NEWPORT NEWS - Matilda Riddick Parker passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was born on March 7, 1938, to Lloyd and Viola Wallace in Warwick County, VA. and became a longtime resident of Newport News. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Nathaniel D. Parker, her sister Rosetta Lewis, and her son, James Parker. Matilda leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Rosalee Batten, five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 3rd, at Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, 251 W. Queen Street, Hampton. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, October 4th, at Colossian Baptist Church, 856 Old Fort Eustis Blvd, Newport News, VA. Interment will follow at the Masonic Burial Grounds, Yorktown, VA. Arrangements by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home.