I know that I will see you again but your going home means that today I will not hear your voice, see your bright beautiful eyes or receive your warm embrace. On Sunday, I will not see your hands raised in praise to our Lord and Savior or hear your heavenly tongues. I accept God's timing for your welcome Home though you know how much we will miss you. you would not want us to shed tears to drown in sorrow but rather you would want us to lift our voice in praise and adoration of our Savior who has welcomed you to that place that He has prepared for us. There is no sorrow there, no place for heartaches or pain. you have embraced Eternity Mary where Love, Joy, and Peace are everlasting and I know that you are singing and praising our Savior at His feet.
Thank you for being an amazing wonderful sister. We love you.
When you were born November 18, 1963, in San Francisco, California to Bettie and Daniel Parker you came as a precious gift. 5o many people have been blessed because of the way you chose to live your life. I know that you received Christ as your personal Savior at an early age at a Billy Graham crusade.
With the spiritual gifts that followed, you used them to impact many. you sang in the choir at East Oakland Deliverance Center Church. And you were awarded certificates for being a part of the Sunday school department at Glad Tidings Church of God ln Christ. Last year you were involved w the homeless outreach ministry at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship and you began taking classes taught by pastor Loritts.
It's remarkable how you graduated from high school in three years while taking advanced placement classes and playing varsity basketball. I was elated and proud to have you graduate with my class in 1980. Then you were accepted to Santa Clara University where you majored in English. We were so proud of you, After graduation, you took the LSAT and was accepted to the University of San Francisco Law School with aspirations of becoming a corporate lawyer. But after completing one year of law school you decided not to pursue law. lnstead you pursued a career in the insurance industry. Which later led to the Senior auditor position for the State of California Workers Compensation Fund. Within those 26 years of service, you obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration. You became a certified fraud examiner and you received numerous certificates pertaining to your profession.
Mama and daddy, as well as your siblings, were always so proud of you. Not just for your academic and professional accomplishments, but because you were a phenomenal woman. You have always amazed me. I love you.
We're going to miss you dearly. Your witty personality, sometimes goofy, strong will and those beautiful brown eyes and bright smile. Rest in the Lord eternally sister. Well done thy good and faithful servant. I will see you again.
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