Jean Duncan Parker

June 3, 1928 - October 19, 2016
Jean Duncan Parker

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Jean Alistaire Duncan Parker, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 19, 2016. Mrs. Parker was born in Wakefield, Virginia, daughter of the late Robert Alexander Duncan and Kathryn Fredenburgh Duncan. She attended the College of William & Mary where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Jean, or “Baba” (as she was lovingly referred to by her first grandchild, Clark, and most everyone else since) lived an active and independent life with a youthful spirit. She was a person of faith; family was her life. Jean was a talented seamstress, artist and cook. Great comfort was found in her love of animals, history and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, her home for many years. Her perfect day was breakfast at the pier, watching grandchildren surf and something “seafood” for dinner. There she was an active member of the Virginia Dare chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Trumpy. Survivors to cherish her memory include her sister, Elizabeth Modys, daughter Mary (Polly) Stalnaker, husband Albert (Buddy) and grandchildren Henry Clark and Mariah Duncan Kenny. Also, a son, M. Alexander Parker, wife Sarah and grandchildren Duncan Alexander and Mary Alexander Plautz, four great-grandchildren, Elle Rose, Paxton Wright, George Alexander and Rory Alistair as well as her dear friends, Marion Hunt and Hilda Buchanan. The family would like to thank the staff of the Freda Gordon Hospice of Tidewater for their loving and attentive care. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Sir Christopher Wren, College of William & Mary at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 29, 2016. In her memory, memorial donations may be made to Feline Hope, P.O. Box 893, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Bucktrout Funeral Home and Crematory of Williamsburg.

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  • October 22, 2016
    Tanya Kaish Keller says:
    My Condolences to Alex, Sarah and family. I know it's been a long road. What an incredible woman and role model. Take good care.

  • October 23, 2016
    Holly Behen says:
    Polly and Alex along with both the families, I am sorry for your loss but know that Jeannie is in God's hands now and the pain, confusion and uncertainity is gone and has been replaced by joy and happiness. She was quite a lady and so happy I knew her for so long. Love to all.

  • October 23, 2016
    Barbara &Eddie Clexton says:
    Saddened to learn of your wonderful mothers death. She will truly be missed

  • October 23, 2016
    charles dennison says:
    While I never had the good fortune of knowing BaBa, I have heard nothing but the most amazing things about Polly's Mom and Clark's Grand Ma. Wynn was fortunate to know and learn from this invaluable contact. We hope and pray for the soul of this wonderful woman. May she rest in peace!

  • October 25, 2016
    Nancy Long Clayton says:
    A voice I loved has stilled but the memories of my dear friend will remain with me forever. Jean and I shared many good times at The Villas in Nags Head where we both lived for many years. We laughed, partied, and traveled together often. I will await her return here to where she always kept her heart. My thoughts are with you all, (Polly, Alex, and grands)