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Sue Frances Parker (10-20-15) service 10-24-15

Sue Frances Parker, “Sissy”, age 76, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
She was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Jackson, Tennessee, to W.A. Parker Sr. and Eliza Parker. Frances spent most of her childhood and young adult life with her parents and her grandparents, Dr. Luther and Cora Parker at the historic Parker House in Saltillo. Frances graduated from Saltillo High School in 1958 and attended Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee.
On March 27, 1960, she became a mother to her first daughter Leah, and then again on Aug. 21, 1963, to a second daughter Lila. God put Frances on this earth to love, care and guide them. Just when she thought she was too old to fall in love again, she became “Sissy” to her six grandchildren, Steven, Josh, Philip, Brooke, Ricky and Spencer, all of whom stole her heart. Her grandchildren made her “great” with great-grandchildren, Sailor, Rylee, Baylee, Jasper and Cooper. She could always make them laugh. Days were spent playing the piano and singing. She didn’t keep a record of what she gave away. She said God did, and he would repay. Sissy believed God heard her every prayer. She read and studied her Bible and could quote scripture “off the top of her head” and pray that God would lead their steps. There were pictures of all her treasures hanging on her wall. Sissy loved to watch the birds for they reminded her of God’s care. She would say she never heard a bird cry, they fill the air with music as they fly, they just sing and sing until they die.
Her spirit is carried on by her daughters Leah Giesler married to David Giesler of Pickwick Dam and Lila Williams of Morris Chapel; her six grandchildren, Steven Cromwell and wife Melanie of Savannah, Josh Cromwell and wife Jennifer of Powell, Tennessee, Philip Weaver of Memphis, Brooke Edwards and husband Garrett of Gadsen, Tennessee, Ricky Smith of Morris Chapel and Spencer Cromwell of Pickwick Dam, and fianceé, Paige Almond; five great-grandchildren, Sailor Cromwell, Rylee King, Baylee Cromwell, Jasper Waldrop and Cooper Cromwell; two surviving siblings, Betty Ann Magers of Saltillo, Dr. Luther Parker of Memphis; and sister-in-law, Patsy Bingham Parker of Saltillo; along with two nieces and four nephews and their families.
Frances was preceded in death by her loving parents, Wallace Allen Sr. and Eliza Parker; an infant brother, James Earl Parker and an older brother Wallace Allen Parker Jr. of Saltillo.
“I can’t come back to you, but you can come to me. When Jesus calls, I will look for you.”
Her celebration of life was held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m., at her beloved church, Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Weaver officiating with assistance from Steven Cromwell and Spencer Cromwell. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery in Saltillo.

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