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Jean Parker Clark

It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Jean Parker Clark, age 94, of Decatur, AL. Mrs. Clark was born on June 19, 1925 in Pulaski, TN to the late William Gilbert and Sarah Louise Owen Parker. She passed away on April 22, 2020, in Decatur, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was a native of Bugtussle Hollow in Lincoln County, TN. She was a graduate of the Boonshill School and attended McBurg Methodist Church, where she was a proud member of the Sonshine Girls. Mrs. Clark worked as a seamstress for Serbin and retired from Fafnir Company in Pulaski. Jean was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the McBurg home demonstration club.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Clark (Don) Fairbanks of Decatur; grandchildren, Everett Ray (Mireille) Pruitt, Michelle Pruitt (Danny) Johnson, Stephanie McFadden Westbrook; Wendy (Todd) Fentress, and Jonathan (Meredith) Fairbanks; great-grandchildren, Brittany Pruitt (Alex) North, Krissy Pruitt, Payton (Allie) Westbrook, Kaleb Westbrook, Malyah Westbrook, Dylan McAfee, Leah McAfee, Nathan Johnson, Macey Johnson, Caitlin (Allen) Schiehl, Carly Fairbanks, Graycen Fairbanks, Turner Fentress, Tyde Fairbanks, and Harper Fairbanks; and great-great-grandchildren, Thomas North, Tanner North, Izebella Appleton, Madelynn Westbrook, Marlee Schiehl, and Bennett Schiehl.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, James Everett Clark; daughter, Diane Clark Pruitt; and a brother, Billy Parker.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be held with Bro. Mark Brown officiating and burial in Wright’s Cemetery. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McBurg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 714, Frankewing, TN 38459, Wright’s Cemetery Fund, c/o Sheri Davis, 284 Red Oak Road, Petersburg, TN 37144, or Hospice of the Valley Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 2745, Decatur, AL 35602.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Jean Parker Clark.

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11 Comments To "Jean Parker Clark"

#1 Comment By Sue Lynn Johnson On April 23, 2020 @ 5:04 pm

“Miss” Jean was a lovely lady and was such a good friend of our mother Latinize Smith. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.

#2 Comment By Vick & Reese family On April 23, 2020 @ 5:11 pm

So very sorry for your loss..
Thoughts and prayers
Aaron Morgan and Kara Vick

Lisa reese

#3 Comment By Donny and Marlene Robinson On April 23, 2020 @ 6:48 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a sweat lady.

#4 Comment By Kathy and Jamie Jones On April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Mrs. Jean was special to us! She was so faithful and strong and set quite the example. She was sweet and thoughtful. She was missed when she moved but we loved seeing her when she came back to the SonShine Girl events. She is one of the saints who stayed the course and has won her reward.

#5 Comment By Rachel Storey On April 23, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

So sorry to hear this sad news, You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#6 Comment By Gail Williams On April 23, 2020 @ 10:44 pm

She was such a sweet and kind lady. I think everyone loved her that had the opportunity to neet her.

#7 Comment By Pamela Wright On April 25, 2020 @ 2:49 pm

Ms. Jean came to live at Wesley Acres Retirement Community after she left Tn. I was the Manager of the Community and just loved having her as a resident and she definitely kept us on our toes. I am so sorry for Brenda and the families loss.

#8 Comment By David, Betty, Kevin and Heather Hopper On April 25, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

#9 Comment By Amy and Ron On April 25, 2020 @ 8:05 pm

Brenda, I’m sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I wish that you could have had more years with her living so close to you, Don and the children. I know you are going to be lost without her. This pandemic or COVID-19 has really interrupted everyone’s lives and I hope you know Ron and I would have been there for you during your time grief it if would have been possible.
I want to leave you with this bible verse that I thought might comfort you because it is so true of Mrs. Clark. Much love, Amy and Ronnie

 2 Timothy 4:7 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

#10 Comment By Monty & Melody Franklin On April 27, 2020 @ 2:52 am

Special person who we love so dearly and who loved all of us! We are sad to hear of her passing but delight in knowing she is with our Lord! Our thoughts and prayers for peace, comfort, and strength go out to this family.

#11 Comment By Diane Reed On April 29, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

We will so miss Ms. Jean as a resident of Wesley Acres Retirement Home. She was such a blessing
to us. Thoughts and prayers for the family.