Shirley Danette Parker passed away at the age of 48, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Ardmore. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ardmore with Pastor Trevor Riddle officiating. Interment to follow in Provence Cemetery.
Shirley was born in Ardmore on Oct. 22, 1970, to Dan Blanton and Fay (Shockley) Blanton. She attended Ardmore City Schools and married Darren Parker in 1988 in Ardmore. She loved being a homemaker. The couple moved their family to Loveland, Colo., in 2002, where she began working for Sonic as the General Manager. The family returned to Ardmore in 2007. She began working for the Shell Station in Ardmore and has worked there ever since. Shirley will be remembered for her artwork and for her drawings of cards and pictures for friends and family members. She loved her kids and grandkids. Her family was what meant the most to her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dan Blanton; mother-in-law, Shirley Givens; and sis-in-law, Bennie Blanton.
Shirley is survived by two sons, Dustin Parker and wife Jessica, and Dylan Parker and wife Mauntayzia, all of Ardmore; two grandchildren, Lainey Sue Parker and Leonia Douglas Parker, both of Ardmore; mother, Fay Blanton; and siblings, Danny Blanton, Cissy Sexton and husband Bryan, Allen Blanton and wife Kim, Brenda Baker and husband Morris, John Blanton and wife Sandra, and Valrie Hudson and husband Lee; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.griffinhillcrest.com.