Colette Marie Parker
FUNERAL HOME
Sommerville Funeral Home
1695 Diagonal Rd
Akron, OH
Mrs. Colette Marie (Jenkins) Parker left a legacy of love when she fell asleep in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2020 following a short illness. Colette was a humble person who wanted you to know her heart more than her accolades. She started as a staff writer at the Warren Tribune. After starting her career in Warren, she transitioned to be a staff writer at the Akron Beacon Journal for 25 years. Colette continued a journey of faith and was a current member of Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Warren, Ohio. She served as a Dominican Associate and was the current Director of Associates for the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Akron, Ohio. In addition to her parents; she was also preceded in death by brothers, Henry Jr., Willie Charles, and Carl Jenkins; and sister, Grace Broadway. Colette was an amazing wife and mother. Left to cherish her loving memory are her husband, Darryl Parker; daughter, Angelica Parker, both of Ohio; sister, Valerie L. Jenkins and brother, Tommy Floyd Jenkins of South Bend. Public viewing will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 11:00 am until 11:30 a.m. at Monument of Faith COGIC, 2165 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, OH 44485. Words of reflection 11:30 until 12:00 noon. Funeral service will immediately follow. Interment Pine Knoll Cemetery. 330-836-2725



Published by Akron Beacon Journal on Dec. 5, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
7
Viewing
11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Monument of Faith COGIC
2165 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, OH
Dec
7
Service
11:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Monument of Faith COGIC
2165 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, OH
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December 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tomiko Thrist
Family
December 8, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tomiko Thrist
Family
December 8, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Tomiko Thrist
Family
December 8, 2020
Colette was a wonderful woman who blessed me every time we met ..
I appreciated her gifts and talents that she used to inform our world ..
Rest in Him Colette until we meet again ..❤
Marshall brandon
Friend
December 7, 2020
This is surreal, but I have to know you have journeyed to paradise. You were more than my Aunt you were a mother figure to me and my children. You loved us unconditionally. You were my rock in my most vulnerable times. You helped me overcome the heartaches of this world with your wisdom and guidance. You will be dearly missed and forever loved. Thank you for the encouragement and believing in me
Kea Kyle
Family
December 6, 2020
Colette will be missed by so many. Sending love and strength to all her loved ones. She lived the change she wanted to be and may her legacy of justice work live on.
marybeth auletto, OPA
Friend
December 6, 2020
I can’t believe Colette has died. In my 18 years as a pastor in Akron I appreciated her professionalism as a reporter and her personality as a friend. I share my condolences and prayers with you her family.
David Loar
Acquaintance
December 6, 2020
Colette' s life was a gift to all who knew her, and especially her Dominican Family. She is greatly missed and because we knew her, we are all changed for good. Farewell, friend.
Anita Davidson, OPA
Friend
December 6, 2020
I have learned much from Colette’s honesty and her truth speaking. I will always be grateful for her brief physical presence in my life.
MB Irvine
Friend
December 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. RIP my dear friend !!!
Rev. Dr. H. Dwight Bolton
Friend
December 5, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Wayne and Karen Gamble
Friend
December 5, 2020
We’re so sorry for your loss of Colette. She was such a strong and compassionate person of deep faith. All of the Dominican Associates will miss her greatly. Betty Pate
Betty Pate
Coworker
December 5, 2020
Praying for the family. I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of Colette always working to educate others. RIP
Rondalee Ausmer
Friend
December 5, 2020
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