Feb. 22, 1972--October 6, 2012
Tracy Renee Parks Lee, 40, of Fenton, Mo., passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012. She was born February 22, 1972, in Centreville, Ill., to Shelia (Parks) Pace and the late Walter E. Parks Jr.
Tracy lived in Waterloo, Ill. before her family relocated to Long Beach, Miss. She was a graduate of St. John High School in Gulfport. She found great enjoyment in learning, and earned multiple degrees and certificates, including a B.F.A. from Southeast Missouri State University, and an M.A.T. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and an M.A. in Reading from Webster University. She was presently pursuing an M.A. in Educational Psychology. During the course of her studies, she lived in Paris and Bourdeaux, France as well as Otagawa, Japan. Most important to her was spending time with her friends, family and pets. Tracy was an accomplished poet and skilled in the visual arts. An enthusiastic traveler, she had been to Hawaii, the Phillipine Islands, Thailand, Hong Kong, England and Ireland. She developed lasting friendships wherever she went. She also adored children, and worked as a preschool teacher in Jackson, Miss. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Tracy is survived by her mother Shelia Pace, stepfather Daun Pace, sister Margaret Parks, grandfather Vernon Patterson, uncle Jeffrey Patterson, step siblings Allison Pace and Stanley Pace, and dear friend and companion Lynn Foster.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter E. Parks Jr., aunt Erma Beth Holland, grandfather Walter E. Parks Sr., and grandmothers Johnellen Parks and Nola Patterson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 11, at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., with committal services following at the Naylor Memorial Cemetery in Naylor, Mo.
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