Fred Parker. has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 24, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
We are extremely sad about the passing of Fred Parker. Mr. Parker was a staple part of Christmas for many people in #NOLA. He brought so much joy to families for several generations, including our #NOPD officers & their families. We send our condolences to the Parker family. 💙👼 pic.twitter.com/KZQlHPONPJ
— NOPD (@NOPDNews) August 24, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
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Mr. Fred Parker #7wardSanta #chocolateSanta #NewOrleansSanta People speak much about legends but this man is truly A LEGEND!!! The legacy he leaves behind is one of beautiful purpose. I was a little girl black girl going to a black school in a black city so this was the Santa Claus I took school’s Christmas pictures with. All my cousins that went to school in the city has christmas pics with 7th ward Santa… all my friends and their children. He served as New Orleans’ Santa for 3 generations. He passed on yesterday, may his deserving soul rest well, and believe me baybay! If it wasn’t for covid 19 the people would have been second lining thru the streets. I want to honor him and give my condolences to his family, friends and the city of New Orleans, as I sit here in New Orleans on the back porch in the 7th ward waiting for the rain that’s soon to fall. Thank you Mr. Fred Parker. 🙏🏾 I pray you knew you were appreciated.
Fred Parker, more fondly known as Chocolate Santa, touched so many of us, our children, our grandchildren. This #7thward legend will be dearly missed 🎅🏾🙏
— ☆Rhonda Goode-Douglas☆ (@RhondaForJudge) August 24, 2020
Some of the greatest memories in our life what a wonderful guy that we had met played as Santa for the children rest in peace in Jesus name