In Memory of Willie Lee Parker Jr.


June 6, 1971- March 29, 1998


The Man


Willie Lee Parker Jr. was born on June 6, 1971, to Willie Lee Parker Sr. and Mattie Lee Parker in Bakersfield, California. Willie attended McKinley Elementary School, Emerson Junior High School, Bakersfield High School and graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing.






My Son The Graduate

Willie Lee Parker Junior accepted Christ at an early age and served the Lord all his life. He was a member of Compassion Christian Center until 1992 and Bakersfield Christian Fellowship thereafter. Willie was a brother and officer of both Kappa Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the San Joaquin Masonic Lodge #11. While as a member of these organizations, he was involved in the Real Men program, the Ebony Counseling Center, the Friendship House and was a mentor to many school age children.






A Successful Businessman

Willie Parker Jr. was quite an entrepreneur. Upon achieving his degree, he became CEO/ Co-Owner of HW Parley Enterprises. While serving as CEO / Co-Owner, he formed his own company, Gemini Enterprises. Even while in High School, Willie was a successful business man with his lawn service. Willie was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone at anytime. He loved all people of all walks of life. Willie always greeted each day with a smile. His enthusiastic look on life gave people encouragement.






A Simpler Time

"Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13  This verse was marked by Willie Jr. in his bible: Proverbs: 16:1-3