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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

Robbie Evelyn Parker

February 22, 1930February 4, 2020

Robbie Evelyn L. Parker, 89, of LaGrange, GA peacefully passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice.

Born in Keener, Alabama on February 22, 1930 to Quimby and Annie Standifer Lewis, Robbie was raised in a close-knit, loving Christian home. Robbie earned an associate degree from Snead Junior College before marrying and moving to West Point, Georgia in 1955 to start a family. The family later moved to LaGrange, where Robbie spent the rest of her life. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Northside in LaGrange. For many years she was also active in the LaGrange Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. While still raising the younger of four children, at the age of 45 she returned to work as a librarian and resumed her studies. She received a master’s degree from LaGrange College and taught at Rosemont Elementary School until her retirement. A history enthusiast, Robbie co-authored Keener: A History, detailing the lives and tracing the genealogy of the people from her small hometown. She is preceded in death by brothers Aaron Lewis, Ray Lewis, and Dewey Lewis and sister Ettie Mae Jordan. She is survived by sister Sue Hudgins of Attalla, Alabama; her children David Parker and Sherry Callaway (Tommy) of LaGrange, Steve Parker (Mary Lynn) of Atlanta, and Kelly Parker of Brooklyn, New York; grandchildren Steven Jones (Bliss) of Dalton, Niki Parker of Rossville, Alex Parker (Bre) of Alpharetta, John Parker of Athens, Jack Parker and Ben Parker of Atlanta, Allison McCay (Jon) of Franklin, and Brandon (Leslie) Jones and Gus Callaway (Mollie) of LaGrange; great-grandchildren Parker Jones and Roman Jones of Dalton, Callum McCay and Waylon McCay of Franklin, and Taylor Jones, Cameron Jones, Wyatt Jones, Matthew Callaway, and Mary Beth Callaway of LaGrange.

The visitation will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the funeral home. The Celebration of Life Service will follow at 4:00pm in the Striffler-Hamby Chapel with Brother Frank Lyons officiating. Graveside services will be 2:00pm CST Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Keener, AL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Georgia Hospice or the charity of your choice in memory of Robbie Evelyn L. Parker.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

  • FAMILY

  • Sherry Callaway (Tommy), Daughter and Son-in-law
  • David Parker, Son
  • Steve Parker (Mary Lynn), Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Kelly Parker, Son
  • Sue Hudgins, Sister
  • Steven Jones (Bliss), Grandchild
  • Niki Parker, Grandchild
  • Alex Parker (Bre), Grandchild
  • John Parker, Grandchild
  • Jack Parker, Grandchild
  • Ben Parker, Grandchild
  • Allison McCay (Jon), Grandchild
  • Brandon Jones (Leslie), Grandchild
  • Gus Callaway (Mollie), Grandchild
  • Great-Grandchildren are Parker Jones, Roman Jones, Callum McCay, Waylon McCay, Taylor Jones, Cameron Jones, Wyatt Jones, Matthew Callaway, and Mary Beth Callaway

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

Memories

Robbie Evelyn Parker

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Lee Broome

February 5, 2020

So very sorry you have lost your wonderful mom! My thoughts go out to the whole family.
Lee

Kathy Churchill

February 5, 2020

Robbie was such a good mom to y’all, a great sister to Dad, and a sweet, sweet aunt to us. I loved seeing her plants in her home years ago. She sent home a plant with us. I think I kept it alive for a few years. The name had something to do with Jesus’ crucifixion. I remember praying with the family when I was a kid at yalls house around a bed???? Great memories!! She will be missed!!!❤️❤️❤️

Loraine Crenshaw

February 5, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)

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