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Mary Louise Mays Parker
Aberdeen- Mary Louise Mays Parker, 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Mississippi. She was born on February 13, 1933 in Surridge, Arkansas to the late James Lawson and Essie Louise Riggs Mays. On April 3, 1953 she married Jack Clarence Parker. Together, they headed to St. Louis, where Mary would find a fulfilling career in the medical field as a Surgical Technician at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center. Upon retirement she and Jack would settle in Fredericktown, MO. They enjoyed their years and many friends there. For the last 8 years Mary lived in Aberdeen, MS where she attended Aberdeen Church of Christ. During her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was deeply devoted and showed great love to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She absolutely loved to play board games, cards and dominos with the grands.
She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Allmond (Ernie), Aberdeen, MS and Denise Traw (Jerry) Troy, MO; son, Jim Parker (Stephanie), St. Charles, MO; brother, Walter Mays (Martha), Beverly, OH; grandchildren, Bryan Traw (Katie), Vickie Allmond Beasley (Chuck), Jennie Allmond Brown (Roman), Adam Traw (Kristen), Sam Allmond (Laura), Samantha Allmond Hendrix (Brandon), Jessica Parker and Janet Parker; 18 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Dan Parker; and sister, Sue Ella Wilkins.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Minister Jonathan Hagar officiating. Pallbearers will be Parker Beasley, Sean Potts, Paxton Beasley, Sam Allmond, Brandon Hendrix and Chuck Beasley. The Deacons and Elders of Aberdeen Church of Christ will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Visitation will be Monday morning at the funeral home from 10 am until 10:45 AM.
A funeral service with burial to follow in the Christian Church Cemetery will take place later in Fredericktown, MO under the direction of Follis and Sons Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Condolences may be shared at tisdalelannmemorialfuneralhome.com.
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Walt and Martha Jul 26 2021 12:51 PM
Jackie and Family, There are never words to say that convey the pain of loss. God wraps HIS mighty arms around us and holds us . My Prayers for you all.
Jean Massey Jul 24 2021 1:24 AM
Jackie I am so sorry for your loss
I am praying for your family. God Bless
Carol Wright Jul 23 2021 10:55 PM
Jackie so sorry about your mom. You and the family will be in our prayers. Sara lenora and katyln
Sara Christopher Jul 23 2021 6:49 PM
Neser and family I'm sending prayers love and hugs to you all. I loved Mom Parker so much. Except when she'd beat me at scrabble. 💜🥰🙏🏼
Bonita Berry Jul 23 2021 5:03 PM