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Esther Reese Parker

PARKER-Esther Reese Parker, age 85, of North Augusta, S.C., widow of the late Herman W. Parker and daughter of the late Willis W. Reese and the late Laura Mae Harmon Reese, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 22, 2017. She is survived by sons, Ronnie (Brenda) Parker of Graniteville, S.C. and Don (Debbie) Parker of Lexington, Kentucky; a daughter, Diane (Tommie) Sharpe of Trenton, S.C.; a sister, Mag Crawford of Augusta; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Parker. She was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County, S.C. She was a member of Bath First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She shall be greatly missed by her family and all whose lives she touched during the 85 years that God granted her on this earth. Death cannot destroy precious memories, and she shall live on forever in the hearts of her loved ones. Earth’s loss is truly Heaven’s gain. A service, celebrating her life and homegoing, will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Bath First Baptist Church in Bath, S.C. with Rev. Herb Sons officiating. The interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the church, P. O. Box 240, Bath, S.C. 29816. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street. Graniteville SC, 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may sign the guest registry at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Parker. She was in the room with my mother (Mrs. Moseley) at the nursing home. Sweet lady. Prayers for your family.

Karen Reece May 26 2017 12:00 AM

Ronnie I'v just learned about the passing of your mother, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and the family are in my prayers. Wish I could have been there for you in this time and I would have should I have known about it. I have a few memories of your mom did't really get to know her like I would like to but we will have time to know each other when we meet in Heaven. Your friend. Beverly Boone Metts

Beverly Boone Metts May 25 2017 12:00 AM

we are sorry to hear about your mother and we are thinking about all of you. Sincerely, David and Kellie Burnett Thurmond and Cindy Burnett

David T Burnett May 25 2017 12:00 AM

To the entire Parker family, I remember meeting your parents when I was a young boy attending the evening services at Bath Methodist Church. Our prayers are with your family in this troubling time.

Jerry & Connie Rucker May 25 2017 12:00 AM

Ronnie and family.So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother.We are praying for all of you.

Mike & Martha Bledsoe May 24 2017 12:00 AM

Ronnie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother, she was such a nice lady, got to know her during my years working at State Farm. You and you family are in my prayers.

Bonnie Nappier Zielinski May 24 2017 12:00 AM

Diane, Ronnie and Don: I had mixed emotions when I saw your mother's obituary this morning - sad that she is no longer here but happy that her suffering has ended and that she has gone to Heaven to be with Our Lord and Mr. Herman and other loved ones who preceded her there. They were both very special people and I loved them both. I very much enjoyed being in Mr. Herman's Sunday School class and learned so much from both of them. She will be greatly missed I know.

Wanda Smith May 24 2017 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the promises at Revelation 21:4 that reads; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.

R Brown May 24 2017 12:00 AM

Beloved neighbor and friend. We cherished many memories through the years.

Kenneth & Kathryn Ferguson May 23 2017 12:00 AM