Norma Parks Friend

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Norma Parks Friend, age 86, went home to be with her Lord & Savior in Grangerland, TX. Born May 11, 1927 in Houston, TX to John Eliott Parks & Evelyn Davison Parks. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward W. (Bro. ED) Friend, sons David James Friend & Marvin Charles (Charlie) Friend, and brothers John Parks Jr. & George (Pat) Parks.

She is survived by children Joyce Anglin of LaPorte, TX, & Robert (Bobby) Friend of Beaumont. Also grandchildren Kim Brodie, Jimmy Friend, James (Billy) Friend, Beverly Rachel, Sheryl Valverde, Cindy Kackley, Melissa Highberg, Kathie Brod, and Christopher Friend and 14 great grandchildren. Daughters-in-law Shelia Friend & Carolyn Friend, sisters-in-law Alice Parks & Dell Smith, numerous nephews, cousins & good friends. Norma served faithfully alongside her husband as a pastor's wife for 37 years in churches in East Texas & Louisiana. During those years Norma also worked for Southern Title Company.

Norma loved the Lord, Her family and all the many good friends she made along the way including her confident and care-giver Charlotte Smith & her husband, Hershall, Chris Brodie, BJ & Tamara Johnson, Patricia Jarman, Dorthey Rape and Dorothy Browne with many others.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00PM Friday at Metcalf Funeral Directors. The funeral service will be held Saturday 11:00am at the First Baptist Church Grangerland. The interment will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Feb. 20 to Mar. 6, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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