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79 passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 after a brief illness Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Winfield Parker, Jr.; parents, Mary and Nathaniel Rivers; brothers, Nathaniel (Buddy) Rivers, and Arthur Rivers; sister, Mary Rivers; children, Brenda (Millard) Grier, Gilbert (Anwar) Parker and son-in-law, Pete Broome, Jr.
She is survived by her loving children, daughters, JoAn Parker Broome of Los Angeles, Calif., Dena Parker (Donell) Jernagin of Altadena, Calif., Wanda Parker of Canton, Ohio, Nathaniel (Dorothy) Parker of Tupelo, Miss.; grandchildren, Sonya Harrington, twins, Virgil and Vernon Grier, Aerial Jernagin; great-grandchildren, Brenya Grier, and twins, Amani and Amirah Harrington. Sarah had been employed at Giant Eagle (30th Street Plaza) and was a retiree of Sears (Belden Village). Sarah also enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Simpson United Methodist Church, 4900 Middlebranch Ave., NE, Canton, Ohio. Reverend Cynthia Theobald, eulogizing. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Louisville, Ohio.
Published in The Repository from Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2013