Barbara Anne Ricks Parker

Barbara Anne Ricks Parker

Suffolk, VA
10.25.1940 - 05.16.2020

Barbara Anne Ricks Parker, 79, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister went to be with her Lord on May 16, 2020 surrounded by her family at her home. She was the daughter of the late Helen and George Ricks.

Barbara loved to spend time with her family vacationing, reading, traveling and enjoyed cooking and providing for her family. Barbara was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church. She was formally a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church for 70 years and enjoyed teaching Sunday School for 20 years. She formally worked for 20 years as a nursing housemother for the Louise Obici School of Nursing.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years Harvey L. Parker; children Kimberly Siebert and husband Jim of Suffolk, Allen Parker, and wife Kimberly of Poquoson, and Susan Carlsen of Suffolk; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; and a brother.

An outside service (in your vehicles only) will be conducted at Western Branch Baptist Church, 6952 Old Myrtle Road, Suffolk VA 23434 by Rev. Micah Voight on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11 AM, with entombment following at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Viewing hours will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM To 5 PM (no receiving lines due to safe spacing) in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434. Memorial donations may be made to Western Branch Baptist Church. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.     

 
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Western Branch Baptist Church
6952 Old Myrtle Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Guestbook

Can't begin to list all of our special times together. There are memories clearly for a life time and beyond. I chuckle when I think about how you'd throw your hands in the air while shaking your head exclaiming in angst, "you and Susie laugh at everything, stop it!" Remember me to my dear grandparents, and save a seat for me. Your nephew,

Keith (Stan) Ricks, Richmond, VA

Can't begin to list all of our special times together. There are memories clearly for a life time and beyond. I chuckle when I think about how you'd throw your hands in the air while shaking your head exclaiming in angst, "you and Susie laugh at everything, stop it!" Remember me to my dear grandparents, and save a seat for me. Your nephew,

Keith (Stan) Ricks, Richmond, VA

I am so very sorry for your loss. Barbara was one of the good ones 😍 and she will be missed by a great many people, me for one. You are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
I love you all.
Hope

Hope Griffin

As a first year student I spent many evenings with Mrs. Parker. She gave me comfort when I was away from home the first time. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family 🙏.

Carolyn Nelson

Mrs Parker was a mother and friend to me as a nursing student, a person I will never forget 💜

Lisa Story

Kim and family. I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF MOM. I CAN REMEMBER HELPING YOUR PARENTS AT THE BANK WITH YOU AND KNOW THEY WERE GREAT PARENTS. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD MEMORIES. AND ALL THE THINGS YOU DID.TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.

Jeanette Baker by

Kim and family. I am so sorry about your mother. I will have you all in my prayers. I pray that God will give you peace beyond all understanding ❤️🙏🏼

Joanie Hobbs

Harvey and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have so many good memories of our families at Magnolia Methodist Church which goes back quite a few years. Hold on to all the memories and cherish them. Love you all. God Bless!!
Mary Franz
(Mama Gardner)

Mary Turner Gardner Franz

So very sorry to hear this news . She was a fantastic housemother to me . I have so many fond memories of her . I was at LOSN 1983-1986 . In those years you did not call home a lot or see family often and she became a second mom . I spent many an evening at her desk just talking and passing the time . She always made time for me .

barbara vint allwein

We all send our sympathies to everyone in the Parker family and the Ricks family.

The Josephine Ritter Family

Kim, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family. Keep the memories close to your heart and they will make you smile at unexpected times. May she Rest In Peace.

Jim and Wanda Clark

Mrs. Parker is one of my most fondest memories of LOSN. We all loved her and we are all better for having had the privilege to talk with her and learn from her. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family. With deepest sympathy, Monica B Kirkman LOSN '88

Monica Buck Kirkman

Mr. Parker, Kim, Charlie and Susie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I surely do remember all the good times we shared at church with the youth group and family outings. Those are memories I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember the good times you shared together and know that she will always be watching over you. Love you all!

Yvonne Gardner Weiss

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