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Elaine Delores (Cokley) Parker

August 22, 1936 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 82)

        Elaine Deloris Cokley was born on August 22, 1936 and departed this life at the age of 82 at 5:49AM on May 6, 2019 in San Diego, California.. Elaine came into this world in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Anne Mae Rogers Cokley and the late Rev. Henry W. Cokley.  Elaine is the second eldest of 5 children born to this union. 

            In 1956 she met and married her late husband, Clifford Cobb Parker in Columbia, South Carolina. Elaine had a passion and zest for life, a devoted wife and loving mother.  She was extremly generous and believed in giving back through her volunteerism as well as being active in her church’s, Woodlawn Church of God in Christ and Greater Trinity Baptist Church. 

            Elaine was a unique pillar in the family, a true Matriarch.  She was a very wise woman, always willing to help her family, friends and neighbors. As a stay at home wife and mother. She was dedicted to her family, even when raising 8 children, was not an easy job.  She always did it with her unique style and grace. 

            Elaine was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clifford Cobb Parker, Sr.; her sons, Craig Levi Cokley and Clifford Parker, Jr. and siblings, Carrie, Hennita, Mamie and William. 

            She is survived by her loving daughters, Linda Ridgeway, Kathy Parker, Gail Parker and Carol Pearson; sons, Andrew and Anthony Parker; 26 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends to cherish her memory. 


Elaine Deloris Cokley Parker will never be forgotten, she will always be in our hearts and minds and truly missed.    

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