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Beatrice Ida Thomas Parker
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Birth: May 24, 1892
Burleson County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1982
Fayette County
Texas, USA

"On Oct. 24, [1976] members of the Muldoon Baptist Church observed a special day in honor of Mrs. L.L.F. (Beatrice) Parker...Mrs. Parker, 83 years of age, last May, was born in Frameville, which was later changed to Hicks, Texas, in Burleson County. When a very young girl Mrs. Parker read something in the Bible that she didn't like. It was where Paul said that wives should submit themselves unto their husbands and Titus said that wives were to be obedient to their husbands. She decided that she would handle that situation by just never being married. She taught school, at the age of 14 years, for 4 months as assistant to her brother-in-law. When she was 15 years old she was hired to teach in the Hicks School. She taught her own brothers. She took and passed the State Exam and received a teacher's certificate and taught 4 years. She paid room and board for herself and her sister while they attend San Marcos Normal. But, during this time, along came a young preacher who held a revival in the community where she was teaching. Laughing, she says, ‘Of all people, a preacher, and there I was not being able to agree with the Bible.' He proposed but told her that he didn't want her answer then. He wanted her to think and pray and answer when he came back at Christmas. She did. And what she said, ‘Lord, if that's what You want me to do, I guess I can.' She married Brother L.L.F. Parker in 1911. Along with keeping the home fires burning, rearing 3 sons and a daughter--Bill, Martha, Fox, and Jake--she received her B.A. and M.A. Degrees in San Marcos and did refresher work at the University of Southern California. She taught school 27 years, 12 of these in the Flatonia schools. Brother and Mrs. Parker came to Muldoon as pastor and wife of this church in May, 1942. They served and led this church 17 years, until his retirement. She and Brother Parker donated a lot and building for a Spanish Mission in Flatonia. She went every Sunday afternoon for more than 10 years and taught the Latin-Americans. In February, 1973, Mrs. Parker was able to realize a dream of a lifetime. She visited the Holy Lands at age 80. She walked where Jesus walked. After she returned home, on Thursday, April 26, 1973, she took her projector and drove to Flatonia and showed films of the Holy Land to the Rotary Club and made her speech. She also showed them in our church. In May, 1973, she was named Lady Senior Citizen of Fayette County. Mrs. Parker has a broad understanding and keeps in touch with the affairs of the world. If she is ever tempted to ‘petty gossip,' those of us close to her don't know it. She loves and is loved. She says, ‘I was a pastor's wife, and I'm still a pastor's wife." 
Family links: 
  Sidney Byron Thomas (1852 - 1921)
  Louisiana Elizabeth Little Thomas (1866 - 1921)
  L.L. Fox Parker (1883 - 1960)
  William Barrum Parker (1913 - 1995)*
  L.L.Fox Parker (1917 - 1991)*
  James Jacob Arnold Parker (1928 - 2001)*
  Mary Aline Thomas Beard (1882 - 1970)*
  Emmie C Thomas Graham (1884 - 1950)*
  Vivian Elizabeth Thomas Woods (1887 - 1957)*
  Nonnie Thomas Renfroe (1889 - 1959)*
  Beatrice Ida Thomas Parker (1892 - 1982)
  James Lee Thomas (1893 - 1977)*
  Sidney Barm Thomas (1901 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Pitman Cemetery
Fayette County
Texas, USA
Created by: Karen Monsen
Record added: Mar 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49947781
Beatrice Ida <i>Thomas</i> Parker
Added by: Karen Monsen
Beatrice Ida <i>Thomas</i> Parker
Added by: Karen Monsen
Beatrice Ida <i>Thomas</i> Parker
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- Karen Monsen
 Added: Oct. 7, 2011
I love you Gran.
- Karen Monsen
 Added: May. 30, 2010
Love, your great granddaughter, Karen
- Karen Monsen
 Added: Mar. 19, 2010

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