Parlee Hicks Burres

Midnight, Humphreys County, Mississippi, USA
Death 12 Mar 2010 (aged 88)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 178594731 · View Source
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Parlee Hicks Burres of Tampa, FL, formerly of Marks, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Someplace Like Home in Tampa, FL.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, at Anderson Street Church of Christ in Marks with Bro. Billy Moore officiating. Interment was in Belmount Cemetery at Marks. A repast was served at Quitman County Middle School in Marks. Delta Burial Corporation of Marks had charge.

Born December 3, 1921, to Jimmy Sr. and Alberta Hicks in Midnight, she was united in marriage to Nelson A. Burres, Sr. on December 3, 1938. She was the mother of eight children including seven by Rev. Burres, her husband of 67 years. She was baptized into the Church of Christ in Marks in 1954 after accepting Christ at an early age. She faithfully followed her husband every place he preached. She was a sharecropper, driver for the first Head Start at Allen Chapel, teacher for Adult Basic Education at Silent Grove, and an Avon sales representative, until retirement and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson A. Burres, Sr.; two daughters, Marilyn Stanford and Shirley Ann Burres; a son, David Charles Jefferson; a brother, Jimmy Hicks, Jr.; and two sisters-in-law.

She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Bertha Burres of Marks and Sirlestine (Garner) Parchment of Tampa; three sons, Nelson Burres, Jr. of Fairfield, CA, Willie (Ida) Burres of Markham, IL and Milton Burres of Marks; 38 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren and 38 great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Quitman County Democrat, March 25, 2010

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