Mary S. Jones Parker - December 31, 2010

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ALBANY Mary S. Jones Parker departed this life on Friday December 31, 2010 surrounded by family. Mary was born December 30, 1943 in Albany, NY to the late Gladys and Lawrence Jones. She attended Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk Central School.
Mary met and married Russell Parker in 1963 and to this union was born one child. She was employed by Albany Medical Center in 1964 and retired after 46 years. Mary joined the Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church during the early nineteen sixties and was a member of the churches United Gospel Choir as a soprano.
Mary was predeceased in death by sisters Mildred Pope, Linda Odom and a brother Lawrence Jones Jr.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Kimberley Parker of Hyattsville, MD; grandson, Tristan Parker Rogers; former husband Russell Parker; siblings, Doris Stone (Ernest), Beverly Edwards, Jeannette, Anita, Gladys, Dean and Carrie Jones all of Albany; Aunt Catherine May of Albany; mother-in-law Mrs. Omega Parker of Albany; niece Timika Jones; nephew Terrance Kemp; and a devoted friends Barbara McDermott and Mr. Murphy; in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Home going services will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 6th at Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church 105 Second St., Albany with Rev. Dr. Damone Paul Johnson officiating. The family will receive well wishers at the church from 10 to 11 AM. Interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, Coeymans, NY. Those who wish may make contributions to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.