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Brenda Lee Parker

October 3, 1960 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Brenda Parker Obituary

Brenda Parker, 63, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on December 29, 2023, at her home in Tenaha. She was born on October 15, 1960, in Center, Texas, to the late Jasper Newton Welch and Dorothy (Ferguson) Welch.  


Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Restland Cemetery, with Bro. Bill Holmes officiating. 

Brenda was born and raised in Shelby County. She graduated from Center High School, class of 1979. Brenda worked for the railroad after high school and then attended Panola College where she received her nursing degree shortly after her children were born. She was married to the love of her life, Frank Alan Parker. They made a beautiful home place in Tenaha where they raised their children. They met while visiting the Center square one evening, as the kids did back then. The two were married at their home on November 27, 1981, and spent many wonderful years together before his passing in 2002. They raised three children together. Brenda found great joy in helping and giving to others. Her loving and compassionate nature was treasured by those who knew her. Brenda enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and bonus grandchildren, as she liked to call them. She enjoyed her shopping trips with Alana as well as frequent mani/pedis and lunch dates. They shared a very special bond with one another. She also enjoyed vacationing with her family as often as possible. 


She is survived by her sons,

Frank Alan Parker II and wife Bekah

Brad Parker and wife Season



Danielle Parker-Adams and husband Michael



Mike Welch



Alana Kelly

Peyton Marshall


Special family,

Albert Kelly and wife Ashley and their children, Kayla, Sissy, Bubba, LeLe, and Man. 


As well as several bonus grandchildren and numerous friends. 


Brenda is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Alan Parker; parents, J.N. and Dorothy Welch; and sister, Peggy Welch Stagg.


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Graveside Service
January 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Restland Cemetery
M L Anderson Drive
Tenaha, TX 75974


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