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Mary Kathryn Parker

Published 12:05am Sunday, November 18, 2012

July 6, 1935 — Nov. 15, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Mary Kathryn Parker, 77, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church with the Revs. Darren Vroman, Darrell Vroman and Jimmy Banks officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Mrs. Parker was born July 6, 1935, in Clarksville, N.C., the daughter of Luther Smith and Belle Comer Smith. She was an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Columbus for 15 years and Victory Baptist Church of Natchez for eight months.

Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Grady L. Tutterow and William R. Smith; and two sisters, Ann Smith Wilkerson and Ina Smith Bowles.

Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca White and husband, Jim, of Anshach, Germany, Donna Stringer and husband, Hank, of Cecilia, Ky., Pam Koon and husband, Huey, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Theresa Testa of Cape Coral, Fla.; three sons, Darrell Vroman and wife, Lisa, of Hillard, Fla., Darren Vroman and wife, Jennifer, of Natchez, and Bryan Vroman and wife, Ashley, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert White, Robert Graves, Butch Cusack, Jason Smith, Nick Thompson and Johnathan Vroman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Vroman and Zachary Vroman.

Online condolences may be made to www.lairdfh.com.