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Sharon Parker

d. February 13, 2023

Mrs. Sharon Covington Parker, age 82, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, February 13, 2023, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky.

Mrs. Parker was born on October 16, 1940, in Murray, Kentucky to the late John Ed Covington and Nancy Elizabeth Washam Covington. She was a retired LPN and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gary Gassam Sr.; second husband, Richard Burgess Parker III; daughter, Kelly Yoke; as well as one sister, Sondra Barnett.

Our Mother/Nana was witty, creative and talented. She loved Jesus and coffee and chocolate. When you arrived for a holiday meal, it wasn't uncommon to find pieces missing from the various desserts. She always had to test them first.

She was generous and kind. If you complimented something in her home, you most likely left with it.

She taught us to use our imaginations and to find the beauty and wonder in small things. Flowers starting to bud in the spring. The pale blue shell of a freshly hatched robin.

Her faith was vital to her. She asked us what Jesus would do long before WWJD was a thing. She looked forward to seeing those streets of gold.

We were so very lucky to be hers.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim Scott and husband Bryan of Dexter, Kentucky and Leigh Anne Parker Hollen of Murray, Kentucky; two sons, Kevin Gassam and Gary Gassam Jr. both of Murray, Kentucky; two sisters, Linda Miller of Sellersburg, Indiana and Katie Richardson of Oxford, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Kristin Yoke, Jessica Byars, Amy Yoke, Bryan Scott Jr., Will Schwettman, Parker Nance, Giulianna Reed, and Jace Hollen; as well as 11 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Murray City Cemetery with Bro. Keith Meeks officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, February 18, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Murray City Cemetery

Chestnut St, Murray, KY 42071

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