October 8, 1926 – October 6, 2019
Edna Parker, age 92, resident of Salem, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Arbor Springs Health and Rehabilitation, Opelika, Alabama. Funeral services are scheduled at Lakewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City, Alabama on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1p.m. with Reverend Mitchell Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Alabama. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.
Mrs. Parker, daughter of the late Hubit M. McArdle and Shirley Viola Johnson McArdle, was born October 8, 1926 in Jackson County, Florida. She worked many years at Bibb Mill, then attended Southeastern Beauty School and later received state board license as a beautician. She then worked at the cafeteria both at Smith Station and Eufaula schools, Wearwell Clothing Manufacturing, and served as a personal care taker before retiring. Mrs. Parker was a member of Stafford Road Church of Christ and strongly believed in not only attending, but also going to church with her family.
She was a simple lady, loyal, and gave knowledgeable advice on life situations. Mrs. Parker loved gospel music; the outdoors; sewing; cooking; and canning foods. She raised seven children; always found a way to do something for someone that needed help; loved her family deeply; and was considered the matriarch of the family.
Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by two husbands, Tommie John Parker and Bernerd Elo Green; two sisters, Agnes Smith and Jean Faulk; and two brothers, Thurman McArdle and Ken McArdle. She is survived by two daughters, Pixie Parker (Randy) Romine of Milton, Florida and Teena Louise Zebreski of Wewahitchka, Florida; five sons, Tommy Wayne Parker of Salem, Alabama, David Rodger (Jackie) Parker of Salem, Alabama, Gerald Hubit (Susan) Parker of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Clay Jason (Debbie) Parker of Campbellton, Florida, and Tommie John (Janie) Parker of Apopka, Florida; two sisters, Odessa McArdle of Dothan, Alabama and Delane (Vernon) Jamison of Phenix City, Alabama; two brothers, Neal (Carol) McArdle and Ronnie (Mardale) McArdle; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
- Hubit M. McArdle, Father (deceased)
- Shirley Viola Johnson McArdle, Mother (deceased)
- Tommie John Parker, Husband (deceased)
- Bernerd Elo Green, Husband (deceased)
- Agnes Smith, Sister (deceased)
- Jean Faulk, Sister (deceased)
- Thurman McArdle, Brother (deceased)
- Ken McArdle, Brother (deceased)
- Pixie Parker (Randy) Romine, Daughter
- Teena Louise Zebreski, Daughter
- Tommy Wayne Parker, Son
- David Rodger (Jackie) Parker, Son
- Gerald Hubit (Susan) Parker, Son
- Clay Jason (Debbie) Parker, Son
- Tommie John (Janie) Parker, Jr., Son
- Odessa McArdle, Sister
- Delane (Vernon) Jamison, Sister
- Neal (Carol) McArdle, Brother
- Ronnie (Mardale) McArdle, Brother
- Mrs. Parker also leaves 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends to cherish her memory.
- Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019