Acquanetta Marie Parrott
June 13, 1952 – April 6, 2021
Acquanetta Marie Parrott was born on June 13, 1952 in Wilmington, Delaware. On April 6, 2021 God sent his angels to bring her to her heavenly home.
She received her high school diploma from Dorsey High Scholl in 1970. After high school, she attended East Los Angeles College, where she completed vocational training for her Phlebotomy and Nurses Aid certifications. During college, she was proud of the fact that she volunteered as a reading tutor at the library.
Acquanetta had an outstanding work ethic and at times worked two jobs in order to take care of her family. She worked at Century City Hospital for over 10, until its closure, and she retired from Centinela Hospital in 2012.
Exceptionally caring, compassionate, and loving, are just a few ways to describe Acquanetta. She was always concerned about how others were feeling and would try to help her friends and family in any way she could. Even when Acquanetta was sick, she still would try to help and visit her mother. She was also a thoughtful woman who loved to give gifts. Even if it were just a card, she would bedazzle and try to make it as special as possible and one of a kind. She enjoyed crocheting, crafting, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her grandsons.
God blessed her with many strengths and talents that she freely shared with the world, but Acquanetta was always clear that her most important accomplishment was that she raised two beautiful Christian children, Vanetta and Tremayne.
Acquanetta leaves behind, to cherish in her memories: her mother, Anna Randolph; two children, Vanetta and Tremayne; her sisters, Jeanette (Jeanie), Regina (Peaches), Renee and Alfreda; Sister from love, Jeanette Coleman; son-in-law Lamont; grandsons, Travis and Jackson; and her daughter from love, Courtney Johnson. She also leaves many caring friends, in-laws, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews to cherish her loving memory. Acquanetta was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Randolph.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Acquanetta Marie Parrott
May 6, 2021
Aquanetta you were one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever encountered. You always showed me so much kindness and I pray that your sweet soul covers the hearts of your children and loved ones during this time. Vanetta I can’t imagine what you are feeling in this moment but I hope that you and your brother are surrounded by love and comfort, and know that your mother will always be with you.
Sending you love and light 💕💕
May 6, 2021
😥 I miss my Auntie. She has been a sweet and loving presence throughout the 40 years I've been on this planet. She had also been my number one cheerleader in all of my endeavors. I have so many happy memories of spending time with Ackie and that's what keeps me positive these days. I remember spending the night at her house and waking up to homemade pancakes. I remember bobbing for apples on Halloween in her huge backyard. I remember taking over her house many times with all of my cousins without her ever complaining about all of our noise and foolishness. I know that sweet memories of my sweet Auntie like this will last forever and they continue to make my heart smile. I love you Auntie and I am comforted knowing that you have earned your wings and are up in heaven chilling with Papa.
I love you forever.
May 3, 2021
Ms. Acquanetta. I knew her as Mama by way of Vanetta. At first we used to just enjoy the stories Vanetta told about Mama. Then I got to know her through her jewelry she made Vanetta. I said I want Mama to make me a necklace. She gladly granted my wish. We would exchange cards and sweet notes. She was in Walmart one Valentine day with Vanetta and I ran around the aisles looking to finally meet her in person. It was too crowed. I remember going home so sad that I didn't get to see Mama. I did finally meet her and that smile of hers was worth waiting for. I'm happy to have some of her jewelry, cards and gift boxes to remember her sweet spirit. She will be missed.
May 1, 2021
Aquanetta worked the front office phones at Centinela Hospital, in the Laboratory. She always politely answered the calls in the sweetest voice - though so many were rude to her.
Never did I see her angry. Her laugh was contagious. We were constantly making jokes about her sexy voice and wigs. Her smiles & happiness made the workday fly by.
She and I shared the love & challenges of raising our children. She was a crafter like me, spending way too much at Michael's on yarns, stickers, and cards. She was always eager to support my kids' fundraisers - always requesting chocolate chip cookie dough for Tremayne. And, she loved my daughter's Girl Scout Cookies. Samoas were her favorite. She was a consistent customer. And, when she heard my daughter had a scarf project for the homeless for Girl Scouts, she crocheted and donated several of them.
She was never adventurous with the foods when we had potluck, but she loved the egg rolls. One of her Filipino friends would regularly buy her "SKY FLAKES' . She insanely loved those PLAIN crackers -they brightened her day .
Even after leaving Centinela, we stayed in touch via cards and texts. We often shared pictures of our family. But, "Big Momma" most enjoyed sharing her latest pics of her grandbabies Trevor and Jackson.
I still have to stop myself from texting Acqua the latest - I can't believe she won't answer me anymore. But, I know she is is a happier place, talking up a storm. - I miss you dearly my friend.
April 29, 2021
To my loving daughter Acquanetta
This is Mommy talking. I love you so much that I constantly look at the picture on my phone. And I always remember you ending our conversations with I love you and I felt the love. Also I miss the gift boxes, the scarves, the bracelets and all of your homemade crafts. Im so glad I taught you to crochet. And thank you for being an easy child to raise. Im sorry that you and I shared the same illness but it was nice we could relate to each others issues and try to be there for one another. Like when we spent our nights together in your bed like mother and child. It reminded me of when you were a baby. I will miss you forever and ever until we meet again.
Your Loving Mother,
April 29, 2021
My dear friend, Acquanetta, a gentle spirit with beautiful smile. She loved crochet and crafting - "button" artwork, coloring, making necklaces, decorative stickers and more. She loved vibrant colors! She loved smooth jazz music and "girl talk." She was my sister, Jeanette's, best friend. We all knew each other since elementary school. We had memories...we spent many birthdays exchanging gift bags. Her's always included special handmade gifts and other "goodies" and always with a personalized card with stickers. She was filled with love, kindness and an open heart! When I think of Acquanetta I see her open smile and knowing twinkle in her eyes. If you knew her, you were a better person for the experience. I know Heaven has welcomed an angel and she can rest in God's loving embrace eternally. She brings to mind a song I always loved by Donny Hathaway called For All We Know. A few words went something like this..."For all we know this may only be a dream, we come and go like ripples on a stream...we won't say goodbye until the last minute, I'll hold out my hand and my heart will be in it...for all we know..." I love you my dear friend and I'll miss you. Rest in Peace ~Rowena~
April 29, 2021
What do you say about a sister with the kindest heart? She loved everyone in her life. Ackie was my oldest sister and we share many memories over the past 60 years. But the one that sticks out the most, is when I called her in labor for a ride to the hospital...only to give birth in the front passenger seat of her...husband's car. I panicked but she remained calm until ambulance arrived. Even cut the umbilical cord. Thereafter, she called my daughter "her car baby."
I'm going to miss my sister. Already do.
But I half to believe the Lord needed her and she's now a angel above.
My hope is that soon all our tears and sadness soon turn into smiles and laughter at memories.
Rest in peace Sister.
Love forever and always
April 26, 2021
My sweet auntie you will be missed, you will be missed gone from our sight, but never from our hearts
April 25, 2021
My condolences to the family
The Jones family
April 24, 2021
A gentle, easy spirit with a crocheted gift, saged story and a warm, welcoming smile. That is how I will remember my neighbor, my friend, my sistah.
Acqui, I know you are amongst the angels; telling stories about your family and friends, making your signature crocheted gifts and ensuring that the Father will protect and provide for the ones you held closest to your heart.
The earth's loss is heaven's gain; my 'sistah friend' has received her wings. You will be missed but never forgotten.
April 22, 2021
My Beautiful Auntie, Rest in Heaven!
I still can't believe she is no longer here to share with us her kind heart and gentle loving spirit. She was my oldest aunt and as long as I can remember she has always been the nicest, most kindest, and funniest auntie with the sweetest heart. There will never be anyone like her.
My mind is filled with many memories of our family gatherings and get togethers and I can remember her always taking pictures of our family fun and good times. And her being so creative to make and give beautiful photo albums filled with those pictures and memories as gifts. She was very special and whether it was a gift that only she could create or find, an inspirational card on a holiday or birthday, a funny or deep conversation you had, or when you were just spending time with her, she always made you feel like you were beautiful and loved. She was one of a kind and I was lucky to have her as an auntie. Aunt Acqui I love you and I will miss you forever. You will always be in my heart. May you Rest in Heaven!
April 22, 2021
Loving kindness, caring, faithful, true, and genuine. Aquanetta's beauty is undeniable! No words can describe our bond ! My sister, my best friend since 5th grade has always enriched my life, she made me a better person & kept me centered. One of her admonishments in our youth comes to mind, “Jeanette, Jeanette! you know we have to get home before the street lights come on!” As the decades passed year-in , year-out I could always find comfort, kinship & peace in her company, Rest In Peace! Acqui life will never be the same without you!
April 22, 2021
I have fond memories of the comfort queen who made up a mean bed & created an award winning guest room with all puff & fluff, pomp & circumstance, fit for royalty. I would often sleep on the couch not to ruin her craft, only to receive her tongue lash , "Girl! That's why I made it nice for you ! Get all the way in that bed!" We’d hook through endless crochet crafting & girl talk sessions & pause only to tear into a few el pollo loco wings. Acqui, I love you, I miss you! Rest In Peace!
April 21, 2021
Ackie was my oldest sister. She always called me M.o.b.s. She said it stood for "My other baby sister". What I remember the most was that she was so loving, caring and giving, l always wanted to be like her. I can't believe she is gone and my heart is broken. She will never ever be forgotten. Rest in heaven my sweet beautiful sister til we meet again. I will love and miss you forever!
April 19, 2021
I love you Mama!! You always were so loving and kind to everyone. I do not know what I will do with out you.