American Idol season 20 contestant, Mike Parker might not be considered a frontrunner on the show, but he’s surely won a lot of hearts with his vocal prowess. So, when the singer shared that his mother was facing health challenges over an emotional segment, it was obvious that fans would be concerned about his parents.
Take a brief look at Mike Parker’s parents: DeJuanna and Mike Parker Sr’s life as this article proceeds.
Who Are American Idol Mike Parker Parents?
American Idol Mike Parker’s parents are DeJuanna and Mike Parker Sr. They were virtually featured on the show as Mike went on to receive their blessing in the big screen room.
Also, Mike talked a lot about his dad and mom over the show — about how they were local stars and people still talk about it to this day. It was obvious that the singer was the biggest fan of his parents.
Furthermore, it’s all thanks to them Mike never gave up on his dream of becoming a star.
Initially, Mike tried out for season 7 of The Voice, sadly he didn’t make it to TV. Next year, he tried out again but only made it to the blind auditions. None of the season 8 judges turned their chairs for him.
Finally, after training hard for years, Mike then finally got judge Jennifer Hudson to pick him on The Voice 2018. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the Knockout Round.
All these experiences certainly helped Mike on his journey on American Idol 2022.
Meet Mike Parker Mom, DeJuanna Parker
Mike Parker’s mother DeJuanna was “the singer of the house.” Growing up, listening to his mother’s beautiful voice instilled a passion for music in Mike. Sadly, DeJuanna was struggling with health issues in 2022.
Learn more about her below.
DeJuanna Parker Age
DeJuanna Parker was born on August 24, 1960. That made her 61 years of age in 2022.
On DeJuanna’s 61st birthday, Mike took to his IG with a series of pics, captioned, “I am most certainly nothing without YOU! Happy 61st birthday, young lady! I love you, Ma.”
DeJuanna Parker Job
DeJuanna Parker is an educational professional with over 25 years of experience in education (secondary and higher education). To be precise, she worked as an English instructor for 29 years and 11 months at Fauquier County Public Schools.
In 2013 she then joined Lord Fairfax Community College as an adjunct instructor and went on to work there as a student access coach for over 8 years.
As of 2022, she was employed as a lead reviewer and executive at Scholar Edits for 6 years and as a sister manager at Lord Fairfax Community College for 5½ years.
Talking about her academic qualifications, DeJuanna attended Virginia State University from 1978 to 1982 for her bachelors in English language and literature. In 2002, she then joined Central Michigan University and graduated with her master’s in education 2 years later. Finally, in 2016, she received her Ph.D. in educational management from Hampton University.
Is DeJuanna Parker On Facebook?
Yes, find her on Facebook @dejuannaLoveBeingOver50parker.
Also, here’s her Instagram @huphdee2016.
Supporting her son, DeJuanna took it to her FB on April 11, 2022, to write, “Ok Fam, tonight is s THE NIGHT! Let’s vote to keep Mike Parker on American Idol!!! You have 30 votes…10 on the app; ten through text; 10 online. Let’s run it up!!!”
Meet Mike Parker Dad, Mike Parker Sr
Mike Parker’s dad Mike Parker Sr, a.k.a Edward, is the “greatest dad.” According to Mike, it was because of his “optimism and integrity,” that he is the man he is today. “You sir, are the definition of determination. You are my HERO Dad. I am so proud to be able to call you my Father!” Mike shared on Father’s Day 2020.
Let’s delve into his life below.
Mike Parker Sr Age
Mike Parker Sr was born on May 31, 1951. That made him 70 years of age in 2022.
He is 9 years older than his wife/Mike Jt’s mother.
Mike Parker Sr Job
Mike Parker is a musician. He and DeJuanna were in a band when they were young.
Unfoeautely, we’ve no idea about the jobs he embarked upon besides being an entertainer.
Is Mike Parker Sr On Instagram?
No, we couldn’t find Mike on Instagram.
But here’s his Facebook @drdejuannalovebeingoverfiftypa.
How Many Kids Do American Idol Mike Parker Parents Have?
Mike Parker’s parents have four kids including Mike. They are — Collin Parker, Chip Parker Samone Parker, and Mike.
Their son, Collin studied Studied Music Business at Berklee College of Music and went on to found O&L Creations on 17 December 20.
As for Samone, he went on to work at Wi-not stop. He lived in Warrenton, Virginia with his girlfriend Audra Mitchell in 2022.
Meanwhile, Chip ran his home decor company called Against The Grain LLC.
Where Do American Idol Mike Parker Parents Live?
As of 2022, Mike’s parents resided in Warrenton, VA.
Is American Idol Mike Parker Parents Still Married?
Yes, Mike’s parents were married for over 31 years in 2022.
They celebrated their anniversary on July 28.