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Helen M. Johnson Parks, 89, of Victoria, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was born on December 5, 1927 in Park Hill, Oklahoma to Allen and Mattie Roberts Johnson.
Helen loved her family. She enjoyed cooking for her family and sewing. She also enjoyed visiting her Oklahoma relatives and was proud of her Cherokee heritage. She worked as a secretary at Bloomington ISD. She was a Postmaster in Placedo, Texas and a Real Estate Agent for Frontier Real Estate.
Helen is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Preston Howard Parks of Mission Valley; children, Jackie (Helen) Parks and Judy (Gene) Schilhab, both of Mission Valley; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Mattie Johnson; sisters, Goldie Johnson, Lewdema Sissie Johnson and Jewel Fountain; brothers, Levi Johnson and Johnny B. Johnson.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Grace Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 P.M. at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Hwy, with Pastor Cody Haynes and Pastor Terry Bartlett officiating.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Park Hill Cemetery in Park Hill, Oklahoma
Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.gracefuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Grace Funeral Home.
Published on  May 25, 2017
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