Marcus Parker Jr. was born June 22, 1942 to the Parents of Mr. Marcus & Nevada Parker. Marcus was the eldest of 2 siblings. He was affectionally called Jr., Jr. P, Papacito, and Mr. Jr. Parker by his kids.
Marcus attended Dunbar High School of Livingston, Tx where he graduated Class of 1960! After graduating Marcus furthered his education at Texas Southern University! During his studies, On July 16, 1962 Marcus found his soulmate and married Mary Francis Evans. To this union three children were born.
In 1972 Marcus made history, being sworn in as the first black postmaster in east Texas. Marcus was Postmaster for Corrigan, Tx, Lufkin, Tx, Camden, Tx, & Applesprings, Tx. He retired after 34 years of service to take care of his father. Marcus also worked for Temple Industrial in Diboll, Tx.
Marcus was raised in the New Willard community and later in Marston Tx. Marcus accepted Christ at an early age as his personal Lord and Savior at New Bealuh MBC. He was very active in serving there which involved singing in the choir, the usher board and the finance clerk for over 40 years. In September 2007 he was installed as a deacon. It was one of his proudest achievements. Later he moved to Grapeland and joined Rising Star MBC under the leadership of Pastor L. Brown and then Pastor Broderick Hill, where he also served as a deacon and finance clerk faithfully until his health started to decline. Marcus also served as President of the Kibbiefield Cemetery in the Marston Community until his health began to decline. He took great pride in his accomplishments at Kibbiefield.
Marcus loved family, family functions and was a people person who never met a stranger. He loved to laugh and joke around, cooking and bringing family together. He was known as one of the historians of the family. Marcus held on to his faith until his demise.
On January 17, 2024, surrounded by his girls, Marcus said “Goodbye” to this sinful world and accepted the call into his eternal rest. Marcus was preceded in death by, his parents: Mrs. Nevada & Mr. Marcus Parker; his sister: Eddie Lee Parker; his stepmother: Ruthie Parker; his stepbrother: Walter Ellis; his granddaughter: Chazmyn Carter; and his God son: Victor Greene.
Marcus leaves to cherish his precious and unforgettable memories, Daughters: Janette Franklin; Sandra Carr; Brigitte Parker; God-Children: Necole Wyatt; Tiwana Parker; Pam Barlow, Darriel Greene; Trina Greene Powers; Roy Greene, Sister-in-Law: Mary Ellis, 14 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren; A host of other relatives and friends.