HIGH POINT — On Dec. 29, 2021, God called his angel, Doris Elizabeth Parker, 82, to heaven. She left her earthly home at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Thomasville, NC. Doris was born Oct. 22, 1939, in High Point to Calvin R. Parker and Nora “Maggie” Harrison Parker. She was the youngest of 16 children.

Doris spent all of her life in High Point, where she was employed at the Presbyterian Home as a nurse’s aide for 33 years. Doris was known for her cooking, baking (her 7-Up pound cake was legendary), traveling and gambling.

Doris was preceded in death by her mother and father, stepmothers, Reophurs McQueen Parker and Elizabeth Thompson; sisters, Annie Pearl Moore, Florine Dockery, Esther McQueen, Margaret Parker, Pauline Rinehardt, Blanche Sumler, Carolyn Thompson Anna Smith, and Rosa Timberlake; brothers, Calvin Parker Jr., Thomas Parker, Nelson Parker, Herbert Thompson, James Thompson, and Randolph Parker

Survivors who will cherish fond memories include her children, Nora Parker Baker of Winston-Salem, NC, and son, Lee Prentes Parker (wife Janice) of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Randy (wife Corranda), Makeda and Gabrielle Baker and Antigone Parker; great-grandchild, Jonathan Baker. Doris is also survived by her stepsisters, Blanche Parson and Gloria Long of High Point; brother, William Thompson, of High Point; special nieces, Tammy Hope, Linda McQueen, Sylvia Morrison, Sharon Green, Iris Durham, and Denise Parker Jones; special nephews, Carlvan Payne, Kenny Parker, Billy Parker, Tim Parker, and Wilson Moore Jr.; special friends Eddie Mae Moore and Peggy Caldwell; and a host of other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

The family thanks the staff of Hospice of High Point, NC and Pine Ridge Nursing Home of Thomasville, NC, for their late in life care.

In the interest of safety with the recent COVID cases, there will be a visitation for Doris on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service located at 1810 Brockett Avenue, High Point, NC 27260. For the visitation, you must wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

Online condolences may be made to the Parker family at


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