Jeannette “Lit’l Bit” Parker
Having just turned 90 on July 27th she entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 10:00 a. m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 from her home. Her zest for life, the sparkle in her eye, her ever present smile and quick wit were always a given. While many knew her as Lit’l Bit she was also known as “Socks” to the ladies at the beauty parlor for her always matching socks, as “Cheater” to the wonderful group of Bunko ladies and to many others as “Mom”. She loved the Dallas Arboretum, bluebonnets, lighthouses, jewelry, flowers, pretty dishes and crossword puzzles. She loved her children and grandchildren well, fondly remembering the hours she used to play games with them or cook their favorite chicken pot pie or taters and eggs. She loved the Lord and attended Tabernacle Baptist Church where she also loved her friends in the SS department. An excellent wife, mother, grandmother, sister, confidant and friend, she never went anywhere that she didn’t touch a life. She leaves a tremendous legacy of people she has impacted and she will be missed by each and every one.
She was born in PA, served in the Navy in Iowa and Norfolk, VA, lived in Virginia Beach, VA, Goodyear, Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ, and most recently Waxahachie and Ennis, TX. She lived life to the fullest, evidenced by her varied work experiences. As a Navy WAVE, she was a parachute packer in WWII, a civil service secretary, an office manager for the Bureau of Land Management, and when her girls were in school she worked and volunteered at school. Later on she was a top sales person at Dillard’s in Phoenix, AZ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Charles Franklin Parker, a sister, Esther Bingaman and a step-daughter Phyllis Harris. She is survived by her daughters Dede Loshinsky of Ennis, TX and Virginia Parker of Tucson, AZ; a special son-in-law, Jon Loshinsky of Ennis, TX and step daughter Nancy Parker, of Winters, TX.
She is survived by two brothers, Harry Stevens, Sr. and his wife, Evelyn of Tye, TX and Edgar Stevens and his wife, Elsie of Colorado. Additionally, she is survived by her precious grandchildren; Sara Squieri of Albuquerque, NM and Alex Squieri of Mesa, AZ. She also considered her friends at both Standard Controls and the Sterling House of Ennis to be family.
Visitation will beginning at 1:00 p. m. until service time on Saturday, September 29, 2012. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 2:00 p. m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in the J. E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Members of the Patriot Guard will be in attendance at the service. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Union Gospel Mission-Dallas.