Edna Lou Parker

Published 3:00 pm Saturday, February 26, 2022

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Mrs. Edna Lou Parker, 93, of Bainbridge, Ga., entered into heaven on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Memorial Manor. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. February 26, 2022, in the Chapel of Ivey Funeral Home with the Reverend Chris Humphries officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery.

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at iveyfuneral.com.

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Edna Lou was born on March 20, 1928, in Atlanta, Ga., the firstborn of Clower Ira and Mary Alie Brady Broome, followed by her sister, the late Sue Broome, and then her brother, Jack Broome. After moving to Cairo, Ga., and then Bainbridge, Ga., she graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1945 and business school in Albany, Ga., the following year. She married the late Thomas Hubert Parker on December 3, 1947.

Edna Lou gave her entire life, beginning in childhood, to her beloved family and friends, serving selflessly, seemingly tirelessly according to the need, small or great, thoughtfully and without complaining, loving faithfully and completely. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for over 60 years, last serving on the Bereavement Committee for many years.

She is survived by her children; son, Dr. T. H. Parker, Jr. (Lindy) of Bainbridge, Ga.; daughter, Jill Parker Blair (David) of North Augusta, S.C.; her brother, Jack Broome (Brenda) of Valdosta, Ga.; her grandchildren, Brannon Parker (Sarah), Brett Parker (Alyson), Bethany Parker Nowak (Nate), Brooke Parker, Anna Lee Poole (Jeremy), Alison Blair, and David Blair, Jr (Lindsay); her great-grandchildren, Penelope Parker, Bryce Parker, Miles Nowak, Milly Nowak, Weston Poole, Brantley Poole, Eleanor Blair and Sheperd Blair.

Remembrances may be made in any form desires: contributions to First Baptist Church, Bainbridge, Ga., Parkinsons Foundation, or flowers.

Ivey Funeral Home, 502 S. Scott Street, Bainbridge, GA are handling the arrangements for Mrs. Parker. Iveyfuneral.com