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Dianne Elizabeth Taylor Parker

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Dianne Elizabeth Taylor Parker Obituary
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Mrs. Dianne Elizabeth Taylor Parker passed away on July 6, 2018 in a local hospital. A native of Jacksonville, she attended the local public schools of Duval County, graduating from New Stanton Senior High School – Class of 1968. Furthering her education, she was a graduate of Edward Waters College and earned a Master's Degree from Florida A & M University. She was predeceased by her parents, Rev. Joseph B. and Doris F. Taylor Norris and beloved godmother, Inez B. Walden. Survivors include her husband, Walden C. Parker, Sr.; son, Bishop C. Holifield, III (Tonya); sister, Mrs. Joanne Burns; brothers, Nathanial S. Lewis and Larry F. Taylor (Veronica); brother-in-law, Jerome Bryant (Peggy); grandchildren, Hannah A. Holifield and Bishop C. Holifield, IV; nieces, Dr. Shuntele N. Burns, Sangrenetta Waldon (Sam), Pamela Lewis, Nakia Lewis, Tabitha Graham, To'niya Lewis and Sheronica Perry (George); nephews, Reginald T. Benyard (Angel), Jamie Benyard (Ngozi), Atty. Larry F. Taylor (Nicole); stepson, Walden C. Parker, Jr. (Katelyne); stepdaughters, Benita Parker and Kimberly Parker; adopted son, Kevin Clark; god sister, Gail W. Holley; goddaughter, Bailey Richardson; a number of other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. John's Episcopal Church, The Very Reverend Katherine B. Moorehead, Dean, officiating. Mrs. Parker will rest in The Master's Touch Ministry, 4510 Soutel Dr. for visitation on FRIDAY from 5 PM until 8 PM and in St. John's Episcopal Church Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
The Continental Society Rites Ceremony will begin at 5 PM and The Ivy Beyond Wall Rites of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be held at 6 PM on FRIDAY.
Entombment will be in the Garden-Cloister Mausoleum of Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Alpha Jax Foundation, Inc. "Dianne E. Parker (EWC) Memorial Scholarship Fund." Contributions can be mailed to: 1011 West 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209; the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF), "Child Safety Matters Endowment." Contributions can be mailed to: 7087 Baymeadows Road E#205, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or St. John's Episcopal Church, 256 East Church St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Friends are asked to assemble at the church under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr., (904) 766-9671.

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 12, 2018
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