During these very trying times we at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home want to assure you that we have taken every precaution to provide a safe environment for you and your loved ones. Our location is cleaned and sanitized daily and we continue to follow best practices for social distancing and safety.
In accordance with Executive Order 202.17 (which requires any individual over age two, and able to medically tolerate a face-covering, be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place) we are required to follow this mandate or risk being shut down; therefore, all individuals entering our funeral home will be asked to wear a face mask or cloth face covering.
As of the latest update we are able to offer limited visitation periods in the funeral home for family and friends up to 25 people per session. Please be mindful when visiting during these sessions to limit the amount of time spent at the funeral home. This will give the opportunity for other family and friends to visit.
John H. Parker aka “Bill” was born on May 13th 1943; to the proud parents of Leroy Althea Parker in Keller,Va. He was the fourth of five sons born to Leroy and Althea. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers George I., William T. Parker and his grandparents Major and Lucille Parker.Bill spent many summers working beside his brothers at Roosevelt Raceway until he graduated from Mary N. Smith High School in Accomack,Va.in 1962. He continued his career as a groom and horse trainer until the Tracks closure. Bill’s hands were never idle! He worked at. General Instrument as a watershed technician and devoted thirty years of service to United Parcel Service.Sports was always a passion for Bill whether he was a participant or an avid observer. If he was watching bowling on tv Bill would invite you to join him. One of the few pleasures he enjoyed in life was working on his property and enjoying the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed being involved with his grandchildren and family gatherings were a fond source of entertainment . Bill’s beautiful smile epitomized his heart. He was known for welcoming and sharing his home with others.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Jean and their daughter Kirbe, as well as his children Michelle, Tamara, John,Rodney,Kevin, Valdine and Verena , 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His brother Major(Helen) of Westbury, NY and Freddie(Scarlett) Parker of Bronx ,NY. and a Host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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