Andre L. Parker, a paper factory worker, died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. He was 62.
He was affectionately known as “Anre” and “Wee Wee” and was born on May 11, 1957, in Philadelphia to the late Virginia and Robert Parker Jr. He lost his mother at an early age and was mostly raised by his grandmother.
“Throughout his life, he was known to be fun-loving and was always trying to be the life of the party,” said his family. “He would be the loudest one in the room with something always funny or crazy to say, and trust and believe, he would be the first one to get up and dance,” they said.
He loved to cook, dance, party and talk to friends and family. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and was elated when they won the Super Bowl in 2018.
He attended the Philadelphia public school system and graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1975. The next year he went to work at Connelly Containers paper factory in Manayunk.
In 1974, he met and married Delores Parker. From this union came three daughters.
He was preceded in death by: his grandmother, Myrtle Parker; daughter, Andrea; brother, William; and sister, Cornelia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his daughters, Patricia “Penny” and Veronica “Betsy”; sons-in-law, Jermaine and Mayo; brothers; Michael, Robert, Deron and Ryan; sisters, Alberta and Sherone; brothers-in-law, William and Christopher; sisters-in-law, Rita, Theresa and Christine; grandsons, Shaquil, Stacey and Samir; granddaughters, Infinity and Samone; and other family and friends.
Services were held on Jan. 4 at Talbert Funeral Home, 2534 N. 22nd St. Viewing was at 10:30 a.m. Services followed at 11 a.m. Burial was private.