ALBANY – Mary S. Jones Parker departed this life on Friday December
31, 2010 surrounded by family. Mary was born December 30, 1943 in
Albany, NY to the late Gladys and Lawrence Jones. She attended
Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk Central School.
Mary met and married Russell Parker in 1963 and to this union was
born one child. She was employed by Albany Medical Center in 1964
and retired after 46 years. Mary joined the Metropolitan NTM Baptist
Church during the early nineteen sixties and was a member of the
churches United Gospel Choir as a soprano.
Mary was predeceased in death by sisters Mildred Pope, Linda Odom
and a brother Lawrence Jones Jr.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Kimberley Parker of
Hyattsville, MD; grandson, Tristan Parker Rogers; former husband
Russell Parker; siblings, Doris Stone (Ernest), Beverly Edwards,
Jeannette, Anita, Gladys, Dean and Carrie Jones all of Albany; Aunt
Catherine May of Albany; mother-in-law Mrs. Omega Parker of Albany;
niece Timika Jones; nephew Terrance Kemp; and a devoted friends
Barbara McDermott and Mr. Murphy; in addition to a host of nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
Home going services will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 6th at
Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church 105 Second St., Albany with Rev. Dr.
Damone Paul Johnson officiating. The family will receive well
wishers at the church from 10 to 11 AM. Interment will follow in
Grove Cemetery, Coeymans, NY. Those who wish may make contributions
to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY