Nadene Frances ‘Dee’ Smith Parker

Published 9:09 am Monday, September 7, 2020

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Mrs. Nadene Frances “Dee” Smith Parker, 77, of Lexington, formerly of Kinston, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 at Alston Brook in Lexington.

She was born on May 23, 1943, in Montgomery County, Md. to the late Robert Jenner and Kathleen Fones Peed Smith. Mrs. Parker was a member of 902 Church in Kinston and retired from Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Known as Mama Dee to many, she loved Billy Ray Cyrus and was a Richard Petty fan.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Amos Redmon Parker, and a brother, Bobby Smith.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Tracy Baker of Burbank, Calif. and Kathy Shoaf (Chad) of East Bend; 7 grandchildren, Trey Mayfield, Allyson Spivey (Matt), Eric Mayfield, Brian Mayfield, Brandon Mayfield, Wyatt Shoaf and Gracie Shoaf; 5 great-grandchildren, Matt Spivey Jr., Savana Spivey, Hayden Spivey, Jamie Mayfield and Thomas Mayfield.

Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.