Dorothy Sue Parker
December 15, 1921 – May 4, 2019
Dorothy Sue Bennett Parker Born December 15, 1921 in Duncan, OK. Went to be with our Lord May 4, 2019 at the Heights of Bulverde in Spring Branch, TX. After moving to Houston, TX when she was 6 months old, she graduated from Sam Houston High School and Comptometer Business School in Houston. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and Lykes Brothers Steamship Company in Houston. Married the love of her life, William Alfred Parker, in 1942. When he came home from WWII in 1946, they moved to Baytown so he could continue working for Humble Oil & Refining (a.k.a. Exxon Refinery). They had two daughters, Aline Ruth Parker Henderson and Betty Sue Parker Prollock. In the 1960’s she went to work at Sears in Baytown and Weingarten’s Corporate Office in Houston. In 1976 she went to work at Lee College as a Technical Vocation Secretary and retired in 1986. Her biggest joys in her life were family, singing, teaching, giving Bibles and being an inspiration to all that knew her. She sang in Billy Graham Crusades in the choir under the direction of George Beverly Shae. She always sang in church choirs and was a member of the Singing Saints at Memorial Baptist Church in Baytown, TX. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years at First Baptist Church in Baytown. She was part of the Bible Ministry at Huntsville State Prison. She also made it her mission to make sure everyone she met had a Bible. She read her Bible every morning with her cup of coffee until she lost her eye sight in her mid-80’s. By then she pretty much had it memorized, but would love to have it read to her. Her family was her next greatest love. Holding a baby would make her beam, even if it wasn’t always her own grandchild or great-grandchild. She had a freezer dedicated to ice cream for her grandkids and their friends. She loved to have family and friends come over for a visit or dinner, but if we went out, it was for fried catfish with lots of tartar sauce! She had a great sense of humor and would never be able to finish a funny story because she would be laughing too hard. We loved her stories that were seldom finished, but always ended with everyone laughing. Waiting in Heaven for her were her parents, Henry Estus Bennett, Sr. and Mary Catherine Grant Bennett, all of her siblings, Lola Faye Bennett Casanover, Billie Estulene Bennett Myers, Anna Bette Bennett Kern, Henry Estus Bennett, Jr. (Sonny Boy), and George Grant Bennett, and many of her nieces and nephews. Waiting to join her later in Heaven are her two daughters, Aline Ruth Parker Henderson and Betty Sue Parker Prollock, their husbands, Glenn Edward Henderson and Brian Dean Prollock, Sr., respectively, and their children, Jaclyn Rose Henderson Elliott, Emily Ruth Henderson McIntyre, Chad Edward Henderson, Brian Dean Prollock, Jr., and Benjamin Levi Prollock. Sue’s great-grandkids are Kenneth Ryan Parnell, Kylie Starr Henderson, Tristan Oliver McIntyre, Jacob Gunner King and Nova Ray Prollock. Her graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in the Pavilion at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown, TX at 2:00 pm where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Her Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Bulverde, TX at 2:00 pm.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Dorothy Sue Parker
May 10, 2019
Even though I only knew your mom for a very short time, she was an inspiration to me. I am a volunteer at heights of Bulverde and every Friday we would have "Happy Hour" for the residents. She was always excited to go. Once a month we had church services with her and she would sing in her beautiful clear voice to the amazement of everyone around her. She was very loving to her roommate. Every time I went in to her room, they were holding hands and talking to each other.
I will miss her sweet and beautiful spirit.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious mother.
May 10, 2019
Sue and I had a conversation one time and decided that we were both born young. This was because we were always lively and enjoyed life. Others in our fold were not like minded. I also told her that I had frozen her in time in her 40s, to which she replied, “That’s a good age. I like that.” When I asked her what age she had frozen me in time, she said mid 20s. Of course, I liked that one too.
I always liked her optimism. She often shared funny stories from her past and present, and she didn’t mind laughing at herself, either.
Sue was always one to discuss her Savior and Lord. Jesus Christ, and could quote a scripture for most scenarios. Though others might not heed her advice she was not judgmental, but loved you as Christ would.
She gave me support and advice after my mother, her sister, Estulene Myers, passed away and gave me hope when my best friend and sister, Jill Myers, passed away too young.
I will miss her, but am so excited to know she’s at home with her family who have gone before and her Savior, Jesus.
Love and prayers to my cousins, her daughters, Aline and Betty, and their families.
Verlene Myers Masters.
Beth Halverson Smalley
May 10, 2019
My mother, Ann, loved, respected and admired her older sister Kate, especially in raising her wonderful family! It was an exciting time when any of them were able to visit at Grandfather Grant’s home near Pauls Valley, OK. I vividly remember Sue and Alfred , along with a beautiful, active, blond Aline coming to visit! As we all grew older, time and distance made it harder to maintain ties. Even the family gatherings at the National Park in Sulphur, OK were discontinued. How wonderful to know Sue carried on the strong family tradition instilled by mother’s and Kate’s parents, Clinton A. and Liz. .... love and devotion to God, music, and story telling. Although the weather stoped my travel plans to attend Saturday’s celebration, I will be thinking of wonderful relatives along with the life Sue led as an inspiration to all.
May 10, 2019
I only knew Sue through the many stories my friend Verlene told me. I know she was loving, funny, devoted to her family and her Lord. Her family and friends will miss her, but she had a wonderful, long life to celebrate. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Verlene, and all the family.