Maxine B. Parker entered into eternal rest on August 10th 2019 surrounded by family at the Hospice of Palliative care of Alamance-Caswell.
She was born on November 11th, 1944 to the late George Thomas (Tom) Burnett and Lessie B. Burnett.
She attended public school in North Carolina and graduated from the Central High School Graham NC 1962. At the age of 12 she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized in Quithas Wade Pond Mebane NC and served God up until her death in many capacities. Mother Maxine B. Parker retired from retail and being a caretaker for many years.
Mother Maxine B. Parker was married to Deacon Aaron D. Parker and one son and one daughter was born to their union.
Mother Parker was a member of the New Jerusalem Community Church. She served well in several capacities with New Jerusalem and the Bishop Dr. Joshua D. Brown Ministries. She served on the Deaconess and Mother Board, Pastor Aide Committee, former Church Secretary and Kitchen Committee. She attend the By Grace Baptist Bible College (now the International Bible College) back in 2012 for 2 semesters, she truly loved to study the word of God. Mother Parker was an active supporter and Board Member of the International Bible College and the Bishop Dr. Joshua D. Brown Ministries where she faithfully served and was a spiritual advisor to many. Mother Parker helped support the missions of these ministries here in the USA and Overseas by financial and prayer support She was truly a prayer warrior. She loved good preaching and singing and shared Christ with all she met.
Mother Parker served the Bishop Dr. Joshua D. Brown Ministries, New Jerusalem Community Church and the International Bible College, under the founding leader, the Bishop Dr. Joshua D. Brown, and through the leadership team and other officials. She worked with many other bishops, pastors and leaders around the world through different ministries, she was privileged to have met these dignitaries and ministry leaders from the USA and overseas. She truly enjoyed serving God and his people.
Mother Parker was a living example of the Word of God. She visited the sick, also visited the shut-in, assisting them with housekeeping tasks and her favorite cooking meals. Everyone loved her encouragement, and council She gave them. She truly had countless spiritual sons and daughters.
Mother Maxine B. Parker was the recipient of numerous awards, declarations and citations for outstanding service within the church and ministries she was part of including being recognized with Faithful Service, Dedication, and Commitment through council, financial support, prayer and leadership at large to the New Jerusalem Community Church and the International Bible College.
“Mother Parker was a woman of faith, prayer and love, calls for prayer came to her from throughout the United States and overseas. With her great compassion, love, and service she was a great inspiration to men and women of all generations. Many ministries have been birthed out of her ministry.”
She was preceded in death by her father George Thomas (Tom) Burnett and Mother Lessie B. Burnett. 4 brothers, Jesse Burnett, Albert Burnett, John Henry Burnett and Thomas W. Burnett.
She is survived by: her husband Aaron D. Parker, 2 Sons Marvin Parker, Bishop Dr. Joshua D. Brown which she raised (Wife First Lady Krystin Brown) one daughter Tammy Parker. 2 Grandsons Justin Turner and Jaylen Turner. 2 Great Grandchildren Anderson Brown and Addyson Brown. A brother Joseph Burnett and sister Iona Whitmore and adapted daughter Audrey Ellis, along with a host of nieces, nephew's, and friends.
There will be a family and friends visitation at the McClure Funeral Home Graham NC on Friday 16th From 6pm until 8pm
Services will be held at Burnett Chapel Christian Church on Saturday 12pm.
Mother Maxine B. Parker will lie in state inside the sanctuary of Burnett Chapel Christian Church from 11am until 12pm. With family arriving for visitation at 11:3am. The Bishop Dr. Joshua D. Brown will be Officiating
The home going celebration will begin at 12pm with a graveside service following the celebration in the Burnett Chapel. Christian Church Cemetery.
McClure Funeral Home Inc. Is handling the arrangements