Mrs. Helena Evines Parker, daughter of the late Wrillie Evines and the late Pearl Battle Evines was born April 5, 1934 in Nash County, North Carolina. She departed this earth on April 28, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was raised in Nash County and attended Nash County Schools.
At an early age she joined Philadelphia Baptist Church in Nashville, North Carolina. After serving 20 years as a dedicated military wife, which included extensive travel throughout the United States, she and her family settled in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She retired from Woodard’s Nursing Home after 20 years of service. She resumed her membership at Philadelphia Baptist Church where she served as a Mother of the Church. She was a hard working Christian woman, who believed and loved the Lord, and raised her children to do the same.
In addition to spending time with her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed singing, gardening, cooking, ceramic work, and a variety of arts and crafts. She also enjoyed traveling, meeting new people, and sharing her love for the Lord with all.
She was preceded in death by Melvin Mitchell Parker (Ret. Msgt. USAF), her parents including Bertha Evines, her 2 sons Bruno and Randy Parker, her sister Gertie Ruth Davis, and her brother Willie Evines.
She leaves to cherish precious memories: five children – Cynthia Townsend (Tony), Dr. Delano Parker (Christine), DarcyHelena Greene (Derwin), Melvina Parker-Macon (Herbert), Dweller Parker (Doris); her grandchildren- Lefael and Shanita Townsend, Jessica Miranda (Will), Dominick Parker (Shayla), Delronzo Macon, Marquise, Dweller Jr. and Drake Parker; great- grandchildren, Victoria Adams, Sophia Miranda, Jaquez and Jasiah Macon; her brothers Linwood Evines(Ester) and Rollie Evans; an uncle-Floyd Battle, brother-in-law James Davis; nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends, who will truly miss her.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7