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Monday, April 15, 2024

Callie Ann Parker

Callie Ann Parker
Callie Ann Parker

Callie Ann Parker
July 10, 1952 – March 19, 2024

Callie Ann Hagins Parker was born in Ocala, Florida to the late Anna Hardy and Harold Hagins, Sr. After graduating from high school, she married the late Arnold Jeremiah “Jerry” Shelton who was serving in the Navy.

Callie and their children traveled with Jerry to his various state side duty stations. Annapolis, Maryland is where Callie decided to settle down and raise their family, while Jerry continued his tours of duty. After the children reached school age, Callie started her first and only job as a Travel Agent for David Taylor Research Centre, Department of Defense Naval Warfare in Carderock, MD, where she worked for thirty years. She met and married the love of her life Larry Parker, in September of 1998.

Callie was a very active member of Second Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Willie Mason for many years, prior to joining Mount Olive AME Church, under the capable leadership of the Reverend Ronald Owens in 2019. Rev. Owens describes Sister Callie as a “saint, disciple, virtuous, holy woman who set aside her own health to take care of Larry.” She was a stewardess, class leader, member of the Missionary Society, and prayer warrior who served anywhere asked to serve.

Callie was preceded in death by her sons Jerel R. Shelton-Hill and Clinton Jermaine Shelton; brothers Troy Hagins, Sr, Harold Hagins, Jr, Alonzo Hagins, James Hagins, Sr, Rodney Johnson, brothers-in-law David Berrien and Benjamin Maxey.

She leaves to cherish her life and memory her loving and devoted son Kelley Jerrod Shelton and wife Christine, granddaughter Chloe Johnson, her loving and eternally devoted husband Larry, all of Annapolis, MD; sisters LaVerne Berrien of Fayetteville, NC; Vera Maxey and Elouise Roberts of Ocala, FL; brothers Leroy Hagins, Sr. of Tampa, FL and Simuel Hagins, Sr. of Ocala, FL; motherly nephews Robert (Barbara) Hagins of Ocala, Fl, Daryl Hagins of Fayetteville, NC, and Carlos(Brenda) Maxey of Gainesville, FL; motherly nieces Seleitha (Kenneth) Daniels of Ocala, FL and Alicia Maxey(Tonnie Walker) of Palm Coast, FL; motherly great nephew Harold Maxey of Ocala, FL; sister-in-law Nancy Parker of Upper Marlboro, MD and hosts of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 1:00pm at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 5000 SW College Road Ocala, FL 34474.