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Sugar Hill Baptist Church
Tuesday December 21st, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Sugar Hill Baptist Church
Tuesday December 21st, 2021
2:00pm

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Burial

Sugar Hill Baptist Church
Tuesday December 21st, 2021

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Lena Diane Parker

Lena Diane Parker, age 77, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven, on December 15, 2021 at Hospice of Forest City. A resident of Union Mills, North Carolina, Diane was born in McDowell County on December 14, 1944 daughter of the late Ben and Annie Lawing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, five sisters and four brothers.

Even though she was born handicapped, that didn’t slow her down. She played sports in school, worked on a public job, raised her family and was an inspiration to all who met her.
Her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest treasures.

She was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church. She loved to sing and was always blessing the church with her songs. With her being blind she couldn’t see to write cards but she could sing to you. She loved to work in the White House Community Club.

Left to cherish her precious memories are her husband of fifty-nine years Delmer Parker; two sons, Edward of Morganton and Randy of Union Mills; three grandchildren, Courtney Howard (Charlie) of Florida, Jordan Smallwood (Bryan) of South Carolina and Brook Collins (Ryan) of Morganton; four great grandchildren, Sophia Bell, Coraline Howard, Rylan and Piper Collins; three sisters, Ava Jenkins, Jearline Flynn and Barbara Nelson and one brother, Boyce Lawing, all of Marion.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Hill Baptist Church with the Reverends Michael Robinson and Ernie Cole officiating. The family will be recieving friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.


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Diane was a gentle giant in the Lord's Army. A friend to all she met. She was kind and compassionate. She loved her church and community and selflessly gave her time to better the kingdom. Always had a smile and a song, and usually a joke or two. She taught me much when I became a Social Worker for the Blind. She was my friend and I loved her dearly. To Delmer, Randy, Edward and family, my deepest sympathy.

Lena Carver Dec 21 2021 5:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

Shelia byrd, and christopher Dec 20 2021 2:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

faye b. frady Dec 20 2021 11:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

Russell and Karen Croom Dec 19 2021 8:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

Jane Gragg Wyatt Dec 18 2021 10:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

Wayne & Nellene Ledbetter Dec 17 2021 9:49 PM

We went to high school together, played basketball in PE, had home economics together, Dianne could do anything the rest of us could…she had such a good sense of humor…I remember that about her especially…..she was a lot of fun…God, rest her sweet soul. Jacquelyn Smith Pritchard

Jacquelyn Smith Pritchard Dec 17 2021 6:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

Linda Kaylor Kell Dec 17 2021 6:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lena Parker

Allen & Lean Frady Dec 17 2021 5:13 PM

So sorry to hear of Diane's passing. She and I was in the same class at Glenwood. She was such a sweet person and an inspiration to so many. Keeping this family in my prayers.

Ann ( Parker ) Revis class of '63. Dec 17 2021 2:09 PM

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