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Kathy Parker (9-9-21) service 9-15-21

Kathy Mangum Parker, of Saltillo, was born on Sept. 11, 1950, in Memphis, the daughter of the late Robert Barlow and Kate Helen Pitts Mangum.
On Dec. 20, 1969, she was united in marriage to Michael Allen Parker, who survives.
Kathy was a member of Christ Temple Assembly of God Church in Saltillo, where she served her church family as secretary and treasurer. She was active with her Central High School graduating class of 1968.
She worked for 38 years for The Tennessee Department of Human Services serving as a social service counselor, field supervisor and county director. She served as Field Management Director I for District Five until her retirement in 2012.
Kathy was an active member of her community serving countless hours at the Saltillo Ballpark. Affectionately known as Memaw by her family, she was an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to attend their sporting events, plays and recitals. She loved spending time at her sewing machine making quilts and clothing for her family, especially her grandchildren. When not at her sewing machine, she enjoyed cooking for her family for their weekly Sunday lunch. A woman of strong faith, Kathy loved the Lord and exemplified the characteristics of a praying woman of God.
Kathy Mangum Parker departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 9, in Nashville, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 29 days.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Michael Allen Parker of Saltillo; daughters, Sarah Kate Parrish and her husband Jeff and Rachel Ellen Morris and her husband Dee, all of Savannah; son, Robert Abraham Parker of Saltillo; and grandchildren, Kate Helen Parrish, Kourtney Elaine Parrish, James Parker “JP” Morris, Jenna Katherine Morris, Elizabeth Marie Morris, Ava Renee Parker, Emma Ruth Parker, Wade Allen Parker and Laney Rae Parker.
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Barlow Mangum Jr.
Services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m., at Christ Temple Church in Saltillo with Zach Roper, Phil Bridges and Kathy Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Tarbet Cemetery at Saltillo.