Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA


Vera Parker

June 17, 1926November 30, 2019

Vera Parker, 93, of Columbus, GA passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Parkhill Cemetery, with Chaplain Kenneth Wilcox officiating.

Mrs. Parker was born June 17, 1926 in Warwick, England, the daughter of the late James and Violet Cartwright. She came to the United States and married James B. Parker, Sr. They spent many cherished years together before his passing. Vera was a dedicated member to the Salvation Army and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, James B. Parker, Jr. and daughter, Francis Parker. Survivors include two children, David W. Parker (Dianne) of Carrollton, GA, and Gail Airhart (Charles) of Plains, MT; one sister, Joan Banning of Leamington Spa, England; five grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks to please donate to Salvation Army P.O. Box 9143 Columbus, GA 31908 or Salvation Army 5201 Warm Springs Rd. Columbus, GA 31904. Striffler-Hamby is entrusted with the arrangements; you may offer your condolences by visiting www.shcolumbus.com


  • James Cartwright, Father (deceased)
  • Violet Cartwright, Mother (deceased)
  • James B. Parker, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • James B. Parker, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Francis Parker, Daughter (deceased)
  • David W. Parker (Dianne), Son
  • Gail Airhart (Charles), Daughter
  • Joan Banning, Sister
  • Mrs. Parker also leaves behind five grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren to cherish her loving memory.

  • Salvation Army
  • Salvation Army


  • Graveside Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Vera Parker

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Pamela Turley Turley

December 3, 2019

David (Dianne) & GailAnn (Charlie),

Thank you for sharing your mother with me. She was a God send and she filled a void in my life after losing my mother. I so enjoyed the letters we shared and I shall treasure them forever. Her letters helped me to connect to the life and times of my Grandparents, whom I never met, but she knew from Lyttleton Road in Warwick. My good friend Vera I shall miss you but I take strength that you are now with our Lord and Savior. As Vera always wrote, "I have been very lucky. I had the best husband, lovely children and good health to enjoy it all." May the Lord continue to bless Vera's family.
Her good friend, Pam Turley

Becky Motes

December 2, 2019

RIP ,Mama Vera, you loved for so many years .Thank you a lot for all the cards & letters you wrote to see how I was feeling.
Heaven is geting a very rare jewel ,we will miss you but no more pain .
Love you , Mama Vera ,RIP YOUR ,Becky White Motes