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Claude Lee Parker

September 9, 1952 - February 1, 2013
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Claude Lee Parker was born on September 9,1952 to the late Mrs. Dorothy Seymour Parker and the late Mr. James Andrew Parker. Claude was baptized at an early age and knew the Lord for himself. Claude and his wife Ramona were married for several years. He attended Johnson Lockett, Henderson H. Dunn and Lawless Schools. He was a happy child with great determination. He loved family gatherings, but met them on his own terms (He never stayed late). He was a joy to be around. He only had to walk into a room and the dynamics changed everything got lively. He had a way of making you laugh as he laughed, and you wold forget about your troubles...
Claude Lee Parker was born on September 9,1952 to the late Mrs. Dorothy Seymour Parker and the late Mr. James Andrew Parker. Claude was baptized at an early age and knew the Lord for himself. Claude and his wife Ramona were married for several years.

He attended Johnson Lockett, Henderson H. Dunn and Lawless Schools. He was a happy child with great determination. He loved family gatherings, but met them on his own terms (He never stayed late).

He was a joy to be around. He only had to walk into a room and the dynamics changed everything got lively. He had a way of making you laugh as he laughed, and you wold forget about your troubles of the day. He made you realize that life could still be simple. He never met a stranger on his life journey. He was engaging and kind.

After hurricane Katrina, he immediately returned to his job at Tulane Medical Center where he worked for 32 years. He loved his job as a General Maintenance Worker.

Though he was very private person and went through personal trials and tribulations, he knew that God was in control and would have the last say. He never complained and never lost hope. He smiled in spite of what he faced and for the most part, kept it to himself.

Claude will not only be missed by his family and friends, but the City of New Orleans just won't be the same. He was a true Saints Fan all the way (Black and Gold).

He made several personal accomplishments throughout his life that many did not believe he could. He received recognition awards and maintained his Certified Power Industral Truck Operation Certification over the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dorothy Mae Seymour Parker and James Andrew Parker; his grandfathers, James Seymour and Charles Watson; and his grandmothers, Elsie Thomas Seymour and Louis Parker Watson.

He leaves to celebrate his life and memories one brother James Andrew Parker, four sisters Patricia Ann Horton, Elise Louis Smith, Elaine Eleanor Seals and Rhonda Jean Minnis, one aunt Mayrenna Junius of Altadena, California one uncle Charles Watson McKinney of Fort Worth, Texas his dear friend Mr.Leon Jefferson, his lifelong friend, Oraline Boutin (Cookie) and two step sons Jyronne Gould and Tryonne Gould of Georgia,one son Earl Parker and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St.; on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am until service time. A graveside burial will be held on Modnday, February 11, 2013 at 9:00 am in Holt Cemetery 635 City Park Ave.New Orleans, LA. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoencanalstreet

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