Patricia Lorraine (Foley) Parker

September 15, 1944November 11, 2020

Patricia Lorraine Foley Parker, age 76, of Conover, NC, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her residence. She was born September 15, 1944, the daughter of the late Loren Alan Foley and Elizabeth Jeanne Schneider Walker.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Wayne Warren Parker; and son, Pearlie Arthur “Pete” Parker.

Those left to cherish her memory are fiancé, Allen Hedrick and son Jarrett; son, Kenneth Wayne Parker and wife, Linda, Dale Allen Parker and wife, Sharon; daughter, Adonna Moretz and husband, Will; grandsons, Tyler Parker and Tristan Moretz, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as many “adopted into the family” friends of her children over the course of her life.

Patricia loved as fiercely as she disciplined.

A private graveside service will be held with Chaplain Theodore Merry officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Parker family at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to: The Humane Society, PO Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603

The Parker family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.



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Bobby and Linda Gilbert

November 13, 2020

Pat, you were a wonderful neighbor and good friend to all of us. You watched over our children when they were out and about playing. We will miss you my friend and I will do my best to help watch over our neighborhood kitties. Praying for you Alan and all of the kids. Please let us know if you need anything.

Edward Hedrick

November 12, 2020

Pat was always kind and had a fiery spirit!!! I always got her fired up when I would see her or talk to them on the phone!!! She was a great person and had a wonderful soul! I will miss you Pat!!! RIP and soar high!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to my brother and your children!! ❤❤❤

Linda Howdyshell

November 12, 2020

Our deepest sorrow in the loss of Aunt Patty. May the family be comforted in knowing that she is in a much better place.
Fly high Aunt Patty. May Kenny, Dale and Adonna and their families, always feel your presence these times of grieving.
You are loved and will be missed.
Linda & Randy

Stephanie Oxentine

November 12, 2020

You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Pat always had a kind word to say to me and she always told me exactly what she thought good or bad! I respected her so much for it. She had a very kind soul. I will miss her dearly!! I'm so sorry for all the family you will be lifted up in my prayers!


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