Betty Roy Parker's Story
A graveside service for Betty Roy Parker will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 14 at the Shelby Chapel Cemetery in Athens with Reverend Chuck Hinton of the Athens Church of God officiating.
Betty was born March 27, 1932 to Roy and Bettie Stewart in Athens, Texas, and passed away June 12 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her joy in life was in an intense faithfulness to her Lord Jesus Christ, a fierce devotion to her husband, Leland (Sam) Parker, and a firm commitment to anything she set about to do. Betty and her husband were near lifelong residents of Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Alma Joyce Stewart. She is survived by: her husband of 62 years, Leland, of Bossier City, Louisiana; son, Monte Parker and wife, Barbara, of Bossier City, Louisiana; grandson, Jonathon Parker and wife, Ciji, of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandson Jeremy Parker and wife, Karolyn of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother, Edward Lane Stewart and wife, Jackie, of McComb, Mississippi; sister, Mary Ann Moore of Fort Worth, Texas; and four great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the many friends in Athens for caring for Betty in her later years, as well as the staff at Bossier City Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Willis Knighton Bossier Hospital and Aime Hospice Care in Shreveport.
Published on June 13, 2017