McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

November 19, 2011

Sue Parks


Staff report

McALESTER — Sue Parks, 72, of McAlester, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at a local nursing center.

The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Collins officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Haywood. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Pallbearers include Willis Allen, Bryan Skaggs, Nate Pointer, Chasen Cambron, Jonathan Skaggs and Shon Pointer.

Honorary pallbearers include Joe Vallon, Dick Vallon, Randell Ward, Roy Justice and Bob Stobaugh.

She was born May 12, 1939, in McAlester, to Roy and Edith (Lakey) Elsing. She grew up here and graduated from McAlester High School in 1957. She had a long career in ladies fashions in McAlester. She owned and operated Sue’s Specialty Shop in downtown McAlester for a number of years, then worked at Karen’s Bridal and was currently working at ZR and Co.

She married Ray Parks June 20, 1994, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was a member of the First Christian Church of McAlester. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing and working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cheryl (Cambron) Pointer, of McAlester, Kelly (Cambron) and Bryan Skaggs, of Forney, Texas, and Julie (Cambron) and Willis Allen, of McAlester.

Also, nine grandchildren, Nate Pointer and his wife, Veronica, of Glenpool, Jonathan Skaggs and his wife, Elizabeth, of Forney, Texas, Megan Pointer, of McAlester, Chasen Cambron, of Oklahoma City, Rachel Skaggs, of Forney, Texas, Evan Lee, of Oklahoma City, Lara Allen, of McAlester, Chandra “Priss” Conner, of McAlester, and Shon Pointer and his wife, Ruthie, of Owasso.

And, five great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Skaggs and Jaycee Skaggs, of Forney, Texas, Kingston Pointer and Eliana Pointer, of Glenpool, and Abby Pointer, of Owasso, and aunt, Joyce Folsom, of McAlester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Parks; her mother, Edith Sisco; her father; Roy Elsing; her stepfather, Bert Sisco, and a granddaughter, Asiah Dawn Allen.