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    Miriam “Jean” Parker

Jean Parker

Miriam “Jean” Parker, 78, of Knott, Texas, died on Saturday, November 17, 2018vin a Lubbock hospital.

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood with Lee Wright officiating.

Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Big Spring.

She was born on August 19, 1940 in Big Spring to Robert Henry and Miriam Inez Sample. Jean married Richard Harold Parker May 28, 1958 in Big Spring and he preceded her in death October 27, 2012.

Jean was a lifelong resident of Martin County and graduated from Knott High School in 1958. She owned and operated J. R.’s Gifts in the Odessa mall for 17 years and also helped Richard with their farming operation. Jean and Richard loved fishing and hunting. Her passion was following her grandkids in their sporting events.

She was a member of the Knott Church of Christ.

Survivors include four children, Debbie Hardgrave and husband, Mark, Steve Parker and wife, Amy, all of Knott, Carla Blagrave and husband, Stan, of Ackerly, and Clay Parker and wife, Karen, of Knott; two sisters, Joe Hughes and Kay Long, both of Ackerly; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents.

The family suggests memorials to Foster’s Home for Children, P.O. Box 920, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.

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