Hildred Hoosier Parham, age 78 of Clarksville, TN, passed peacefully into the arms of her savior Saturday, January 26, 2013 when she answered her master's beckoning call.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at First Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Frederick E. Daniels, Eulogist. Burial Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 12 Noon - 5 p.m., at Foston Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at St. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 301 Rossview Road, Clarksville, TN 37040.
Hildred's care and guidance was entrusted into her parents, George & Mary Roach Hoosier waiting arms when she was born September 23, 1934 in the Saint Bethlehem Community, Montgomery County, TN, the youngest of 13 children.
On February 7, 1953, she married her soul mate, Charlie E. Parham, Jr. This marriage was fruitful with the birth of 9 children: Katherine Parham, Charles (Mary) Parham, John (Angelika) Parham, Cinder (Charles) Sebree, Ricky Parham, Debra (James) Vaughn, Regina Taylor, Cassandra (Tommy) Scott, Louis (Katherine) Parham and 1 foster son, John L. Hoosier.
Her parents, siblings-Billie, Sallie, Katherine, George, Alex, Ellen, Delia, Birdie, Beatrice, James and her grandson, Ramarcus Ogan, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband (only a few days short of 60 years of marriage), Charlie E. Parham, Jr.; 9 children, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brother, John H. Hoosier; foster sisters, Maudie Wilcox, Susie Young and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Foston Funeral Home, (931) 647-5451.
Foston Funeral Home - Clarksville
816 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Jan. 30, 2013