Mary Geraldine “Mary Gerry” Parks
Mary Geraldine “Mary Gerry” Parks, 81, of Pensacola, Fla. passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 surrounded by family and friends in her home.
Gerry was born in Live Oak, Fla., raised in Hilliard, Fla. and made Pensacola her home. She thrived as a local real estate agent and never met a stranger. Gerry’s talent was playing the piano by ear, painting and Japanese floral arranging. She had a zest for life, loved to travel and laugh and enjoyed her life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Lamar and Mae Ollie Bray; her brother, James “Jimmy” Austin Bray; as well as her grandson, Harry Ray “Tripp” Wagner III.
Gerry is survived her son, Shelden Scott Parks (Kathy); daughter, Erin Brandi Wagner (Ray); three granddaughters, Crystal Nicole Murray (Caleb), Mackenzie Ray Wagner and Annabelle Ray Wagner; great-grandchildren, Taylor Pinto and Alex Pinto; brothers, Billy Lamar Bray (Sue) and Robert Elliot Bray (Barbara); as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held at 10:30 a.m. until a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Olive Baptist Church, Passmore Hall, Pensacola. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Olive Baptist Church, 1836 E. Olive Rd., Pensacola, FL 32514 or mp.olivebaptist.org.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Covenant Care Hospice and three angels, Dede Groh, Tracey Colasono and Lisa Paulson, for their loving care and support. Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel in Pensacola handled her arrangements.