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Alan C. Parker (February 17, 1959- April 14, 2024)

Alan C. Parker (February 17, 1959- April 14, 2024)

Visitation Date: Saturday April,  27th, 2024
Visitation Time: 10:00 am  to 11:00 am
Visitation Location: House of Refuge Church of GOD by Faith, 84 Adeline B. Tinsley Way, Oviedo, FL., 32765
               *** Viewing will beheld (1) prior to, Service will start immediately following viewing***
Service Date:  Saturday, April 27th 2024
Service Time:  11:00 am
Service Location:  House of Refuge Church of GOD by Faith, 84 Adeline B. Tinsley Way, Oviedo, FL., 32765
Burial: Boston Hill Cemetery, 199 Boston Cemetery Rd., Oviedo, FL., 32765
James Golden invite you to a Zoom meeting on Saturday April 27th, 2024
Meeting Time:  10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Meeting ID: 863 7439 8915
Passcode:  654938


Alan Craig Parker      

Alan Craig Parker, affectionately known as “AL B Sure” by those who loved him, was born as the seventh child to Deotha M. McBurse Parker-Jackson on February 17, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Raised in a vibrant family, Alan’s early life in Philadelphia was marked by a profound love for learning and an impressive academic achievement, maintaining a 4.0-grade average and often found with his nose in an encyclopedia.

Alan’s passion for the arts led him to the Stars and Motion community Acting Club after relocating to Newark, New Jersey. His knack for memorizing scripts and his generosity in helping fellow club members with their lines showcased his natural talent and collaborative spirit in acting. He was revered not only for his performances but also for his dedication and supportive nature. 

Throughout his life, Alan found joy and purpose in the culinary arts. His career in the food industry spanned 37 years, with significant stints in Philadelphia, PA, and Wildwood, NJ. Known for his exceptional culinary skills, Alan delighted in preparing meals both as a professional and for his family, with his tuna salad being legendary among friends and relatives. His cooking was more than a profession; it was a way of sharing love and fellowship.

Alan’s commitment to his community was evident through his volunteer work with the First Community Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). His deep faith and devotion to service were further exemplified by his active participation in church life. A devoted member of both the Wings of Deliverance Outreach and Healing and Deliverance Church, Alan cherished attending services and engaging with his church family.

His personal hobbies included solving word puzzles and watching classic TV comedy shows, “The Jeffersons” being a particular favorite to unwind and share laughter. Alan’s favorite saying, “You better know it,” was as much a testament to his confident, outgoing nature as it was a playful challenge to those around him.

Above all, Alan cherished time with his family, creating joyous memories over shared meals of tuna fish, pickles, fried chicken, and Captain Crunch cereal. His home was always filled with warmth, laughter, and the unmistakable aroma of his cooking.

Alan passed away surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. He leaves behind a legacy of warmth, generosity, and a life well-lived, touching the hearts of all who knew him. His presence will be profoundly missed, but his spirit will live on through the countless lives he enriched.

He was preceded in death by his parents Deotha M. McBurse Parker-Jackson and Willie Martin; sister, Ava Parker and brother, Leroy Parker.

Alan Leaves To Cherish and celebrate his legacy: His Children: Patrice Marcy Smith (Mekle), Alan Craig Parker Jr., and Terrell Aaron Parker; seventeen Grandchildren of Philadelphia; four Sisters: Deanna Smith (Leonard), Yolanda Parker Jackson, Loretta Smith (Ronald) of Florida, Darlene McBride (George) of Delaware; four Brothers: James Parker (Chris) of Georgia, Glenn Parker (Rose) of New Jersey, Ronald Parker of Florida and Gregory Armstrong of Philadelphia and two Aunts: Jean Singletary of Syracuse, NY and Bessie Miller of Albany, Ga. 

Also left to cherish memories are a host of Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and Extended Family Members; Special Friend Yvonne Rivera of Cape May, NJ; Wings of Deliverance Outreach Ministries Family and Healing 


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