Funeral services for Mary Constance “Connie” Parkes, age 75 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynchburg Cemetery beside her husband Robert Jackson “Bobby” Parkes who died in 2001. Mrs. Parkes passed away Monday night at Lincoln Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.
She was a native of Birmingham, AL and the daughter of the late William F. and Estelle Pogue Franklin Jr. Mrs. Parkes was a homemaker and a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Jackson “Bobby” Parkes Jr (Cindy Hoffman) and John Franklin Parkes (Lisa Johnston), sister Shannon Ward of Millen, GA, five grandchildren Thompson Luke Kelly (daughter-in-law April Williams), James Robert Parkes, Jarrod Franklin Parkes, Alexis Elizabeth Parkes and Mary Katherine Parkes.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church or
the Junior Round Dozen Club.
To the family of Connie, Sorry for your loss, Bob and Connie were our friends and neighbors since 1988.
Had a lot of great times, hunting, fishing, etc.
Bobby, Cindy, Kate, John, Lisa and children, Shannon,
Due to plans already made, I will not be able to attend Connie’s funeral. However, I want you to know she is in my heart and will always be. You are in my prayers in all the days ahead as you go through this difficult time. She was “one of a kind” and always made me laugh when I was so serious. I know you will miss her so much. May God place his hands on you and give you peace.
Kaye Monks Bonner
I was so sorry to learn of Connie’s passing. She was always so nice and friendly and I always enjoyed talking with her.
May God bless all who loved her so much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy to all of Connie’s family, she was a very sweet lady and will be missed by all that knew her.
Our prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Floyd and Imogene
So sorry to learn of your loss. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
Peggy G. Bevels
Mrs. Connie was a very sweet and classy lady. James Ray loved her. I know you all will miss her so very much. We will keep you all in our prayers.
I’ve spent every friday at 4pm with Connie “tottie”. She was a very special client to me. She taught me to love and live life. She always told me I made her so pretty( she had that before we ever started) she is and was a treasure that I loved dearly.RIP Connie you will be the prettiest angle in heaven.
Bobby ,John and family , your mother was a wonderful lady and a great friend. Beverly Towry
I just wanted to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was in Junior Round Dozen with Connie for several years, and she kept me coming to support that organization month after month! Her humor, story telling ability, and attitude never failed to make me smile.
God Bless you all,
Shannon and family – I am so sorry for your loss. I have one sister and can’t imagine the heartache of losing her. I know that not only were you and Connie sisters, but very good friends also. May God comfort you and your family in your time of loss.
I will miss Connie Parkes dearly. She was a great client and always brought positive comments her life and the people in Fayetteville that she was acquainted with. She always loved to come get her regular facials and she was always sending new clients my way… Miss you Connie;;;;;
Your Friend Always
I’m so sorry for your loss.
I am so, so sorry about dear Connie. I think I have known her all my life and will miss her terribly. She was so special and the girl we all looked up to in Central High School. I am so sorry.
CONNIE, was certainly one of my very best friends. We were both part of a group and called ourselves “the bunch.” We were always together, in fact “the bunch” was almost inseperable from elementary school throughout high school. After high school our paths went their separate ways, except for those who remained close to Fayetteville; and even though my path took me to California in 1958….. Connie and I and “the bunch” remained close friends. We didn’t see each other very much as adults, at least those of us who left home, but whenever we did get back together on regular visits…..it was like we were those crazy teenagers again. Connie was always the pretty one in “the bunch” and often liked to play the “dumb, blonde role, but she was not dumb at all – just very smart in her own way. I never thought of Connie as 75 years old. In many ways she was forever young. We understood each other, we loved each other, we recognized each other’s faults and blessings, but all was covered by love. Connie will be missed and her loss will be grieved by so many. God bless and keep the family in this sad time. Love,