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Betty Parks

Betty Jane Phillips Parks, 76, of Fishing Creek, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the William Hill Manor, Easton with her son and family by her side.
Born August 30, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Sylvanus Calvin and Norma North Phillips. After graduating from local schools she continued her education at Towson and received her Master's Degree in Education. She was a well known teacher in the South Dorchester area school system, teaching for over 30 yrs. After retirement she became a Realtor.
On December 22, 1956 she became the bride of George Calvert Parks, Jr. She was active in the operation of George C. Parks, Jr., Inc., their seafood supply business. They enjoyed over 42 years of marriage before George's passing on April 29, 1999.
Mrs. Parks was a member of Maryland's State Teacher's Association and Maryland Realtor's Association.
Betty was a dedicated woman, devoted to her husband and son, to her profession as a teacher, to her community of family and friends and to her church. She had served in many capacities with the Hoopers Memorial U.M. Church and was its Chairman for many years. The Hoopers Island community has lost another beloved member.
Surviving is her son Howard Timothy Parks and his wife Jo of Geneva, Switzerland; grandson Timothy George Parks; brother and sister in laws Calvert Cannon, Paul and Ellen Ruark, Rosa Lewis and Sara Phillips. Also surviving is a very close cousin Margie Ruark.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband are sisters Norma Lee Phillips and Agnes Ruark and a brother Russell Phillips.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, February 22, 2013 from 6 till 8 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 beginning 12 p.m. at Hoopers Memorial United Methodist Church, Hoopersville. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Doug Ridley. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Timothy Parks, Rusty Phillips, Zachary Phillips, James Parks, Jr., Matthew McCollister and Burl Lewis.
Honorary Pallbearers will be James Parks, Sr., Russell (Sonny) Phillips, Jay Newcomb, Dennis McCollister, Gary Crandel, Donnie Ruark, Glen Ruark and Wayne Ashton.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial offerings be made to Hoopers Memorial Church Fund, c/o Janet Ruark, 1841 Hoopersville Rd., Fishing Creek, MD 21634.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.newcombcollins.com

Born: August 30, 1936
Death: February 20, 2013

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Posted by: Jim & Jacqui Hedberg Tim and Jo, we are so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a fine lady. We remember so fondly our outing with her on the "Rebecca T. Ruark." Hoopers Island has lost another of its natives. You have our sympathy. 03/02/2013 Posted by: Diane Jones Chavis I am so sorry to hear that Ms. Parks has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Tim. I have many memories while growing up of you and your parents. 02/24/2013 Posted by: Barbara Phillips Betty you will so sadly missed, My heart is heavy at this time. May you rest in Peace. The family is in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. 02/23/2013 Posted by: Lessie Coulbourne Deepest Sympathy to the Parks family at this sad time. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers. 02/23/2013 Posted by: Chris, Jim, Jason & Jacob Windsor Ms. Betty will be sadly missed by many, he family is in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. 02/23/2013 Posted by: Tom & Nettie Hastings Dear Tim & family..so sorry for your loss. She will be sorely missed by many..she was a driven..determined woman full of life and enjoyed all who she invited in her world. She needed rest and God only takes the best...with affection and respect...Hugs. Nettie & Tom 02/23/2013 Posted by: Rose Cooper To the family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that God will comfort and sustain you. Psalms 34:18 says that He is near to those broken at heart and saves those crushed in spirit. He truly knows the pain you feel. He assures us at John 5:28 that a time will soon come when we will welcome back to our arms those we have lost. Know that time is very near. Allow God to comfort your soul until that day arrives. Please keep His promises close to your heart. I offer my deepest sympathies to your entire family. 02/23/2013 Posted by: Dawn Stinchcomb Wade Thoughts and prayers to Timmy and family. 02/23/2013 Posted by: Rose Taylor/H.I.S.C. Knowing Mrs. Parks for a short time was a memory in my heart. Her eyes smiled when I would read to her. She always made my day with a smile. Thank you. Be with God, for he knew your pain. 02/22/2013 Posted by: Heather Woods My thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy. In Faith and Love, Heather Woods 02/22/2013 Posted by: EVA JANE & EDDIE WE WILL ALL MISS BETTY JANE SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND REALTOR, NEIGHBOR. HOOPERS ISLAND HAS LOST A GOOD PERSON 02/22/2013 Posted by: PAMELA MILLER CUSICK To Timmy and family so very sorry for your loss she will surely be missed by all. my thoughts and prayers are will you all during this rough time. 02/22/2013 Posted by: pamela so sorry for your loss will keep you in my prayers 02/22/2013 Posted by: Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Rest in Peace Miss Betty. You will always be fondly remembered! Keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers! 02/21/2013 Posted by: Levin & Effie m. Elzey Dear Family, Our condolences to the passing of Betty Parks. She did all to kive the Christian faith & will now receive her reward. She will be missed for her smile and good conversations. May God bless each of you with His Strength & peace. 02/21/2013 Posted by: Betty Lowe Willey So very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a such WONDERFUL teacher and I always thought highly of her. Thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult days ahead. God bless all of you. 02/21/2013 Posted by: Holly (Phillips) Huffer Mrs Betty Jane was a great teacher, friend and extended family...even though we were not blood you always made us feel like we were... thank you so much for helping Mom and being a great friend to her and helping her... My thoughts and prayers go out to the family...Love, Holly 02/21/2013 Posted by: Tonya Phillips Mrs. Parks was a wonderful teacher and I have fond memories of her. She helped Installed my love of learning and reading that I am thankful to her for. So sorry for her families loss. 02/21/2013 Posted by: Wanda (Stanley) Smith Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Miss Parks will surely be missed. 02/21/2013 Posted by: Billy and Penny White It is hard to know just what to say to warm and comfort you, For my feelings may be many, but the words I have are few....you're in my heart, and thoughts, and will be in my prayers. May the Lord walk beside you in these days of sorrow. May you find new hope and strength in His love. Love you all,The White's Billy,Penny and family 02/21/2013 Posted by: Debbie (Meredith) O'Bier To the family... Mrs. Parks was one of my favorite teachers. I acquired a love of literature and words in her class. I saw her some years ago at Old Salty's, and I shared my appreciation for all she had given. She was a very kind lady. I am so sorry for your loss. 02/21/2013 Posted by: Cindy Miller Boluk Think of you and keeping you in my prayers. She will be missed by so many. 02/21/2013 Posted by: PHYLLIS FRAZIER-JAMES I HAVR LOT A GOOD FRIEND AND THE WORLD HAS LOST A BEAURIFUL SPIRIT: BUT HEAVEN HAS GAINED A BEAUTIFUL SOUL. ENJOY YOUR NEW LIFE BETTY; I WILL SEE YOU LATER. 02/20/2013

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