Waterloo Township, Michigan
Passed away at age 86, at her home Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born September 15, 1930 in Hodges, Alabama the daughter of James and Mamie (Farr) Ballard. She was a member of the First Community Church of Waterloo, worked for Michigan Bell and Gellman Sciences. She loved kids and provided daycare in her home for 30 years. She was a Hurricane Katrina volunteer, and she loved to go out to eat.
She is survived by four daughters: Patricia (Gary) Clark of Lake View, MI, Beverly Clark of Ann Arbor, Barbara Mosher of Mason, and Toni (Carson) Patrick of Munith; one daughter-in-law Carrie Parks of Spring Arbor; eleven grandchildren, and eight and a half great-grandchildren, as well as two nephews, Terry Ballard of Hamilton, AL and Danny Ballard of Birmingham, AL.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard A. Parks, her son Richard H. Parks, and two brothers James Ballard and John Wesley Ballard.
Funeral services will take place at 11am on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from the Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge, with Rev. Georgie Dack and Craig Goodlock officiating. Burial will follow at Munith Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Community Church Camp Scholarship Fund or Stockbridge Community Education.