Obelia "Bobbie" Maeve Parker

November 18, 1942September 21, 2013
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Obelia “Bobbie” Maeve Parker – 70 of Trenton passed away at her home September 21, 2013.

Bobbie was a member of the Democratic Women of Jones County and a proud supporter of the Special Olympics. She was a Registered Nurse of 35 years and worked at facilities such as the Caswell Center in Kinston, CarolinaEast in New Bern, and PHS Naval Hospital in Barrow Alaska, where she joined the “Polar Bear Club.” She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Bobbie spent her free time gardening, fishing, raising chickens, baking, reading, softball, singing, creating handmade jewelry and costumes, and many other artistic endeavors.

She loved her family and was especially proud of her children and grandchildren. She was kind and generous, made everyone a welcome guest in her home. Her caring way and personality will be missed by all those who knew here. She was vivacious and adventurous and dreamed of a better world for her grandchildren to inherit.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her father Benjamin Leroy Parker, mother Ruby Grace Parker, and two brothers Donald Parker and Bruce Parker.

Bobbie is survived by four sons, Benjamin Aurthur Kane (Yelena Primina) of Morehead City, NC, Jeremy Mathew Kane of New Bern, NC, Charles Jonathan Kane (Natalya) of Morehead City, NC, Charles Anthony Kane (Michelle) of New Bern, NC; one daughter Bronwyn Ruby Elizabeth Kane of Stafford, VA; two brothers, Benjamin Leroy Parker Jr. of Knightdale, NC, Michael Parker (Debbie) of Morehead City, NC; twenty grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 25th at 3:00 pm at Cotten funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Special Olympics, Attn: Web Gifts, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036‐3604

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home

Online condolences may be made to the Parker family at


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Donal Drew

September 27, 2013

To the Kane and Parker family.
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all...

Donna Tipton

September 25, 2013

Ben and Lena: wish we could have been there for you. We are in Newfoundland right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Donna and Dave.

Harvey Rouse Jr

September 24, 2013


Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember back in time when we were much younger and I hung around your house allot in Trenton. Your mom and Dad were always good to us kids. I'll be praying for your family in the comming weeks and months.

Jodi Mitchiner & Donnie Harrison

September 24, 2013

Benji, Bronwyn, Jeremy, Chuck & Charles: No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Take comfort in knowing that you now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Just remember, the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but felt in the heart. With love, hugs, prayers, Jodi & Donnie

Jodi Mitchiner

September 24, 2013

Benji, Bronwyn, Jeremy, Chuck & Charles: Words cannont express my heartfelt & sincere words of sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mother and my Aunt "Bobbie." Her vivacious smile, loving character and kindred spirit will live in our hearts forever. I will always remember as a child our family gatherings at Bobbie & Aunt Ruby's home for Christmas. We, as cousins & our parents were overjoyed with love, fellowship, hugs & laughter. These moments will be cherished forever as we build on our family memories!! "Bobbie's" life has not ended, instead, she continues her life with the Lord while planting her seeds in the garden of her next life and maintaining her walk with God. She will never be forgotten!! Please know I am always here if you need a listening ear or just to share your wonderful memories!! May peace be with you !! I love you all, your cousin, Jodi Mitchiner (Garner, NC)

September 24, 2013

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved "Bobbie". May you find comfort in prayer and in one another.
Jeremiah 29:12,13.

September 24, 2013

I will always remember Bobbie for her genuine, caring demeanor. She loved life, and she loved her children. We will miss her.

Edna Smith Fitzgerald

Belinda Morse

September 23, 2013

Benji, Bronwyn, Chuck, Jeremy and Charles
I remember most your mothers laugh and her smile. She sure did seem to enjoy life and her family. I have many fond memories of the house in Trenton and New Bern when we came to stay in the summers as kids.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry I can't be there. But know that I am thinking of you all.
Love Belinda, Doug, Erin and Jack