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Dorothy (Dean) Parker

April 5, 1931 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 87)

Dorothy “Dot” Dean Parker, 87, of Phenix City, AL passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus, GA.

 A celebration of life service will be held 11:30 am EST Monday, February 4, 2019 at Epworth United Methodist Church, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Grant Parker and Rev. Malcom Wade officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 5:00 to 7:00 pm EST at Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL.

Mrs. Parker was born April 5, 1931 in Franklin, NC, daughter of the late Furman Dean and Myrtle Shelton Dean.  She lived in Smiths Station and Phenix City for over 40 years.  Mrs. Parker worked at Cobb Hospital for over 32 years, loving her job and getting to know and love the people of this area.  She was a faithful member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jo Jo Parker and a brother Tommy Dean.

Mrs. Parker is survived by her caring husband of 67 years, William “Bill” Parker; two sons, Dean Parker and wife Shannon of Mt. Airy, NC and Barry Parker and wife Jan of Selma, AL; a brother, Bobby Dean and wife Sherree of Phenix City, AL; three granddaughters, Katie Black (Jeff) of College Station, TX, Alex Hughey (Zach) of Selma, AL and Emily Parker (Joe) of Charlotte, NC; three great-grandsons, Will Colquett, Rush Hughey and Jefferson Black; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Epworth UMC, P. O. Box 430, Phenix City, AL 36868 or the charity of your choice in her memory.

She loved butterflies and asked that when you see a butterfly always think of her.

Condolences may be made online at

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
5900 River Road, Columbus GA 31904

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