Jeannette Parker was born December 10th, 1958 in Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY to Flora Parker and the late William Parker.
Truly a Harlem girl, she grew up on 132nd Street and Madison Avenue with her brothers the late Willie Parker, Jr., Bobby Bowman, and Joseph Parker and her sisters Belinda Bowman, Maryanne Bowman, Gloria Parker, and Shirley Parker.
Jeanette graduated from Julia Richmond Highschool for nursing, where she developed the love of helping others. She was very passionate about showing you she cared and her love was like non other. She used to always say “I love you but I don’t have to like you” and that’s just the way she lived.
Jeannette was the sweetest person you would know but would cuss you out at the same time and give you a piece of her mind. She was tough and a fighter, and had her own sarcastic way of making you laugh. Also, she had a love of music and food.
She lived a good life. Getting married in 1995, raising her two children and stepchildren, also, working with at-risk youth at Sparford, now Horizon in the Bronx, NY, and just being there for anyone who needed help. Her smile, laugh, and voice will forever ring through King Towers (Foster).
She will be truly missed.
She leaves to cherish her legacy, her daughter, Latoya, her son, William, her mother, Flora Parker, grandson Jylen, and granddaughters Zaiayira and Paetyn, two aunts, siblings Bobby Bowman, Joseph Parker, Belinda Bowman, Maryanne Bowman, Gloria Parker, and Shirley Parker, a son-in-law, two step-daughters, four step-grands, seven step great-grands, and a host of family and friends.
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