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Anita Lin (Helmey) Parker


1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Anita Lin (Helmey) Parker Obituary
PARKER (Helmey), Anita Lin With heavy hearts we announce the death of Lin Helmey Parker, 69 of Tucker GA. on January 1st, 2018 following a six-year battle with Ovarian cancer. Lin leaves behind, David Parker, her husband of 45 years. Survivors include daughter Meridith (Chris) Oys of Dacula GA and their children Preston, Amelia and Wesley; son Matthew (Beth) Parker of Tallahassee FL and their children Henry, Owen and Oliver. She is also survived by her mother Juanita Helmey, sister Joan Thigpen, and brother Randy Helmey. Lin was born on Saint Simons Island, Georgia to parents R.B. and Juanita Helmey. She spent her early years on Saint Simons Island, in Savannah and Jesup GA. After her family moved to Tucker in 1963, she graduated from Tucker High School and earned her BA degree in Business Administration from Newberry College. After a 30-year career with Southern Bell / BellSouth, Lin retired as a Director of Human Resources. An active member of Living Grace Lutheran Church, Lin served in numerous leadership positions over her lifetime. In addition, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, and spending time at Lake Oconee with her family and friends in and around the water. Lin's life will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday, January 6th at Living Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Cooledge Rd. Tucker, GA 30084 with The Reverend David E. Hardy D.D., officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church hall after services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lin's name to The Living Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2018
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