James “Ronnie” Parker, 81 of Sneads Ferry, passed away Monday at his home. He was a minister for over 55 years, and was the pastor at the Folkstone Free Will Baptist Church for over 31 years.
A service will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 AM at the Folkstone Free Will Baptist Church with pastors Cliff Wilson and Lloyd Hargis officiating. Burial will follow at the Turkey Creek Cemetery.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents James and Dorothy Parker. He is survived by his wife Linda Parker of the home; sons James Joseph Parker and wife Jennifer and Kevin Lee Parker and wife Amy, his daughter Shelly Renee Parker and husband Alex all of Sneads Ferry, grandchildren Jasmine Vinson, Jordan Parker, Cory Parker, Kayla Parker, Skylar Ottaway, and Daemyn Ottaway; great granddaughther Graisyn Vinson; brothers Larry Parker and Tommy Parker; and sisters Linda Henderson, Cathy Fillinger, and Cindy Woolard.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Flowers are welcome, and donations may be made in his honor to the Free Will Baptist Children's Home.
Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Holly Ridge.
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