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Margaret ParksJune 30, 1922 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 95)
Margaret Ann Morris Parks, 95, wife of the late Upshur Warren Parks, Sr., and a resident of Parksley, VA, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Born June 30, 1922 in Woodland, DE, she was the first of four children born to Harry C. Morris and Myrtle A. Parsons Morris. Margaret graduated from Seaford High School, and worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company until she met her husband, Warren. They married and she moved to Virginia, working by Warren’s side for over forty years establishing their business, Parks Motor Company, and serving as the Secretary/Treasurer.
She joined Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime active member. Among many roles at the church, she spent much time gathering flowers every Saturday, for Sunday services; cooking turnip greens for dinners; and making fig preserves to sell at their Bazaars. Margaret was an avid gardener, planting enough for the entire community, and gladly delivering her vegetables. She was a past member of Soroptimist International.
Survivors include two sons, Upshur Warren Parks, Jr. and wife Donna, of Justisville, VA, and Jeffrey Arnold Parks and wife Betsy, of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren, Upshur Warren Parks III and wife Kristin, Maegan Leigh Smith and husband Pete, Jeffrey A. Parks, Jr., Thomas Lee Parks, and Sarah Elizabeth Parks; four great-grandchildren, Brantley Parks Smith, Aston Warren Parks, Braeden Garrett Smith, and Brookelynn Leila Smith; two sisters, Eleanor M. Jamison of Seaford, DE, and Kathleen M. Abbott and husband Howard, of Georgetown, DE; one niece; and two nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Dennis Sewell Parks; and a brother, John Morris.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Grace United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with Mr. George Fulk officiating. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service, and interment will follow the funeral at the Liberty Cemetery in Parksley.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156, Parksley, VA 23421, St. Thomas United Methodist Church, c/o Robert Carr, P.O. Box 485, Parksley, VA 23421, or to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
Grace United Methodist Church
PO Box 156, Parksley VA 23421
St. Thomas United Methodist Church
C/O Robert Carr, P.O. Box 485, Parksley VA 23421
Parksley Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 14, Parksley VA 23421