Ernest Isaac Parker

May 22, 1930 - June 25, 2022

05/22/1930 - 06/25/2022

Past Services

Sunday June 26, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Monday June 27, 2022
Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
1460 NC-137
Eure, NC 27935
Monday June 27, 2022
11:00 am
St. John Baptist Church
1644 NC-461
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Ernest Isaac Parker, age 92, of Hwy 561, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mr. Parker was born on May 22, 1930 to George Isaac Parker and Elva Pope Parker in Hertford County, North Carolina. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother. Ernest retired after 49 years as manager for Bennett Box Company. He enjoyed working with wood, making furniture and many other different types of works of art that will forever be cherished. Since retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also liked to go to NASCAR races and enjoyed mowing his lawn. Ernest was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde, and Horace Parker, and two sisters, Helen Parker, and Lucille Wiggins.

Ernest is survived by his wife Sue of the home, his daughter, Diane Hall; his son, Chris Parker and wife Rena; a step-son, Granson Taylor and special friend Joyce Baggett, all of Ahoskie; two granddaughters, Brandi Farmer and husband John of Ahoskie, Katie Hudson and husband Tim of New Bern; two grandsons, Daniel Hall and wife Mandy, and Shane Parker, both of Ahoskie; seven great-grandchildren, Trace Farmer, Kinley Farmer, Kade Farmer, Will Hall, Briley Jernigan, Austin Hudson, and Camryn Hudson; special friends, Steve Hodges, and Ron and Jean Burns; along with many extended family and friends..

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 11:00 am at the St. John Baptist Church, Aulander, NC, with Rev. Douglas VanNiel officiating. Burial will follow at Ahoskie Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made directly to the St. John Baptist Church, 1650 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Parker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Pastor Doug VanNiel, St.John Baptist Church
1 year ago

Ernest was a “great” “grand” “father.” Not just by age, long life, many years. He showed his love for family by being a dear and genuine father, a grand person indeed, and great in his delight in caring and sharing with children. I appreciate his Christian character, evidenced in these, and many other ways too!

Bart Riddick
1 year ago

To the family,
Ernest was a special man. Such as easy going gentleman. A dear friend to all of my family. You all have been so blessed to have had Him as a role model and loved one. Love and prayers to each of you.

Teresa Castelloe
1 year ago

Uncle Ernest was a special kind, you felt his loving kindness the moment you met him! RIP until we meet again.

David C Lassiter
1 year ago

Sue, Diane, Chris and family, I am sadden at the passing of Ernest. He was an easy going and peaceful man. A true gentleman that made anyone comfortable in his presence. You are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Mary Ann

Vic Williams
1 year ago

In Loving Memory

Stan & Pat Dixon
1 year ago

In loving memory