Mrs. Lorene Parker, 99, a native of Cannon County and resident for the past several years of San Diego, California passed away on July 15, 2019 just a few months shy of reaching 100. She was born on November 30, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Fred Parker and Mary Jane Starr Parker; husband, Beecher Parker; sons, Nicky Parker and Ranny Parker; daughter, Myrna Joyce Parker; brothers, Lonnie Parker, Elvin Parker, Clark Parker; and a sister, Christine Sabia.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joyce Parker; grandsons, Allen (Stephanie) Parker and Jeffery Parker; great grandson, A. J. (Brook) Parker; great great grandson, Easton Parker; special nieces and nephew, Pamela Parker and Jim (Renea) Sabia; Connie (Wayne) Parker Phillips; and many other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lorene was an outgoing and energetic person. She kept a smile on her face and loved to be around people. She worked as a beautician for many years with different shops in and around Woodbury. She lived in Cannon County for about 90 of her almost 100 years of life. When she wasn't working, she, Mr. Beecher, and other family members enjoyed playing music, going dancing, and listening to other live music. She kept active well into her nineties, until dementia began to affect her mind. She was a longtime member of the Midway Church of Christ.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 12-2 pm. Memorial services will follow at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. All are encouraged to come and honor her memory and spirit. Share memories, thoughts and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337