Funeral services for Ouida “Lois” Dockens Parker, age 80, of Wayside will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 at First Assembly Church of God in Greenville. She died Saturday, March 14 at Legacy Manor, Greenville. Burial will follow in County Line Cemetery, Glen Allan. All services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Lois was born in St. Elmo, Alabama to Inez & Gladen Dockens. She lived in the Mobile County area, graduating with honors from Mobile County High School in Grand Bay, Alabama. After graduation, she worked for the W.T. Grant Co., Mobile as assistant office manager until her marriage to Harmon Parker in 1964. She and Harmon moved to Greenville, Mississippi in 1965 and to Wayside in 1995. Lois was a member of the First Assembly Church of God, where she was active in voluntary secretarial work, outreach ministry, pianist, and many other areas of church ministry. She loved sewing and worked as a public seamstress for individuals and the How Joy Restaurant and Jamie Rushings’ skating competitions.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Harmon D. Parker of Wayside; a daughter, Rhonda Rayburn (Tony) of Florence, MS; a son, Michael D. Parker (Melissa) of Brandon, MS; 4 sisters, Bonnie Wright of Bradenton, Florida, Barbara Flowers of Pensacola, Florida, and Gwen Ennis and Gladys Lane, both of Mobile, Alabama; 1 brother, Gladen Dockens, Jr. (Wilma) of Imboden, Arkansas; 6 grandchilden, Amber Rayburn, Anthony Rayburn (Jessica), Tacie Layton (Aaron), Keith Kerr, Krissi Wright (Mario), and Tayler Gay; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held one hour before services at the church on Tuesday.