Robert Lee Parker transitioned peacefully to eternal rest on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He was born on April 26, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Edward James and Helen L. Parker. Robert attended Norfolk Public Schools and served in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged in 1972. After the military, he took on a career as a General Longshoreman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, James E. Parker, Floyd L. Parker, John T. Parker, Edward James Parker, Jr. and one sister, Lois Christine Parker Hilliard.
He leaves to cherish his memories, daughters, Robin Parker, Dana Parker, Jennifer Johnson Fisher (Derrick); sons, Robert Lee Johnson and Jason Johnson; granddaughters, Jewel Parker, Jayna Johnson, Aliyah Johnson; grandson, Jeremiah Johnson, and the Love of his life, Debra Phipps. He also leaves his three sisters, Helen Parker Willis, Ruth Parker Roberts and Bertha Parker Jones; two brothers, William L. Parker and John E. Parker; one brother-in-law, Bishop Theodore Hilliard, Jr.; one aunt, Bernice Lassiter and twelve nieces, fifteen great nieces, thirteen nephews, nineteen great nephews and a host of family and friends.
The family wishes to express appreciation for the kindness, words of comfort, prayers, and expressions of sympathy throughout this sorrowful time.
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