Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Lynn Edwards Parks, age 82, will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home with Reverend Ann Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow in Lynchburg Cemetery beside her husband of 63 years, Mr. Joe Lee Parks. Mrs. Parks, surrounded by her family and close friend, passed away peacefully Monday at Southern Manor.
Mrs. Parks, daughter of the late James McGee Edwards and Maggie Edwards Wolaver, was a native of Mulberry, Tennessee. Along with her husband, Mrs. Parks owned and operated Parks Jewelers in Fayetteville for 40 years and was a long time member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Parks was an artist and an early advocate and member of the Fayetteville Art Guild. In addition, she was an avid reader throughout her life and continually shared her favorite books with many friends and family members.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Parks was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Jimmie Story Stacks and Mrs. Joanne Tate. Survivors include sons Mike Parks and wife Sherry of Fayetteville, and Steve Parks and wife Lydia of Petersburg. Nine grandchildren surviving include Lee Parks, Jonathan Parks and fiancé, Bre Clark, Ashley Williams and husband Casey, Sarah Kimbrough and husband Brenton, and Matthew Parks, of Fayetteville; Carey Truesdale and Steven West of Smyrna; and, Kimberly Porter and husband Nathan, Crystal Casey and husband Whit, and Nicholas Parks of Murfreesboro. Eight great grandchildren include Trenedy and Cora Parks, Barrett and McKinley Porter, Jaelynn and Alanna Williams, and Chason and Kaden Kimbrough. In addition, one sister, Mary Boone Morris of St. Cloud, Florida, and many loving nieces and nephews survive Mrs. Parks.
The family humbly requests that any memorial gifts be made to the Fayetteville – Lincoln County Public Library, 306 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Visitation with the family will be 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Higgins Funeral Home.
My Aunt Alice,
I grew up in Rhode Isalnd, but Aunt Alice always made me feel like I was part of her life. Birthday cards, Christmas gifts, phone calls- she always made me feel loved. What a special person. I will always think of her when I hang my cotton angel on my Christmas tree. So much love for you, Aunt Alice. ♥️ Rest in peace with Uncle Joe, Mema and Pa, Aunt Joanne, Aunt Jimmie and everyone else waiting for you in a better place.
She was a lovely lady that was loved by all. I will always remember her pearls and a smile when I came into Parks Jewelry Store. What a wonderful family she had!
We are so sorry or your loss and send to you our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Alice. May all the good memories you have of your loved one be a comfort to you now and in the days ahead. She and Mr. Joe Lee were good friends and we appreciated them very much
Steve and Lydia,
May God Bless You and your Families.
Please accept my families condolences for the loss of Ms. Parks. My heart and prayers go out to the family.
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It has been an honor to take care of Ms. Alice while she lived at Southern Manor.
We will all miss Alice. She loved her family, friends, art, books, flowers, and watching the birds where ever she was. In her younger years she loved piddling around the yard with her flowers, playing bridge with her friends and of course the Braves. Loved the Art League and was always encouraging young and old artists. When we would come and visit she always made us feel welcomed and loved. I will always remember Alice and Joe Lee as a wonderful Aunt and Uncle and cherish their memories. Alice is now with the love her life, Joe Lee, her parents, sisters, and all the others that have passed before her, welcoming her into heaven with everlasting peace and love.
Mike and Steve, we send our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Alice was a beautiful lady, inside and out. We loved Joe Lee and Alice, and we appreciated the many years of knowing them. Gods blessings to you all!
So sorry to hear of Alice’s death. May God Bless each of you.
Mike and Steve I am sending my prayers your way and hope you will be okay.
Loving thoughts of the many year spent as neighbors of Joe Lee, Alice, and their sons flood my mind. Godspeed to comfort your broken hearts and uplift your spirits, knowing that once again, she’s with the love of her life in Heaven.
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Alice Lynn who was dearly loved by family and many dear friends. May God bless all who loved her and hopefully you will be comforted knowing so many people care and the wonderful memories you have.