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In Memory of

Margaret Parks

April 27, 1931 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Margaret Walter Parks, 83, passed away on March 30, 2015 while in hospice care at her son's home in Houston, Texas. She was born in Conway, Arkansas to John and Josephine Walter. She moved with her husband of 56 years, William S Parks, Sr., to Sulphur, Louisiana in 1958.

Margaret was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society. She served as extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and assisted in the church's gift shop for many years. In...

Margaret Walter Parks, 83, passed away on March 30, 2015 while in hospice care at her son's home in Houston, Texas. She was born in Conway, Arkansas to John and Josephine Walter. She moved with her husband of 56 years, William S Parks, Sr., to Sulphur, Louisiana in 1958.

Margaret was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society. She served as extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and assisted in the church's gift shop for many years. In her earlier years, she volunteered throughout the community with many organizations. Margaret loved reading, playing bridge, needlework, and visiting with friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers, Deiderich, Peter, Edward, Johnnie, and Martin Walter; and two sisters, Sr. Richard (née Catherine Walter) and Hilda Hoyt.

Survivors include her children, William S Parks Jr. and wife, Judy of Houston, Texas and Alice Parks Bernard and husband, John of St. Martinville, Louisiana; grandchildren, Heather Beard and husband, Chris of Allen, Texas, Lauren Benson and husband, Greg of Frisco, Texas, Kasey and Evan Parks of Houston, Texas, and John Walter Bernard of St. Martinville; and great-grandchildren, Eli Beard and Conner Benson. Also surviving is her brother, Fred Walter of West Chazy, New York; sisters Mary Stevens, Francis McCaig, and Martha Lock of Conway, Arkansas, and Jo Wood of Clearwater, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur. The Rev. Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Sunday with a scripture service and rosary beginning at 6 p.m. and will resume at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur, or the charity of your choice.