Amelia "Mootsey" Pecquet Parker
December 21, 1926 – March 26, 2019
Amelia Agnes “Mootsey” Pecquet Parker was escorted by the Great Shepherd of the Sheep to her heavenly home on March 26, 2019. God graciously gave her 92 wonderful years to fulfill her dreams of being married to a wonderful man, Arcade Joseph “Sweetie” Parker, who preceded her in death in 1995.
She was granted her heart’s desire to be a “Mama,” and gave birth to five children, four daughters and a son. To that great heritage she was given 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren to love and pray for with all her heart. Her enjoyment of dancing was put on hold when “Sweetie” passed away, but now she’s dancing on the streets of gold. Never was there a better cook, a seamstress, a preserver of jams, jellies, and pickles, a loving wife, a powerful prayer intercessor, a faithful friend, and a loving “Mama.”
She loved the Lord, serving God faithfully through her amazing gifts of hospitality, prayer, encouragement, wedding coordinating, and giving. Her heart belonged to God, and her life was directed in serving others with God’s love and amazing grace. Mootsey was an active member of the church, finding a church home wherever she was planted, from Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, and Shreveport. At her death, she was a member of Church at Red River, where her son, Troy Parker is the founding pastor. She loved tailgating at LSU Tiger football games, playing a round of golf with her girlfriends, traveling to visit family and friends, barbequing and making homemade ice cream, pies, cakes and cookies.
Mootsey and Sweetie hosted many a missionary in their home, as she cooked for so many, providing a hospitable, quiet place of love and peace. She especially enjoyed her travel abroad to Israel, Kenya, and England. She loved the outdoors, and especially beautiful flowers, the red rose being her favorite. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader many years, was a soprano in the church choir, a women’s church leader, and served on the PTA during her children’s school years.
Mootsey was born December 21, 1926, to Nemours Francois Pecquet and Lottie Hebert Pecquet, in Sunrise, Louisiana, and died March 26, 2019 at her home in Shreveport, La. She graduated from Port Allen High School in 1944, graduated from Spencer Draughon Business College in 1946. She had a short-lived business career. She married in 1945, beginning her lifetime career as a mother in 1949. Life was full, satisfying, rewarding, and rich with love, laughter and joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Arcade Joseph “Sweetie” Parker, five sisters and their spouses, Genevieve ”Tutt” Benedetto (Charlie), Bessie Allain (Jimmy); Anais Odom (Wallace), Alfreda Guerin (Allen); Vivian Alexander (Gene); two brothers and their spouses, Nemours Francois “Nim” Pecquet, Jr. (Nita) and Jacques “Jake” Pecquet (Betty).
She is survived by her four daughters and their spouses, Joanne “Jody” Walker (Ronny), Janet Parker, Judy Causey (Larry), Jerri Snow (Jerry), and one son, Troy Parker (Anna Joy), and 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, including great and great-great nieces and nephews. Her life was blessed with a great love of family to which she was devoted.
Her funeral will be held in Baker, La. at Bethany Church North, 13855 Plank Road on March 30, 2019. Visitation will be from 12:30 PM to 1:30PM, followed by the funeral service at 1:30PM. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Ryan Walker, Stephen Walker, Joshua Causey, Joe Causey, Drew Causey, and Parker Snow. A Memorial reception will be held in Shreveport at Church at Red River on April 6, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The family expresses its appreciation for the wonderful care given by St. Joseph Hospice in Shreveport, La.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to Church at Red River, 230 Flournoy Lucas Rd, Shreveport, LA 71106, or to the charity of your choice.
- Nemours Francois Pecquet, Father
- Lottie Caire Pecquet, Mother
- Arcade Joseph "Sweetie" Parker, Husband
- Genevieve "Tutt" Benedetto and Charlie, Sister and spouse
- Bessie Allain and Jimmy, Sister and spouse
- Anais Odom and Wallace, Sister and spouse
- Alfreda Guerin and Allen, Sister and spouse
- Vivian Alexander and Gene, Sister and spouse
- Nemours Francois "Nim" Pecquet, Jr. and Nita, Brother and spouse
- Jacques "Jake" Pecquet and Betty, Brother and spouse
- Joanne "Jody" Walker and Ronny, Daughter and spouse
- Janet Parker, Daughter
- Judy Causey and Larry, Daughter and spouse
- Jerri Snow and Jerry, Daughter and spouse
- Troy Parker and Anna Joy, Son and spouse
- Mrs. Parker is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, including great and great-great nieces and nephews.
- Ryan Walker
- Stephen Walker
- Joshua Causey
- Joe Causey
- Drew Causey
- Parker Snow
- Church at Red River
- Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
Amelia "Mootsey" Pecquet Parker
April 6, 2019
She and Sweety are very special people and they raised wonderful, sweet, loving kids and grandkids. Special, special people and special family.
Debbie and I love all of you very much.
John & Debbie
April 6, 2019
Jody we send our love and prayers to you and family. Moms are very special In our life. Know your mom is rejoicing in heaven
April 5, 2019
I'm thinking about you and lifting you and your sweet family up in prayer.
Your mother left such a wonderful legacy in you!
Much love and sympathy,
Jane Landry Trabeaux
March 28, 2019
Aunt Mootsey was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Her and Uncle Sweety always had a smile & hug for us with the kindiest words when we saw them. I loved listening to their singing at my Moms church in Port Allen, they had voices like angels. I truly believe they are having a big family reunion right now with my parents & other relatives who gained their wings already.
Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with you all Saturday as we have a prire family commitment at the same time as the service. Much love to all! Jane Landry Trabeaux
Charla & Jim Caudill
March 28, 2019
Mootsey was one of the kindest, most beautiful (inside and out) people I’ve had the privilege of knowing. I loved seeing her at church on Sundays and getting my “Mootsey hug”. She had the sweetest spirit and smile - I will miss her hugs and kind words but am so happy for her knowing she’s with her Heavenly Father and reunited with family who’ve been waiting for her. ❤️
March 27, 2019
Aw a wonderful mom. First time ever ate a grilly cheese sandwich when i was in 1st grade in her kitchen. Mootsey i aways knew her by.. i was a grown man before i knew her real name was Amelia. Yes my second mom. Ta