Katrine Collie Parker, 91, passed away in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 4, 2010. She was born August 6, 1919 in Spring Hope, North Carolina, to Peyton Nicholas Collie and Martha Sykes Collie. She married Robert Carey Parker in 1943, and he predeceased her in 1976.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip H Parker and his wife Cecelia S Parker of Louisburg, North Carolina, and Carey R Parker and his wife Gail M Parker of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two grandchildren, Robert H Parker and his wife Maureen A Parker of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kimberly P McHose and her husband Christopher A McHose of Williamsburg, Virginia; one great-grandson, Bryce P McHose; one sister, Alice Davis of Stockton, Missouri. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three sisters, Bessie Brantley, Thelma Brogden, Erminea Taylor, and two brothers, Earl Collie, and Rudolph Collie.
Mrs. Parker received a bachelor degree from East Carolina Teacher’s College (now East Carolina University), Greenville, North Carolina and taught in Northampton Co, North Carolina public schools for 29 years. She lived most of her adult life in Rich Square, North Carolina. She was an active member, Sunday school teacher, and deaconess at Rich Square Baptist Church. In 1999 Mrs. Parker moved to Atria Virginia Beach, a retirement community, where she enjoyed an active life for 11 years. During her later years, she became an avid reader, and she enjoyed watching baseball whenever there was a game on TV.