Obituary of Fay Cunningham Parks
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Manchester, Tennessee - Mrs. Fay Cunningham Parks, passed from this life into the presence of her Savior Friday, January 28, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving family and passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior. In the words of one that knew her well, she was loving, smart, giving, caring, funny, matter of fact and God fearing. She was a very hard worker and retired from the State of Tennessee District Attorney’s Office at the age of 75. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church but attended First Baptist Church in her later years with her children. She loved her Sunday school class, The Seekers. Fay was a graduate of Coffee County High School in the class of 1954. Then, she attended Draughn’s Business School in Nashville, where she completed her courses quickly. Fay was born December 23, 1935, to the late Lottie Taylor Cunningham and Roy William “Skin” Cunningham in Viola, TN. She is preceded in death by one brother, James Cunningham. She was married to the late Wayne Horace Parks on June 11, 1955. They were shy of their 50th wedding anniversary by six weeks due to Wayne’s sickness and passing. Mrs. Parks was blessed with two girls, 1 year and 20 days apart, It was thought by many she had twins. Her daughters Melanie (Jeff) Barnes and Michele (Billy) Housley. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored are Nicole (Rodney) Brinkley, Kaylyn and Karly Brinkley, Nathan (Abby) Crocker, Cash and Deacon Crocker. These were her family, her loves, and so much of her life and happiness. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. Her children arise up, and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her. - Proverbs 31: 26, 28 Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 9:00am until 12:00pm noon at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 12:00pm noon in the chapel of Central Funeral Home with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or First Baptist Church of Manchester, TN. Billy Housley, Nathan Crocker, Rodney Brinkley, Jeff Barnes, Mike Cunningham, Steve Cunningham, Deacon Crocker and Cash Crocker will serve as Pallbearers. The family would like to thank her honorary card players and childhood friends for your care and support: Iva Taylor, Susie Bean, Fay Jernigan, Jane Chambers, Selma Winton, Sue Richardson, Jan Martin, Joyce Meeks, Pat Whitlock, Kathryn Phifer, Joyce Alverson, and Peggy Heitzman. Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774, centralfuneralhome.com Watch Facebook live stream now at this link. https://fb.watch/aTT_valokO/