Lola “Shine” Parks, born February 13, 1921 to parents Walter and Mamie (Medlin) Edington, passed away at age 96 in Hico, Texas on January 7, 2018. Preceding Shine in death were her parents, husband Cecil Parks, son Cecil Robert Parks, Jr., and brother Braxton Edington. Surviving Shine are daughter Sharon Calaway, her lifelong caregiver, daughter Joan Yankie also her caregiver, son Clifton Parks, who was always there to give his love to his mother and support to Sharon and Joan, son Billy Parks, daughter Laverne Bales. Shine is also survived by her devoted grandchildren, Laura Ewing and her children, Caleb Hill E3 with the US Coast Guard, Coy Machac, 2nd Lieutenant US Army Infantry, daughter Caela Brower, Lisa Hardin and her daughters Caroline and Claire, and Robin Yankie, as well as a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, at the Harvest Hills Funeral Home, located at 118 Second Street in Hico. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, in the Harvest Hills Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in the Fairy Cemetery.