Services for Mrs. Evelyn Olivia Culpepper Parker of Brookhaven are Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:00 at Johnson Grove Church of Christ in Brookhaven. Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at Riverwood Family Funeral Service and will continue prior to the service Saturday at the church from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Interment will be at Riverwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Evelyn Olivia Culpepper Parker, 95, went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2017.
She was born on May 12, 1922 in Pascagoula, MS.
Mrs. Parker was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Lincoln County Chorale and loved quilting and knitting. She had a love for her church and Sunday School class and she loved reading and studying her bible.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin B. Culpepper; husband, Earl B. Parker; son, Edward Earl Parker; daughter, Iris Ilaine Rast; sister, Lilli Mae Williams; and brothers, Harold, Marion, Shelton, and Eddie Culpepper.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Janis Rushing and husband Darrell; son-in-law, Ronnie L. Rast; daughter-in-law, Wanda Parker; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Culpepper and Jimmie Parker. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Marci Herring, Christi Melton, Eddie Parker, Scott Rast, Allen Rast, Brett Rushing, and Erin Rushing; and also eight great-grandchildren with the youngest having her name sake, Evelyn Parker Rushing. She is also survived by special friends, Veronica Lawson, Consuelo Ratcliff, Marcus, Nick, and Patrick Oster, Maria James, Wanda Babb, and a host of family and friends.