Obituary of Gene Parker
Gene Terrance Parker was born January 25, 1971 in Corona, Queens New York, to Mrs. Pamela and Mr. Gary Marcel Parker; he was the second sibling to that union. Gene was very spiritual with no limit to his love and his energy magnetically drew people to him from all walks of life and cultures. He came here quietly and he left us quietly, but the impact he made while he was her, was powerful.
Gene grew up and went through the school system in Queens. During which time he met a group of guys and they became “Brothers”. This brotherhood became the legendary “Fifth Platoon” where he honed his lyrical skills. Gene worked in several different trades. He worked in construction for few years, in Washington D.C., before getting involved in the gourmet-deli business. While there, he met many people from many cultures and was able to engage easily with anyone he came in contact with; recently he had started working at the N. Y. Dept. of Sanitation. Gene always kept his head in the books and was what you would have called a life-long learner and everywhere he went he dropped seeds of knowledge. His legacy will be remembered for changing the lives of people who surrounded him. .
Gene is preceded in his home going by his paternal grandparents, Jackie Parker and Dorothy Parker and his maternal grandparents, William Robinson and Thelma Robinson and one brother, Gary Parker Jr.
Gene leaves to celebrate his precious life, his daughters, Rakiyah Butler-Parker and Khadijah Parker; his mother, Pamela Parker; his father Gary Parker; four sisters, Heaven Parker, Sequioa Parker, Jamila Parker, Njeri Parker; two brothers, Marcel Parker and Jelani Parker; three aunts, Sandra Sanderlin, Bonnie Robinson and Gabriel Robinson; one uncle, Michael Robinson; one granduncle, Ransom Robinson; grandaunt, Muriel Robinson and a host of cousins, family members, acquaintances, co-workers and friends from his short journey here on earth. Let’s never forget the Fifth Platoon….