Dorothy Jean Parks
May 11, 1937 -
September 14, 2015

Visitation

September 15, 2015
5 - 8 p.m.

Service 

September 16, 2015
2 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Parks, age 78, of Fayetteville will be conducted Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 2PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Bro. Don Pierson will officiate. Burial will follow in Gatlin Cemetery, next to her husband James Billy Parks who died in 2003.

She was a native of Lincoln County and daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Mable Louise Smith Blue Hopkins. She was a seamstress, loved cooking and fishing, and was a member of the Word of Truth Church in Huntsville, AL.

Survivors include daughters Jamie Parks Fortune of Fayetteville, Jill Parks Darnell of Lester, AL, and Joy Parks (Calvin) Harwell of Fayetteville; a son Jason Billy and Candy West Parks of Fayetteville; brother Luther (Francis) Hopkins; sister Juanita (William) Grissom; grandchildren Dawn Griffith, Kristen (Sam) Smith, Gary (April) Bergman, Chris (Amanada) Floyd, Haley (Jon) Sheroski, Jennifer (Brent) O’Tinger, Amanda (Jeff) Simmons, Ashley, Jacob, Kayla and Trevor Parks and a host of great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, one special niece Tandie Hopkins Moyers and special friend Gracie Lindsey. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Parks was preceeded in death by sisters Mary Francis Draper and Loretta Nichols; niece Rebecca Williams; and nephew Larry Walden.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

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9 Comments

  1. Teresa Draper Talley

    Pot of pinto corn bread and a pot of coffee that mama She did not bring me into this world but made sure that when my time comes to leave it I would be with her and all she is now rejoicing with She had strong faith loving heart for all She showed me what to be loved and loving was I will miss our talks she showed me the path toward heaven and now she stands in wait for all she loves to walk as she has my Mama by love

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  2. Teresa Draper Tally

    Mama to me the one who showed me nothing but love Although she did not give me life she gave me life love and the hope of a happy ever after with Jesus as she is now waiting on us happy with all her family and friends that she missed as we all will miss her so very mush this sad time is only till we meet again Love

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  3. Karen Harper

    Will always hold dear the memories we made as children, and how Aunt Jean always made time for us. She was a sweet soul and will be dearly missed by all of us who loved her. Until I see you again in glory,” i’ll just say see you later!” Karen Harper

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  4. Karen Harper

    Will miss aunt jean. She was so good to us, and those fond memories will be what I hold close until we see each other again in glory! Loved by Karen Harper

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  5. Lane and Delane Grissom

    Jamie,Jill and Joy so sorry to hear about Aunt Jean .You all are in our thoughts and prayers .

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  6. Lori Stevenson Finch

    Tandie, so sorry to hear about your aunt. I will be praying for your family.

    Reply
  7. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy. She was such a beautiful sweet lady.You all have my sympathy and prayers!!
    Love, Judy

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  8. Joe Griffin

    I will always love and cherish Aunt Jean forever. She made the best Biscuits and Gravy and Sweet tea ever! One of her favorite songs was “Wake-Up Sleepy Jean”. As a good Christian woman and choir member I remember the day at West End Baptist Church the astonishment on her face when the Choir Director told the congregation to turn a hymn and as the music started to play my cousin Jason started belting out “Last Night The Bottle Let Me Down”. As always she handled it with grace.I could spend along time remembering stories and good times. I will never forget the love and support she gave me during a dark time in my life, along with Uncle Bill and my cousins. Her strength and religious beliefs helped me to face my fears and make a change in my life. Rest peacefully Aunt Jean. We’ll see you in Heaven! All my Love……Joe

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  9. Kathy Smith

    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Kathy Watson Smith

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9 Comments

  1. Teresa Draper Talley

    Pot of pinto corn bread and a pot of coffee that mama She did not bring me into this world but made sure that when my time comes to leave it I would be with her and all she is now rejoicing with She had strong faith loving heart for all She showed me what to be loved and loving was I will miss our talks she showed me the path toward heaven and now she stands in wait for all she loves to walk as she has my Mama by love

    Reply
  2. Teresa Draper Tally

    Mama to me the one who showed me nothing but love Although she did not give me life she gave me life love and the hope of a happy ever after with Jesus as she is now waiting on us happy with all her family and friends that she missed as we all will miss her so very mush this sad time is only till we meet again Love

    Reply
  3. Karen Harper

    Will always hold dear the memories we made as children, and how Aunt Jean always made time for us. She was a sweet soul and will be dearly missed by all of us who loved her. Until I see you again in glory,” i’ll just say see you later!” Karen Harper

    Reply
  4. Karen Harper

    Will miss aunt jean. She was so good to us, and those fond memories will be what I hold close until we see each other again in glory! Loved by Karen Harper

    Reply
  5. Lane and Delane Grissom

    Jamie,Jill and Joy so sorry to hear about Aunt Jean .You all are in our thoughts and prayers .

    Reply
  6. Lori Stevenson Finch

    Tandie, so sorry to hear about your aunt. I will be praying for your family.

    Reply
  7. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy. She was such a beautiful sweet lady.You all have my sympathy and prayers!!
    Love, Judy

    Reply
  8. Joe Griffin

    I will always love and cherish Aunt Jean forever. She made the best Biscuits and Gravy and Sweet tea ever! One of her favorite songs was “Wake-Up Sleepy Jean”. As a good Christian woman and choir member I remember the day at West End Baptist Church the astonishment on her face when the Choir Director told the congregation to turn a hymn and as the music started to play my cousin Jason started belting out “Last Night The Bottle Let Me Down”. As always she handled it with grace.I could spend along time remembering stories and good times. I will never forget the love and support she gave me during a dark time in my life, along with Uncle Bill and my cousins. Her strength and religious beliefs helped me to face my fears and make a change in my life. Rest peacefully Aunt Jean. We’ll see you in Heaven! All my Love……Joe

    Reply
  9. Kathy Smith

    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Kathy Watson Smith

    Reply

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