ZEBULON - Laura Nicole “Nikki” Parker, 19, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at Duke Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Social Plains Baptist Church, Zebulon. Entombment followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Wake County to Roger Allan Parker and Laura Denise Boykin Parker. She graduated from East Wake High School in 2005 with high honors, and had completed her freshman year at NC State University. As long as her health allowed, she worked at Carolina Ale House on Creekside Drive in Raleigh.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are maternal grandparents, Annette and J.W. Boykin of Zebulon; paternal grandparents, Roger and Delma Parier of Wendell; two aunts, a number of uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Ola Mae Keohane, and one uncle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Children’s Hospital, 512 South Mangum St., Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701 for Ewing’s Sarcoma research.