July 2, 1928 - June 3, 2016
On Friday, June 3, 2016, God called a special woman home to His kingdom in heaven, Roberta Baylis Parkman. On the wings of angels, she left her earthly home, surrounded by family and friends, to meet up with loved ones in heaven. Roberta was the daughter of Carrie Thompson and George Baylis. She was born July 2, 1928 in Arm, Mississippi. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and remained a member of Pin Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Silver Creek, Mississippi. Roberta was well-known for landscaping and seasonal yard decorations. She loved being surrounded by beautiful flowers. She received landscaping awards from the Evansville Courier & Press and her Christmas yard decorations were frequently telecast by news stations. An avid fisherman, Roberta loved nothing more than going fishing with her husband, Otis. She also loved watching NBA basketball. The Indiana Pacers was her favorite team. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Otis C. Parkman; her parents, Carrie Thompson and George Baylis; mother-in-law, Cassie Parkman; father-in-law, Will Parkman; sister and brother-in-law, Florence & Elza Lewis; sister-in-law, Willie C. Clark; and brothers-in-law, Sedrick Ray Parkman and Edward Parkman. Left to cherish her memory are sons: James Parkman (Maria), Robert Parkman (Tammy), and Michael Parkman; one daughter, Shirley Parkman James (Tony Jones); sisters-in law, Queene Ellison, Celestine Davis (Dave) – both of Boston MA, and Hilda Mosley (Willie) of Jackson, MS; brothers-in-law, Samuel Parkman of Boston MA, Marvin Parkman (Dorothy) of Jackson MS, Frank Parkman (Sarah) of Jackson MS; a host of grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren; and beloved nieces and nephews. Services are Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00am at Memorial Baptist Church with visitation 9:00am until service time. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.masonbrothersfs.com.
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