Obituary of Pattie Ann Parker
Where do we start? How about at the beginning, August 13, 1947, when Pattie Ann Parker was born in Wichita, KS to Roy Parker and Suzanna (Sue) Flagler Parker. It wasn’t long before Steven Roy joined her and the family….he had no idea what he was in for!
We’re all familiar with the Brady bunch and blending of families and our family is no exception. On March 16, 1956, Sue married Elvis J. (Cotton) Lawson. With Cotton came two more siblings, Julenea and Connie. Pattie also has a half-brother, Brett Parker, of Lubbock, Texas who is as onery as she and Steven! And in 1958, along came Carol, or “Sissy” the name that they shared for each other.
Sue always liked order and one day as she was driving all the kids down the road they were getting a little rambunctious. I’m sure Pattie had nothing to do with that! Sue proceeded to tell them that if she heard one more peep out of them she was going to pull over and well….you know. It suddenly got very quiet until Pattie let out the word “peep, peep, peep”! You can imagine how that story ends.
Pattie played softball and ran track in high school. She was great at softball but exception at track. She would run track on gravel, barefooted, and win every time. She graduated in 1965 from Udall High School in Kansas.
Pattie became a mother at the young age of 18. She gave birth to premature twins, Tina and Tim Parker, with a combined weight under 5 pounds, they were so small! It’s a miracle that they all made it through!
The family moved to Oklahoma in October of 1967 but Pattie stayed in Kansas with the twins and Steven stayed to finish school. It wasn’t long, however, until they all ended up here. The twins were a handful (and still are) so you may have heard the saying “it takes a village”? It took a village (Cotton, Sue and all the siblings) to raise Tina and Tim!
Pattie was meticulous when it came to taking care of her home. She was a homemaker for several years and then worked for Texaco for a number of years. She was always outgoing and customers loved her which landed her the honor of “Employee of the Month.”
Pattie loved sports, particularly the Oklahoma Thunder, Keven Durant was her all-time favorite, NASCAR, Dale Earnhart, Jr. and OU football! She also loved watching Dancing with the Stars, country music and casinos! When trying to make plans with her she would often say….the race is on at 2pm! We all knew what that meant.
While Pattie loved these various activities in life, she loved her family even more. She is survived by her siblings, children and seven grandchildren (Natalie, Adam, Cassie, Chelsey, Timmy, Madison and Ashlyn) and ten great grandchildren. There was another companion that brought much joy and comfort to Pattie for the last 9 years and that was Bella or “Belly” as Pattie called her pug. As you all know, there are only a few friends that we meet that stick with you for a lifetime. Dana and Vickie are those friends to Pattie. They have been with her through thick and thin and brought her much love and joy!
Patty and Bella both struggled with sickness the last year or so. However, Pattie no longer struggles with sickness as of Friday, October 4th at 4:26 am and today they rest together.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 pm on Monday, October 7th. Funeral Services are at 10 am on Tuesday, October 8th at Green Hill Funeral Home.
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