Willie Mae Parks

September 23, 2023

Willie Mae Parks Obituary

Willie Mae Parks was born on September 15, 1945, and departed her earthly life on September 23, 2023, at Piedmont Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

Willie Mae was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Murray, father, Wilbur Bussey, daughter, Kim Parks, son, Quintin Parks and sister, Rosemary Hawes.

She leaves to cherish her memories: son, Benjamin (Pastor Marilyn) Parks, Jr., daughter, Dorothy Parks all of Lincolnton, Georgia; grandchildren, April Parks, Isaiah Curtis and Laneshia Watts; great grandchildren, Maesyn and Maddox Norman and Lenox Mariney; sisters, Minister Annie Ruth Anthony, Alma (Reverend Stanley) Key all of Lincolnton, Georgia, Beverly Bussey and Kim Cox all of East Orange, New Jersey; brothers, Douglas Mack” (Mary) Murray, Charlie (Sylvaleen) Murray, Willie Ervin (Lula) Murray all of Lincolnton, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Bonus children, Jamie Parks and Nakia Parks, goddaughters, Angie Coppin and Cynthia Tate.

Willie Mae affectionately known as “Ma Mae” attended Lincoln County Training School. At an early age she joined The Prices Grove Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully until her health failed. She was employed by Pollard Lumber Company until her health failed. Ma Mae loved cooking and being with her family. She had a sense of human out of this world. She had a collection of special friends: Sara Lee Norman, Lucille Pinkston, Mamie Bennett, Brenda Norman, Cal Curry, Betty Gresham, Patti Blanton, Lillie Dell Gartrell, Patricia Ann Stokes, Mamie Parks and Trudy Brown.

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Funeral Service
September 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Freedom Ministries
240 Lumber Street
Lincolnton, GA 30817

Interment following funeral service
September 30, 2023

Prices Grove Baptist Church
1509 Firetower Road
Lincolnton, GA 30817


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