Dorothy Parker-Gaiter

Sunrise: February 19, 1956

Sunset: March 15, 2020

Funeral Service

March 21, 2020
11 O'clock in the Morning

Funeral Location

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church
1130 Granby Ln. 

Summerton, South Carolina 29148

The Rev. Dr. William T. Johnson, Presiding

Dorothy Ree Parker Gaiter, a long-term resident of Catonsville, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born on February 19, 1956, in Summerton, South Carolina, to the late Willie (Bill) Parker, father, and beloved mother Evelena Glover Parker. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Dewayne Parker, and two dear sisters Mamie Ruth Green and Rhunette Parker Hill.

She is survived by her husband James Roger Gaiter, West Virginia, daughters Thomasina Parker, Latasha (Morgan) Parker-Radall, and Angel Parker,  and only remaining son Eric Parker, Baltimore, Maryland. Grandchildren Tatyana Parker, Saniya Parker, Zyaire McMillan and Sean Parker; especially beloved great-grandchild Brielle Faith Parker. She also leaves behind brothers Lee Ernest (Francis) Glover, Willie Parker, George Washington Parker, Robert E. Lee (Sherva Deen) Parker, and one beloved sister, Sarah Ellen Parker; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, coworkers and patients.

Dorothy Ree loved her family and patients. They all brought great joy to her. She loved good food, especially prime rib and t-bone steak dinners. One of her weekly go to was fried chicken from Popeye’s and Safeway — they were among her favorites.

She enjoyed watching movies— anything about Jesus and GOD, especially the Ten Commandments, The Life of Jesus, Moses, anything that encourages her spirit. She was a deeply spiritual women who loved to get on her knees and pray, every day, twice a day. She really loved to talk about Jesus and GOD. She trusted in GOD and the power of prayer.

Dorothy worked at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital for almost 30 years as a Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant. This was a place she loved and spent most of her time with the patients whom she was dedicated. Her passion and goal was to provide the patients with the best care medically, emotional and spiritually. She was always available to talk to them about their problems, concerns and advocate on their behalf. 

She really loved to shop. She would spend hours at Goodwill or her favorite antique stores, looking for what she would say "Good Stuff" and talking to other shoppers looking for bargains. She loved nice things!

She loved to give advice to her children, nieces and nephews. She was a jokester to her grandchildren. Most of all she loved to love on her great-granddaughter Brielle with hugs and kisses.

She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, coworkers and patients. She has fought the good fight, she has finished her race and she has kept the faith. She loved and lived and is now with the Lord. 

The family would like to thank everybody for everything, every word of encouragement, prayers and support doing our time of need.