Mary Sue Bradley Parks

Published 10:43 am Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ST. JOSEPH, La. — Mary Sue Bradley Parks died peacefully Feb. 11, 2017, at the age of 94.

She was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Delhi and lived most of her adult life in St. Joseph, La.

Services were Monday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph.

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Mrs. Parks is survived by daughters Lynn Stiles and her husband David of St. Joseph and Janie Pillow of Brandon.  Surviving grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Dr. Dudley B. Pillow III “Chip” and wife Betsy (Caroline and Carter) of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. William P. Pillow and wife Carolyn (Will, Austin and Rob) of Tupelo, Mary Lynn Stiles Watson and husband Scott (Parks and Claire) of Tallulah, La.; John Michael Pillow and wife Sarah Beth (Anne Elise, Lilly and Owen) of Yazoo City, Lisa Pillow Jenkins (Parks, Luke, Catherine and Anna Merritt) of Birmingham, Ala., Laura Pillow of Memphis, Tenn. and David W. Pillow and wife Shelly (Seth and Jon) of Opelika, Ala.

She is also survived by her loving sister, Elizabeth (Dena) Todd of Tallulah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bethel and Adine Bradley; husband William Edward Parks; grandson David E. Stiles Jr., brothers Bethel L. Bradley and Jesse “Dick” Bradley, and son-in-law Dudley Baker Pillow.

Mrs. Parks loved her family and travel and golfing with friends. Lake Bruin became her home and passion as she golfed, boated, barbecued and taught many generations to water ski. Her golfing friends honored her by naming the annual Lake Bruin Golf and Country Club Ladies Tournament for her.

Family, friends and fun all were part of her life and living. A lengthy illness interrupted many of these activities, but she persevered with loving care from her family and very special caregivers Mary Ezell, Carrie Alexander, Louise Taylor, Julia McDowell, along with caring staff of the Olive Branch and Sara Whitman, NP.

Pallbearers are Dr. Dudley B. Pillow III “Chip,” Dr. William P. Pillow, John Michael Pillow, David W. Pillow, Scott Watson and Parks Watson.

The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of St. Joseph or special interest of your choice.

Online registry/condolences available at Crothers-Glenwood, Tallulah.