VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTE Jesse L. Parker, J.L., passed away Wednesday morning, September 27, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Monroe County Memorial Chapel of Forsyth, GA is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 30, at Maynard Baptist Church, 1195 Juliette Rd., Forsyth, GA 31029 with burial in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 – 8:00 pm on Friday evening before at Monroe County Memorial Chapel, 86 W. Main St., Forsyth, GA. A second visitation will be at Maynard Baptist Church one hour before the service. Mr. Parker was born on January 3, 1930 to Jesse Lee Parker, Sr. and Effie Ouida Barton Parker, who predeceased him. He was a member of Cabaniss Baptist Church, Forsyth, GA, where he was a blessing to his church family. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cindy Parker, who was his lifelong work partner and his faithful love and caregiver. Others surviving are his son Jesse Wayne Parker (Angie), his daughter, Gayle P. Rawlins, his sister, Reta Bland, his grandchildren, Chris Rawlins (Renee), Kerry Rawlins (Kasey), Jamie L. Parker (Whitney), Traci P. Chapman, and Savanna Parker. He is also survived by 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jesse Lee Parker, J.L., born into poverty in the tiny town of Pembroke, GA, has amassed, not great wealth, but riches beyond compare through the blessings of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. What earning he acquired he gave to those in need. What knowledge he gained he used to enlighten others.What love he enjoyed was shared by all he knew.Those who survive him will be comforted remembering and sharing many of his numerous stories that have put a smile on countless faces. Those who have gone before him were known to those they never met because J. L. kept them close to heart and spoke of their worth to any who cared to listen. Those who knew J. L. have been made rich, also, by the respect he gave you that never had to be earned, by the needs he met, by the faith he showed, and by the friend he was. During his lifetime J. L. worked in the timber industry, building supply business, and after many years working in the motion picture industry, received a lifetime achievement award from the Macon Film Festival.The family requests that charitable contributions be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.