Delores 'Dee' Parmer-Woodtor
Published 2:59 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Dr. Delores 'Dee' Parmer-Woodtor, 57, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at Palletev Care Center in Skokie, Ill.
She was a native of Greenville and resident of Chicago (Evanston), Ill. most of her life. She was a graduate of the University of Illinois and obtained he Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She was an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University and she had taught at Depaul University and the University if Liberia in Africa. She owned her own company, Trans Kulture Communications, where she was a freelance writer and professional researcher. She was the author of a book titled 'Culture Matters: An African Diaspota Review". She held the African Festival of Arts in the Chicago area for 17 years.
SHe was preceded in death by her father, Willie James Parmer.
Dr. Parmer-Woodtor is survived by her husband, Patrick Saingbey Woodtor of Evanston, Ill.; two sons, Saingbey Khien Woodtor and John Ore Johnson and his wife, Knethia, all of Evanston; her mother, Adele Longmire King of Niagara Falls, N. Y.; a step-daughter, Laura Karr and her husband, Geah, of Chicago; four sisters, Hortense PArmer-Brice and Dr. Twinet Parmer-Gordon and her husband, Jimmy, all of Chicago and KAtherine Parmer Barner and Ann Parmer Ross; two granddaughters and a grandson.
Visitation will be Friday, August 16 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church in Greenville with the Rev. Gary Longmire-Owen officiating.
Burial will be at St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Cemetery.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.