Cover photo for Mary Parker's Obituary
Mary Parker Profile Photo

Mary Parker

April 27, 1939 — October 26, 2022

Buena Vista

Mary Parker

Mrs. Mary Bates Parker, 83 of Buena Vista, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Columbus Hospice House.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:30 AM in Buena Vista Cemetery with Rev. Chris Hess officiating. Pallbearers will be Dan Jones, Clifford Waller, Joey Wells, John Martin Parker, Ricky Singleton, and Tee Renard. Honorary pallbearer is Billy Joe Waller.

Mrs. Parker was born April 27, 1939 in Talbot County, GA to Oscar G. and Allene Virginia Culpepper Bates.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Buena Vista.  Mrs. Parker loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading and adored animals.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Betty Harvey, Gilbert Olson, Christina Prather and Janie Willis.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sandy Leonard and Debbie Studdard; two grandchildren, Robbie Bell (Tamsyn) and Dustin Bell (Shantel Danielle); great-grandchildren, Hannah Bell, Zoey Bell, Kaleigh Bell, Audrey Bell, Mason Bell, and Janie Chambliss; two sisters, Cecilia Messimer and Francis Forrester; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Norma Parker; and a nephew, John Martin Parker.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in her memory to Columbus Hospice at or to PAWS Humane at

Way-Watson Funeral Home of Buena Vista, GA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Parker, please visit our flower store.
In memory of Mary Parker, please consider making a donation to one of the following charities:

Past Services


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1702

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree