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Betty J. Parker

November 22, 1928 — September 14, 2019

Betty J. Parker

  Betty Jean Maxwell Parker, age 90, met her Lord face to face on September 14, 2019. Although she was from Soddy-Daisy she resided in Mountain City, TN at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edgar Thomas Parker, parents Fred Maxwell, Sr. & Lucy Smith Maxwell; brothers Hobart, Ray, Eddie, & Fred and sisters Magdeline Maxwell McRee & Mildred Maxwell. Born in Lynch, Kentucky, she is survived by her daughters (formerly of Soddy-Daisy), Susan Parker and Mrs. Bruce Kellogg (DeAnna). Also, three grandchildren, Mrs. Wayne Wellborn (Melissa), Patricia Dilling, and Aaron Grant (Julie). Great-grandchildren: Noah Wellborn, Addison, Aubrey and Anderson Dilling, Mrs. Adam Lipian (Ashley Grant), Cody, Caleb and Joshua Grant, great-great grandchildren Chase, Charlotte, Chloe, Caroline and Callie Lipian. Betty Jean was one of the original members of the well-known “Aunt Ethel’s Bible Study” in Chattanooga. She volunteered for the Chattanooga Prison Ministries and was a graduate of the Chattanooga Bible Institute and a member of Daytona Heights Baptist and later Calvary Bible Church in Red Bank. She was called “Pat” by close friends and relatives because her sister, “Maggie” 15 yrs. her senior, wished to name her Patricia but “Betty Jean” was selected by her parents….however, her older sister told everyone her baby sister was “Patricia” anyway and it stuck! Some nieces and nephews called her Betty Jean, BJ or Aunt Pat…. She cared less what they called her she recognized each voice and loved them all. Coincidentally, her siblings, all of them including her sister NEVER called her Patricia or Pat always Betty Jean but her cousins and friends referred to her as “Pat”. The family wishes to acknowledge the deeds of love by so many of her family members over the years, the visits, the cards, the gifts and most of all the prayers. We absolutely cannot omit expressing our gratitude to the angels of mercy who were more than her caregivers; they were her family at Carolina House of Pinehurst, Pinehurst, NC and the Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center, Mountain City, TN. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Betty J. Parker has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.
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