OZELL J. PARKER was born on August 1, 1927 in Dermott, Arkansas to James Johnson and Alberta L. Morris. She was the oldest of eleven children and graduated high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ozell accepted Christ at a very early age and was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Dermott.
On October 23, 1946, Ozell Johnson married Leon Willie D Parker. Their union was blessed with ten children. In 1969, the Parker family moved to San Diego, California, and became members of the Church of the Living God on 32nd St. in San Diego under the leadership of Pastored by Harvey Jones Sr. The church later moved to 4202 Delta Street, San Diego, California and was renamed The Church of the Loving God in 1991. The current serving pastor is Harvey Jones Jr. Ozell was very active in the church’s Senior Auxiliary Group; Yesterday’s Friends for Tomorrow Future.
Ozell lived a long-blessed life and was called home on Saturday, January 11, 2020. She was greeted at the Holy Gates by her parents, her husband and four of her children that preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Earl Johnson (Frankie) of Milwaukee, Wi. and Otis Jones of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Judy B. Charles (Edwin) of Paris, California; two sons, Willie Earl and Lafayette Parker of San Diego, California; four daughters, Gloria Hawkins (Matson) of Spring Valley, California, Catherine Mcleod (James) of San Diego, California, Elnora Parker of Menifee, California and Dorothy Johnson (James) of San Diego, California; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Viewing prior to funeral service on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.; followed by the Funeral service at 10:00 A.M.at Cjhurch of The Loving God on Delta St. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary.
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