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Doris Brown Parks, age 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020, at her residence. Doris was born November 6, 1939 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Dorothy and Sandy Brown, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Leroy Parks; her brother, Joseph Richard Brown and grandmother, Eva Shirley Brown.

Doris gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a dedicated member and deaconess at Mt. Peria Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga.

She attended Howard High School and she retired first from Bell South and later from J.C. Penney Department Store.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory her children: Darolyn (Vernon) Porter of Clarksville, TN; Selestene (Andrew) Womble of Chattanooga,TN; Roderick (Karen) Parks of Lithonia, Ga and Tangie (Darren) Cawthon of Newport News, VA. Grandchildren; Chateeka Farris of Memphis,TN, Michael Parks of Lithonia, Ga, Roderick L. (Kim) of Acworth, Ga, Dori Parks of Lithonia, Ga, Darrien Cawthon of Newport News, Va, and Danielle Porter of Clarksville, Tn. and Brian (Dana) Womble of Chattanooga, TN. Great-grandchildren; Jayda Farris of Memphis, Tn, Roderick Charles Parks of Acworth, Ga and Brianna Womble of Chattanooga, TN. Two nephews Larry Parks, Knoxville, TN and Dewayne (Muriel) Brown of Chattanooga, TN, numerous cousins and many friends, special friends Edna and Jimmie Pringle.

Public viewing will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm at John P. Franklin funeral home. Funeral services will be held privately.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Hearth Hospice and her nurse, Cindy Lewis for the loving care shown to Doris during her final days.

As an option in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity, Signal Centers at https://signalcenters.org/honor-memorial or by check to Signal Centers, 109 North Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Arrangements are entrusted to John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404