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James Parks

James W Parks

Thursday, November 17th, 1932 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Obituary for James Willie Parks

James Willie Parks Sr, 88, of 315 Jericho Rd. Harmony, departed this life on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 surrounded by his grandchildren. He was born in Iredell County on November 17th, 1932 and was the son of the Late Laura Parks.

He was married to Pastor Ella Louise Parks, who preceded him in death and later married Eloise Ijames Parks. In addition to his first wife, he was also preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Sheila Keaton, his sister, Roberta Smyre, his brother, Alfred Parks, three grandchildren, Timothy Gillespie, Michael Parks, and Anthony Dre Parks. He was the co-founder of Miracle Faith Towers.

In addition to his wife, Eloise, he is survived by three sons, James (Lesia) Parks Jr., Pastor Clyde (Angela) Parks, both of Harmony, Mark (Tina) Parks of Loray, and a son-in-law Alfonzo Keaton of Woodleaf; five daughters, Pastor NaeAnna (Ray) Smith, Lavender (Zachary) Parker, and Laura Parks, all of Statesville, Margaret (Charles) Davidson of Troutman, and Vanessa (Pablo) Lopez of the home; his stepchildren, Vincent Ijames and Corey Ijames; his grandchildren, Octavia Wilson, Amanda Keaton, Alphonzo Keaton Jr., Tratina Gillespie, Gerrie Gillespie, Derrick (Sophia) Gillespie, Alicia (Timothy) Leach, Natasha (Sherman) Phifer, Samuel Gillespie, Chona (Eric) Cheek, Porshae (Ryan) Johnson, Shaquana Parks, Shoka Davidson, Yashica (Rickey) Long, T’Sha (J.C.) Harrison, Chuckie (LaToya) Davidson, Jamaica Parks, Shamaica Parks, Camryn Tyler, Lesia Hawkins, Champale Parks, Jessica Parks, Rachel (Derek) Robinson, Scottie Davidson, Brittany Bennett, Clyde Lazenby, Shelton Parks, Aaron Parks, Raphael Adams, Mark Parks, Jr., James Parks, Niesha (Keevin) Mullings, Cameron Ijames, Kayla Ijames, and Ja’Bria Summers; forty-four great-grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; special friends, Apostle O.C. Coleman II, Marion Perry, Barbara Dixon, Bishop J.T. Byers, Overseer Virginia Byers, Bishop A.W. Brown, Prophetess Shirley Nelson, others he helped raise as his own, David Smyre, McGraw Wilson, his godchildren, Tiffany Padilla, Patsy Poe, Khrystina Smith; his caretakers, Candice Smith, his son-in-law, Pablo Lopez; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.


A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Miracle Faith Towers, Statesville, with burial at Iredell Memorial Park, Statesville. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Parks family. John 14 "Let not your hearts be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."

Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Parks family.

TO VIEW ONLINE STREAMING OF THE SERVICE...GO TO FACEBOOK TO Bernardeane's Page

AFTER THE SERVICE IS OVER YOU CAN VIEW THE ONLINE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON HIS PICTURE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO The BOOK OF MEMORIES CLICK ON PHOTOS AND VIDEO. YOU WILL SEE A LINK TO FACEBOOK - THAT'S THE ONLINE VIDEO.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Miracle Faith Towers
    Address
    1124 Goldsboro Avenue
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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    Officiant
    Elder Eric Blont
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Charles Davidson
  • Interment

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 |
    When
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
    Location
    Iredell Memorial Park
    Address
    Shelton Avenue
    Statesville,, NC 28677
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Cynthia P. Gillespie

Posted at 03:23am
Our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Parks, we are praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.May God give you peace and understanding that one day you will see your loved ones again, and what a reunion that will be. May God bless you. Jerry and Cynthia P. Gillespie
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Sandra Rucker

Posted at 07:24am
My condolences to Evang. Laura and the whole Parks family may God be with you at this difficult time and may he keep his loving arms around you .You are in our prayers so sorry for your loss
 
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Patty Sherrill-Cone Posted at 10:11pm

My heart is sadden to have heard the passing of Bro. Parks. His life carried so much love, caring and compassion for others. I've never met such a strong and spiritual human being as he. Rest on Bro. Parks. God's speed of healing to the Parks family during your time of bereavement.
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