July 8, 1923 – March 11, 2019
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Zella Ruth Parker, born July 8, 1923, a native of Jasper County, Mississippi and resident of Prairieville, Louisiana passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at the age of 95. She was a lifelong member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. Ruth enjoyed the simple things in life. She spent time gardening and cooking. She shared her vegetables with her neighbors and friends. She was always willing to cook a pie for anyone who needed one. She was faithful supporter of her children and grandchildren's activities. Ruth was fond of traveling. She visited multiple places within the United States including trips to Alaska and the Bahamas. She was an avid Wheel of Fortune fan and was never interrupted during her "show". She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Quitman Parker; parents, George and Lillie Belle Welch; all 9 siblings and 1 great-granddaughter, Charlie Parker. She is survived by her 2 sons, Prentiss Parker (Elizabeth) and Tommy Parker (Eva); 5 grandchildren, Emily Kosh (Kevin), Sara Parker, Tommy Parker, Jr. (Leesha), Victoria Jeffcoat (Donald) and Jackie Daryl Jeffcoat (Tina); numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family donations can be made to the Lupus foundation. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation which will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Ourso Funeral Home from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The visitation will resume at Ourso Funeral Home on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am followed by a Funeral service at 11:00 am. The Burial will follow on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Bay Springs Cemetery, Bay Springs, Mississippi at 2:00 pm. The family would like to thank the staff at Ascension Oaks Nursing Home and Rehab Center and all the family and friends that took time to visit, offer their support and for the continual prayers. Please visit www.oursofh.com to leave expressions of sympathy and condolences. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.
- Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, March 15, 2019
March 16, 2019
Dear Prentiss and Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss - Walter called to let me know. Aunt Ruth was always a beautiful woman and all her pictures confirm that. She and my mother Lola Beatrice must have been very close - my middle name is Ruth. I am so thankful for all the good memories you and your families have of her. Living without her will be an adjustment but we all have the sure hope of seeing her again one day. I will be praying for all of you through this time of grief. Love, Margaret Nix Moss
Glenda (Nix) White
March 15, 2019
Thank you for letting this part of the family know of Aunt Ruth's home going. Our prayers are with you in your loss. Aunt Ruth was so kind to our step-mother, Sellas, in her last years and we've sweet memories of all Momma shared with us about her kindnesses. Aunt Ruth shared with us three girls, Margaret, Bea and Glenda, one day in 2000 when we visited all she could recall of our own mom - her sister - Beatrice, who'd died many years ago. Such a precious, large family and so many memories among them! One thing Aunt Ruth told us that day was that her granddaughter had placed a marker on Sellas's grave (out at Lake Como by her only daughter, Etta). We'd seen it and wondered who'd done it as we waited to be together to select one. But we were too late, and we loved what was there and I'm still grateful that she was loved enough by her extended family to have this done. Thank you. Again, you are in our prayers. May God's richest blessings be yours. Glenda Nix White, jbgwhite @yahoo.com
March 13, 2019
My name is Debra Lavergne . I met Ms Ruth when she came to reside at Ascension Oaks Nursing Center. I can remember when she first came here because I felt the same way. She felt all alone in a strange place but we became friends and lived next door to one another. Before long she was rolling herself along the halls talking to anyone who would talk to her. She always spoke to everyone with soft sweet voice. I will always remember her Sweet Voice and the Smile on her face. May you Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.
March 13, 2019
I was so blessed to have known Mrs Ruth and her family for over 20 yrs. I love this lady so much, and will miss spending time with her every Friday doing her hair. She was the highlight of my week! I love this family they are the best.