Bertha Lee Jarrett Parker was born to the union of
Eddie and Josie Jarrett on March 12, 1922, in Jefferson, Texas.
She attended grade school and then went on to further her
education in beauty school to become a Beautician. In her later years,
she united in marriage with Herman Parker on October 24, 1944. They
became the proud parents of two beautiful children.
Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, and taking care of
others. She was a faithful member of Corinth Baptist Church in
Jefferson, Texas where she had many titles through the years,
secretary, Mother of the Church, and a member of the Mass Mission.
Serving the Lord is what she loved most. She spent her last living years
in Magnolia Manor Nursing Home until she laid to rest.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother Eddie and
Josie Jarrett; husband Herman Parker; son Eddie Ray Parker Sr.;
grandsons Edgar Ray Parker, Eddie Ray Parker Jr., and Rahdell
Parker; great-granddaughter ShaVonte Williams; sisters Carrie
Jarrett, Hattie Jones, Eva Jefferson, Eddie B. Jarrett, Rosetta Lawson,
Esther Hubert; brothers Albert Jarrett, Oscar Jarrett, Birtron Jarrett,
John Jarrett, Nathaniel Jarrett, and Clyde Reliford.
She leaves to cherish her memories: daughter Merlene Smith;
granddaughters Carla Ervin (Alvin), Shaniqua Ellis, and Letecia
Marshall (Derrick); two grandsons Roderick Smith and Darrell Kelly;
nineteen great-grandchildren, eleven great-great grandchildren; sisters
Doris Jarrett, Elizabeth McCoy, Gladys Booker, Imogene Moore, and
Helen Bates; brother Willie Jarrett; one special niece Christie Cole and
a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.