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Doris Brown Parks, age 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020, at her residence.  Doris was born November 6, 1939 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Dorothy and Sandy Brown, Jr.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Leroy Parks; her brother, Joseph Richard Brown and grandmother, Eva Shirley Brown. Doris gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a dedicated member and deaconess at Mt. Peria Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga. She attended Howard High School and she retired first from Bell South and later from J.C. Penney Department Store.  Doris leaves to cherish her memory her children: Darolyn (Vernon) Porter of Clarksville, TN; Selestene (Andrew) Womble of Chattanooga,TN; Roderick (Karen) Parks of Lithonia, Ga and Tangie (Darren) Cawthon of Newport News, VA.  Grandchildren; Chateeka Farris of Memphis,TN, Michael Parks of Lithonia, Ga, Roderick L. (Kim) of Acworth, Ga, Dori Parks of Lithonia, Ga, Darrien Cawthon of Newport News, Va, and Danielle Porter of Clarksville, Tn. and  Brian (Dana) Womble of Chattanooga, TN. Great-grandchildren; Jayda Farris of Memphis, Tn, Roderick Charles Parks of Acworth, Ga and Brianna Womble of Chattanooga, TN.   Two nephews Larry Parks, Knoxville, TN and Dewayne (Muriel) Brown of Chattanooga, TN, numerous cousins and many friends, special friends Edna and Jimmie Pringle. Public viewing will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm at John P. Franklin funeral home. Funeral services will be held privately. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Hearth Hospice and her nurse, Cindy Lewis for the loving care shown to Doris during her final days. As an option in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity, Signal Centers at https://signalcenters.org/honor-memorial or by check to Signal Centers, 109 North Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN  37411 Arrangements are entrusted to John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    We are praying for you and your family, Darolyn. May the Lord wrap you in His arms during this time of loss. Beth Hixson Bryan College
    ~ Beth Hixson   Dayton, TN
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Sending our condolences to the Parks and Porter family. Your mother's presence will truly be missed.
    ~ Yolanda Morrissette   Clarksville, TN
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
    ~ CATRINA SHEPPARD   NEWPORT NEWS, VA
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing Tangie and I pray that you find peace during this time of loss. Sending lots of love and prayers for you, your family, and everyone else that your mother's heart touched during her lifetime. -Tiffany
    ~ The Seick Family   Jacksonville, FL
  • Friday, May 22, 2020
    "Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there's a memory, they live in our hearts to stay." My prayers, hugs and thoughts are with you during this time of grief. May God comfort you.
    ~ Esther Baker - World Outreach Worship Center   Newport News, VA
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    Sending heartfelt condolences to the Parks family from Rev. Eugene Carter & Family. Mrs. Parks was such a beautiful presence in our life. She will be sorely missed.
    ~ Eugene Carter   Powell, TN
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    Sending heartfelt condolences to the Parks family from Rev. Eugene Carter & Family. Mrs. Parks was such a beautiful presence in our life. She will be sorely missed.
    ~ Eugene Carter   Powell, TN
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Dear Seleste and family. I'm sad to hear this news. You all are in my thoughts.
    ~ Rachel Troute   Signal Mountain, TN
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Todd
    ~ Todd L Edwards   Hixson, TN
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Seleste, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Seleste, I am so sorry for the loss of your MOTHER. I know you will miss her greatly. Please know that I will be thinking and praying for you and your family. I will not be able to attend the visitation because my wife and I are in quarantine preparing for her surgery, but know we are thinking of you. Jack Case, Retired EPB
    ~ Jackson L Case III   SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    'Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal" (David Crowder). There are never enough words that can be said to comfort in the time of sorrow, but with God; He sustains us through it all. I shall continue to pray and lift you all up as you get through this time. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelations 21:4. Heaven is rejoicing and the angels are singing because God has bought home another one of His children.
    ~ Beverly L. Windley   Conyers, GA