NEWPORT NEWS - YaiYai, 69, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. She was a native of Newport News. She was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church. She was a prayer warrior that never knew a stranger. She was very proud of her daughters and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 24 years, Jerry Parker; and her father, Theodore Franks, Jr. Survivors include husband, Doug Barnes of Newport News; daughters, Sarah Wilde and husband, Ted of Newport News, Abigail Stiles and husband, John of Louisa; step-sons, David Barnes and wife, Melissa of Newport News, Andrew Barnes and wife, Tammy of Syracuse, New York; mother, Irene Franks of Smithfield; brother, Theodore Franks III and wife, Judi of Smithfield; grandchildren, Abigail, Ryan, Zachary, Jake, Christian, Logan, and Cullen. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The service will be held at Warwick River Mennonite Church, Thursday, Sept. 5, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor John Dey. A burial will take place following the service, at Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to Warwick River Christian School, 252 Lucas Creed Road, 23602. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2013.