Obituary of Linda Ivey Parker
Linda Faye Ivey Parker “Wensey” was born on September 27, 1944, in York County, South Carolina; the daughter of the late Mr. James Leroy and Mrs. Ethel Jackson Ivey. She departed this life on Tuesday, September 19, 2023,at Prisma Baptist Hospital in Columbia. “Wensey”, as she was known to her family and friends, will be lovingly remembered and her memories will be forever cherished in their hearts.
She was educated in the public schools of York County. She loved to tell her children stories of favorite childhood memories about being with her sisters, Jean and Patsy (the three little girls, as they were called) of walking to church even in all kinds of weather; on hot sweaty days as well as in the snow and sleet, just having good times together. In her later years, she was a cafeteria worker at Lugoff Elgin High School until she was unable to do so.
She married the late Bro. N. J. Parker on June 20, 1962, and to this union, 19 children were born. Her family was her life, and she had a special love for each one. She really loved for them to visit. She loved cooking for her family, especially her boys. She was famous for her Spaghetti, Mustard Barbeque and Jalapeno Pepper Potato Salad. The dearest thing to her was when her children would gather at home to visit. She absolutely expected them to make this their priority on the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.
She was especially proud of her children, telling practically everyone she met about them. She was very much dedicated to them and made many sacrifices to ensure that they were well cared for. She gave special and devoted attention to her baby daughter, Anita. She worked hard to see that all her children had her love and support.
She was baptized on August 17, 1986, by Elder John Ford at The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostles’ Doctrine, Inc.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. N. J. Parker; two sons; David and Dougie Parker., her parents, James Leroy and Ethel Ivey; one sister, Patsy Page; and three grandsons; Bro. Donovan McMillan, Sean Parker; Matthew Griffin and one Son-in- law, Deacon Gary Ratliff.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories:
Sis. Diane (Bro. Alton) Wright of Indian Trail, NC; Sis. Loretta Ratliff of Lamar, SC; Roger (Benai) of Aiken, SC; Ronnie (Lillian) of Gaston, SC; Sis. Tammy (Bro. Don) McMillan of Hartsville, SC; Greg (Yadi) of Lexington, SC; Sis. Deborah Parker of the home; Vicki Parker of Summerville, SC; Angela Griffin of Columbia, SC; Randy (Jackie) Parker of Lugoff, SC; Patrica (James) Kile of Lugoff, SC; James Parker of Greer, SC; Sissy Combs of Lexington, SC; Jason (Andrea) Parker of Traveler’s Rest, SC; and Curtis Parker of Lugoff, SC; and Anita Parker of the home.
She leaves two brothers: Jimmy Ivey of Lincolnton, NC. and Terry Ivey of York, SC. She leaves three sisters: Joyce Leary and Larue Page, both of York, SC, and Jean Howell of Chester, SC.
She also leaves 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, (Three special nieces; Kathy Everhart, Ann Gee, and Rita Hooker)as well as a host of other relatives and friends, including a large church family.