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Vanarah Sue Parker

October 4, 1945 — February 20, 2024

PARKER, Vanarah Sue (Dasinger), age 78, of Alabaster, Alabama passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 20, 2024, after her battle with liver cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones as she entered her heavenly home. Sue was born in Louisville, Alabama and raised on a farm in the Texasville community, near Clayton, Alabama. She was a graduate of Louisville High School, class of 1964. After marrying Terry Allen Parker in December 1964, they along with their sons, lived in multiple cities following Terry’s career in the U.S. Air Force, including Alexandria, Louisiana, Montgomery, Alabama, Prattville, Alabama and Pinson, Alabama before moving to Alabaster in 2008. She retired from JH Berry Multi-Family, Inc. in 1998, after 26 years of service. Over the years, Sue enjoyed traveling, camping, and visiting friends and family. She was rarely without a smile on her face and was often described as a truly genuine and kind person. Those who knew her best describe her as one of the sweetest people they had ever known, with many affectionately referring to her as “Sweet Sue”. One of her greatest treasures was spending time with family; whether that meant spending quality time with her siblings or traveling to visit with extended family at reunions. Above all, Sue valued spending time with her grandchildren. Each of them will tell you that they never left her house without a hand full of goodies she insisted that they take with them. Sue had a wonderful gift of hospitality and loved welcoming friends and family into their home. One of her favorite things to do with family was enjoy a good board game or card game. Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and James E. Dasinger and son, Dennis A. Parker. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Terry A. Parker; son (James) Chris Parker and his wife, Andi; grandchildren, Kayla (Jake) Haygood, Korie (Thomas) Calhoun, Jacob (Ana Catherine) Wipperman and Campbell Parker; great-grandchildren, Caden Haygood, Karoline Calhoun, Bradyn Wordlaw, Marilyn Calhoun, Alice Calhoun, Harley Calhoun, and Connor Haygood; brothers, James M. (Melissa) Dasinger and Johnny R. (Raquel) Dasinger; multiple nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, 1591 Gadsden Hwy, Trussville with Pastor Adam Robinson officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, prior to the service, with burial following immediately after. Pallbearers are Kevin Dasinger, Keith Dasinger, Michael Dasinger, Ryan Dasinger, Jacob Wipperman and Joseph Wipperman. The family would like to thank her team of doctors, specifically Dr. Lee and Dr. Allendorf, as well as the staff at Shelby Baptist hospital for the help and care provided. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to any of the following charities: Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (bcrfa.org), Forge On (forgeon.org), or Open Hands Overflowing Hearts (openhandsoverflowinghearts.org).

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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