Matt Parker

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 7, 2009

PORT GIBSON — Matt Parker died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Claiborne County Senior Care in Port Gibson. He was 87.

Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Parker; his parents, William and Hester Parker; and a daughter, Lucy Parker.

He is survived by three sons, Alfred Parker of Bolton, Douglas Parker of Dallas and Larry Parker of Port Gibson; four daughters, Betty Parker, Elaine Parker, Linda Parker and Anita Parker, all of Dallas; one brother, Elvin Parker of Baton Rouge; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat M.B. Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Frank McGriggs officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service.