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Charlotte Elizabeth (Deadman) Parker

October 21, 1937 ~ November 20, 2018 (age 81)

Charlotte passed away suddenly and unexpectedly as a direct result of an accident on Sunday November 18th.

Charlotte was born October 21, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama to Ernest Lindsey and Vivian Elette (Sherbet) Deadman.  She was preceded in death (April 2018) by her husband of 61 years Malcom, her sisters Lillian and Anne and her brother Ernest.  She is survived by her sons Mike (Houston) and Richard (Georgetown) and sister Molly Kate Kahn (Dallas) as well as a multitude of grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was primarily raised in Corpus Christi, TX.  After marrying Malcom (Navy) and the birth of her first son they moved to San Diego, California where she attended and graduated from San Diego State.  After completing her PhD at UCLA and Post Doctorate work at Stanford she began teaching at the University of Texas (Austin).  Eventually she moved to University of Missouri Columbia as a Professor Emerita where she was a research scientist and taught in the medical school.  She was well published and received numerous grants supporting her research in infectious and other diseases.  Her great love was her research and her PhD students.

After retirement, she accelerated her devotion to her faith and church.  Both she and Malcom were active members of the Community of Christ Church in Columbia and Pensacola.  Charlotte was very proud to have been appointed an Elder in the church.  As their health allowed, they spent time ministering to the at risk and less fortunate and were very charitable with their time, treasure and talent.  Charlotte and Malcom moved to Houston in 2012 and were members of the community at Village on the Park in Jersey Village.

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