Mrs. Mattie L. Parker, 87 of Ft. White passed away Oct. 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Fulton, AL to the late Joseph & Velma (Drinkard) McLendon. Mrs. Parker was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW
Post 1913, and an Army Cadet. She attended the St. Luke's Nursing School in Jacksonville and worked as a registered nurse at the VA Hospital for 32 years and was a caregiver to many. She was also a proud homemaker and mother to 5 children, proud of her family, helping others and the special relationship she had with her sisters. Mrs. Parker was an avid lover of animals, enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting, sewing and reading.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Darley of Ft. White; sons Fred (Janette) Depper and Eddie (Connie) Depper, both of Sahuarita, AZ; step daughter Sharon (Bob) Holt of Lake City and step son Larry (Bridgette) Parker of VA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren with one on the way.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Parker, her parents and her brothers and sisters.
Funeral Service will be Wed, Oct 23rd at 11:00 AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with Rev. Bobby Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery in Inglis. Visitation will be Tues, Oct 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-493-0050 is honored to serve the Parker family. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com