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Lillie Merritt Parker

August 7, 1953 — September 11, 2017

Lillie Merritt Parker, 64, wife of Alvin S. "Buddy" Parker, Sr. and a resident of Cheriton, VA, passed away peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA. A native of Cape Charles, VA, she was the daughter of Doris Carmean Merritt of Cherrystone,VA, and the late Elton L. Merritt Sr. Mrs. Parker worked many years for Days Inn as a bartender and front desk manager. She was an avid bingo and online spades player, genealogy enthusiast, loved country music, but she will be best remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all. Lillie was a kind and giving soul who would often do without to make sure others in need were provided for, she will be greatly missed by her heartbroken family and everyone who knew her.

In addition to her loving mother and husband, she is survived by a daughter, Angela Merritt Rosa and her husband, Niva, of Cheriton, two sons, Derek Abraham and Lisa of Cape Charles; and Kristopher Abraham of Capeville, VA; two sisters, Mary Merritt Landon of Cape Charles, and Teresa Merritt Wayman and her husband, Bart, of Sandhill Drive; three brothers, Elton Lewis Merritt Jr. of Cape Charles, Timothy Isaac Merritt, Sr. and his wife, Karen , of Machipongo, VA, and Christopher Wayne Merritt and his wife, Lisa, of Cherrystone; four grandchildren, Hunter Merritt Elliott of Cheriton, Alyssia McNamara Abraham of New Jersey, Heatherlea Merritt Elliott of Cheriton, and Brandon Parker of West Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Geoffrey Scott Abraham, step-son, Harry "Curly" Parker, and mother-in-law, Virginia "Skip" Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Lower Northampton Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Conrow officiating. Interment will follow in Cape Charles Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.


Cape Charles Cemetery
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    Cape Charles, VA 23310


Lower Northampton Baptist Church
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    Cape Charles, VA 23310
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