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Mildred H. Parker

January 5, 1930August 16, 2019

On August 16, 2019, God called home one of his sheep to rest in his pasture. Sis. Mildred H. Parker, 89 was born on January 5, 1930 in Portsmouth, Virginia to her late parents Herbert Shelley Hall and Della Mae Bernice Hall. One of 11 children, she is preceded in death by her siblings Milton, Violet, Dolly, Shirley, Herbert, Cherry Delsenia and Clinton Carlton. Mildred is survived by her remaining sisters Daisy Peele and Margarie Gray (Slick).

She attended IC Norcom High School in Portsmouth, VA. In addition, retired as Hospitality Manager for Shared Hospital Services after 30 years of faithful service. Sister Mildred was a devoted member of First Baptist Church – Elm Avenue all her life. She was always willing to share sweet words of comfort and knew just what to say to sooth your mind and spirit.

She was married to the love of her life on May 16, 1946 to the late Frank Parker who preceded her in death in 2005. This devoted and loving mother had two daughters Laura Cofield and Belinda Avery. Five grandchildren: Terrill Cofield, Anthony Parker, Andre Avery (Stephanie), Arnesha Avery, and Diane Humphries. Her great grandchildren include: Erica Smith (John), Victoria Grant, Raheem Smith, Jasaun Smith, Kyre Bates, Dominique Carpenter, Anabela Avery and the most recent Averii Lee Brown. Her great great grandchildren are: Marqis Smith, Jeyvon Smith, and Jeyden Smith. She was surrounded by an array of nieces, nephews, spiritual children and friends, people who loved her until her passing.


  • Herbert Shelley Hall, Father (deceased)
  • Della Mae Bernice Hall, Mother (deceased)
  • Frank Parker, Husband (deceased)
  • Laura Cofield, Daughter
  • Belinda Avery, Daughter
  • Terrill Cofield, Grandson
  • Anthony Parker, Grandson
  • Arnesha Avery, Granddaughter
  • Andre Avery, Grandson
  • Diane Humphries, Granddaughter
  • Erica Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Victoria Grant, Great Grandchild
  • Raheem Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Jasaun Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Kyre Bates, Great Grandchild
  • Dominique Carpenter, Great Grandchild
  • Anabela Avery, Great Grandchild
  • Averii Lee Brown, Great Grandchild
  • Marquis Smith, Great Great Grandchild
  • Jeyvon Smith, Great Great Grandchild
  • Jeyden Smith, Great Great Grandchild
  • Daisey Peele, Sister
  • Margarie Gray, Sister

  • Terrill Cofield
  • Michael Boone
  • Larry Williams
  • Arnold Hall
  • Michael Hall
  • Rodney Avery


  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Garden of Life Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Repast/Fellowship at First Baptist Church Friday, August 23, 2019


Mildred H. Parker

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Carolyn Crenshaw

August 22, 2019

Laura, I will miss your Mom. As a teenager, I loved visiting you especially on Thanksgiving and Christmas when we would eat dinner at your house then walk to my house and eat dinner again. Great memories ‼️Miss Mildred will be truly missed‼️💕

John Harris

August 22, 2019

Sorry for the loss of your mother. May she Rest In Peace

Daniel Williams

August 21, 2019

A friend has transitioned to be with the Lord and now will watch over the family with loved. I was blessed to have known Mrs Parker. I send greeting with unconditional love to the family. May God bless each of you as I pray on bended knees for peace within your hearts.

Willie Hunt

August 21, 2019

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.