OBITUARY

Joyce Morphis Parker

September 28, 1942October 2, 2020
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Joyce Morphis Parker, 78, a resident of Thomaston, Alabama, passed away after an extended battle with cancer on Friday, October 2 at her daughter’s home in Tallassee. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Theophilus and Avis Morphis.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 7 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10-10:50 a.m. at Thomaston Baptist Church in Thomaston, Alabama.Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Saraland, Alabama, to include a short graveside service.Officiating minister will be David Traywick.

Active pallbearers will be David Reynolds, John Reynolds, Joshua Reynolds, DJ Aaker, Shawn Reynolds, Andrew Thompson, Kevin Burnett, and Brandon Reynolds. Honorary pallbearer is Christopher Reynolds.

Joyce was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi on September 28, 1942. She graduated from Vigor High School in 1961. She was a member of Thomaston Baptist Church. She was an accomplished musician and served the Lord in several churches as church pianist since the age of 14. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by her husband, Nelson Parker Jr., five children, four stepchildren, twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Children are David and Patricia Reynolds of Hendersonville, TN, Pamela and Ronnie Marks of Mobile, AL, John and Sharon Reynolds of Mobile, AL, Joshua and Tracy Reynolds of Dunlap, TN, Aimee’ Crawford of Tallassee, AL, (Step-children) Rita and Jimbo McHugh, Nelson and Janie Parker III, Bobo and Natalie Beach, and Trent Parker.Grandchildren are DJ and Serena Aaker, Shawn Reynolds, Christopher and Aubrey Reynolds, Shane Reynolds, Andrew and Suzanne Thompson, Dustin and Charity Rhodes, Frances and Frankie Lair, Elizabeth and Cody Marino, Katherine and Max Gray, Amanda Reynolds, Brandon Reynolds, Karlie and Alex Johnson, Kevin Burnett, Madi Crawford, (Step-Grandchildren) Scott Aaker, Brian and Tabitha Aaker, Jonathan and Amber Taphorn, Adam and Deanna Payne, Jon Payne, Dudley Long, Natalie and Hunter Killgore, Summer Parker, Leanna and Nathan Rodgers, and Graham Parker. She leaves behind a host of relatives and friends.

A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is still, a place is vacant in our home that never can be filled. Heaven now retains our treasure, earth the lonely casket keeps, and the sunbeams long to linger where our sainted mama sleeps. She found beauty in all God’s birds and flowers and felt His hand in this world of ours. ---unknown

We had so many wonderful years with her and we were blessed with the gift of her life with us. She is so greatly loved and will be missed so very much.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Mark Thomas

October 14, 2020

I was lucky to have known this wonderful girl in high school and will always remember her fondly.

Trina Holbein

October 5, 2020

Pam, thinking of you my dear friend! Please let us know if you need anything. Love Trina

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