Mary C Parker
October 18, 1931 – October 5, 2020
Mary C Parker left this earth October 5, 2020 joining her beloved in eternity. She was born October 18, 1931 in Paris, Texas, to a loving a mother. She was graciously given to Sarah and Harrison Greer who loved her and raised her as their own. As their only child, she enjoyed a simple country life as Harrison was a farmer and Sarah was a housewife.
At the age of 15, she left home and moved to San Francisco, CA after marrying her first husband, Howard. The marriage was short lived and soon she returned home to her parents. After some thought and research, she heard of new opportunities in Lubbock and decided to find a career in West Texas.
Mary began her career as a Nurses’ Aide at Methodist Hospital. She quickly became a staff favorite because of her natural caregiving nature.
Shortly after her move she met Senester Parker, an older, hardworking mortar maker. The two married January 11, 1953, and settled in West Lubbock, formerly Carlisle. From their union came four children, Senester Sr. (Sonny), Vanessa, James (stillborn) and Michael.
Mary was a devout Christian. She taught Sunday school for many years at Redbud Baptist Church. Her passion was always for the less fortunate. She spent many days volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Vanda Early Learning Center and local food and clothing pantries.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents and soul mate, Senester. She leaves behind her children, Sonny, Vanessa and Michael. A bonus daughter, Sandra. Three grandchildren, Grovonda, Kersha (Prentice) and Micaela and three great-grandchildren, Jada, Jaron and Ja’Naya. A host of extended family in the McMillans and many others to cherish her memory.
- Sonny, Son
- Vanesssa, Daughter
- Michael, Son
- Sandra, Bonus Daughter
- Grovonda, Granddaughter
- Kersha, Granddaughter
- Micaela, Granddaughter
- Jada, Great Granddaughter
- Jaron, Great Grandson
- Ja'Naya, Great Granddaughter
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- Curtis Barlow, Active Pallbearer
- Prentice Hooker, Active Pallbearer
- Jeff James, Active Pallbearer
- Senester Parker Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Jaron Hooker, Active Pallbearer
- Michael Parker, Active Pallbearer
Friday, October 16, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Mary C Parker
October 16, 2020
Prayers for you and your family ......Jacque howard
October 14, 2020
Sonny, Vanessa, Michael and to the extended Parker Family and Friends, We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences on the transition of your dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Mrs. Mary C Parker.
The fabric of fond memories and wisdom from my childhood and into adulthood from your mother, Mrs Parker, your father, Mr. Senester and your grandparents, the Greers' still have an unfathomable permanence in my life. Memories of the road trip to Palo Duro Canyon, dinners with your family, church & school activities, morning calls and visits to my parents , during the loss of my parents and my nickname " Trudy".
Mrs. Parker was an exceptional individual and woman of faith, a loving wife, wonderful mother and grandmother whom loved the McMillians, her friends, neighbors, church family and community. She will be greatly missed, but, not forgotten.
May love, peace and blessings be unto each of you.
October 7, 2020
Mary and the Parker family have been so close to all the McMillan family. We were honored and grateful to call Mary family. She delighted in seeing all of us when we visted and needed her "hugs" more than anything. She prayed for each of us and our children in times of need. She was a wise woman with an incredibly kind heart that she shared with so many in this community.
When my mother had a stroke and could not feed herself, Mary was there several times a week to visit and comfort her. Mary I love you and will miss you so much! You have made a powerful and positive impact on me and our family. Thank you.
Love Paul Boyes and Tracey Boyes nee McMillan
October 7, 2020
Vanessa, Sonny and Michael, we loved your mom and dad so much. They were (and you are) important members of our family. I am so sad that I wasn't able to visit with Mary recently. I loved hearing her stories of mom and dad and grandmother and me as a little boy and young man. I will always remember so many wonderful things she shared in story and in action. She was very up front about her faith in Jesus and trust in God and she lived that every day. She and Senester modeled love and grace and she loved all those who loved her. Mary Parker was salt of the earth and a saint and now she is reunited with both Senester and Jesus as He says "well done good and faithful servant." I only hope to live up to her high expectations and beliefs. Love you all and Love Mary always.