Jimmie Lee Parker, daughter of the late Jimmie Lee Sanders and Fred D. Sanders, was born on July 22, 1934 in Calion, Arkansas. She departed this life April 28, 2020.
In 1953, her uncle, the late Bishop J.C. Foster, helped Jimmie Lee and her daughter Sarah move to Portland.
Jimmie Lee accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. In Portland, she united with the Church of the Living God and became an active and faithful member. She played piano and loved to sing. She was an inspiration of strength, love and courage to all her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by two brothers; four sisters; her daughter, Sarah Howard Cole; and son, Athren Wilson.
Our mother leaves to cherish her loving memory three sons, Roy G. Maxie (Jeannie), Billy R. Maxie (Lisa) and Danny C. Wilson; one daughter, Charlotte Y. Martin; 23 grandchildren, Clydell E. Hurst (Jaime), Adeyemi B. Cole, Leadi T. Cole, Zainab H. Cole, Nikysha L. Maxie, Ebony M. Berry (Sterling), William R. Maxie, Fredrick B. Maxie (Olivia), Shelia R. Maxie, Jerry Vaughn, Christopher Vaughn, Jabrayl Maxie, Michael Vaughn, Santos Maxie, Nicole Maxie, Damian Maxie, Haley Maxie, Chartisha L. Roberts, Andrea Y. Warren, Dmetrious Millner, Kashouna L. Windom, Charda D. Martin, and David Martin Jr.; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
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