Bun were the calmest of them all.
Love Always, your Nieces and Nephews.
If you were to sit next to him at the meetings he would quote most scriptures as they were being read from the platform & how he enjoyed Singing Praises to Jehovah! He also was a teller of Jokes and Poems ....memorizing Shakespeare from his school days. One of his favorite Quotes was “Do all the good you can." He was a hard worker, working as a cane cuter in the Glades and eventually working as a landscaper and excelling at his craft.
As far as Cooking? Well you already know! He was an excellent cook, we still haven't found anyone whose rice and peas or curry chicken & goat that could match his!
In Conclusion: The family thanks you whole-heartedly for your support, prayers, visits and kind remembrances of our husband, father, grandfather, brother & uncle. We couldn’t have gotten through this without Jehovah and you! We only told you a little bit about Pasaro, Uncle Bun, Pops, and LCP! The story is to be continued so, join us real soon when we welcome him back.
We love you and may Jehovah bless you all. The Family All the People you can for as long as you can.
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