Martha Parkinson
10-05-1928 - 02-07-2022
Country: United States | State: Tennessee | City: Jackson

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

Martha Parkinson, age 93, died peacefully with her family by her side, February 7, 2022, at Brookdale Jackson Oaks.

She was born in Etowah, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Harry Thomas and Thelma Snow Boone on October 5, 1928. Martha was married to Gordon Frank Parkinson for over 53 years before his death in 2000. She was a faithful companion to Gordon, loving mother to four daughters echoing the beautiful words in Proverbs 31, “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”  Martha was a devoted, longtime member of West Jackson Baptist Church supporting its worship and ministry for many years.

Martha is survived by her four daughters, Janice Murray, of Jackson, TN, Jinger White and husband Jeff of Maryville, TN, Julia Simmons and husband Lee of Jackson, TN, and Jaynne Roebuck and husband Jim of Springfield, MO; her sister, Ruth Rutherford of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Kelli McCurdy (Matt), Kandice Vick (Landon), Kaleb White (Heather), Katie Bradford (Corey), Klaire Twidle (Matt), Kristian White (Antoni), Kyle Simmons, Annah Simmons, Meredith Simmons, Calvin Roebuck, and Erin Drennan (Shon); and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; two sisters, Avery Dixon and Jane Denise; and son-in-law Tom Murray.

SERVICE:  Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors, with Rev. Len Kennedy and Rev. Lonnie Sanders officiating. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband Gordon at Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Pallbearers will be Kaleb White, Kristian White, Kyle Simmons, Calvin Roebuck, Matt McCurdy, and Landon Vick.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to Birth Choice Pregnancy Clinic, 391 Wallace Road, Jackson, TN 38305 or on-line at

Arrington Funeral Directors   148 W. University Parkway   Jackson, TN  38305



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