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Karriem J. Parker Jr.

July 7, 1995 — November 6, 2022

Harrisburg, PA

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Karriem Parker, Jr., affectionately known as “Riem,” transitioned into eternal life on Sunday, November 6, 2022. 
 
Karriem was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, July 7, 1995. He received his formal education in the Susquehanna Township School District and was a 2013 graduate of Susquehanna Township High School. Having the desire to further his education, he attended Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). 
 
During his adolescent years, Karriem was part of the AAU summer league team and played as a member of the Susquehanna Township basketball team. 
 
Karriem loved spending time with his daughters, family, and friends. He also enjoyed playing PlayStation and had an extensive sneaker collection. Supporting his favorite sports teams was something Karriem often did. His favorite football team was the Philadelphia Eagles, and for basketball, it was the Chicago Bulls. 
 
With his infectious smile, Karriem could light up any room he walked into. He enjoyed making people laugh and was well-known for being the life of the party.
 
Karriem is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Robert Allen Jr.; Rudolph Watson (Selena); grandfather, Ronald Watson. He is survived by his mother, LaCreena Sharrieff (Jamal); his father, Karriem Parker (Erica); his sisters, Diamond Hickerson and Cydney Hickerson; his brother, Colin Parker; his daughters, Olivia and Allison (Kent); maternal great-grandmother, Jenell Allen; maternal grandparents, Dwindal and Sheena Toliver; paternal grandparents, Amina Hill and Ronald Parker and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. In addition, Karriem was anticipating the arrival of his first niece.

 

 

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