Wanda Lee ‘Lesa’ Parks

Published 10:31 am Friday, September 24, 2021

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Wanda Lee “Lesa” Parks died on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2021.

She was born in Davie County on Oct. 5, 1961 to Sarah Jeannette Parks and Clarence Melvin Parks Sr. She attended Davie County Schools and graduated in 1979. Upon graduating, she pursued a career in cosmetology and criminal justice. She was a lifelong member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the usher board, choir and was music director of the youth choir. She was a songbird and artistic. She was an artist, cosmetologist, nail technician and she enjoyed knitting. She loved being around her family. She was anencouraging person and always had an ear to listen. One of her greatest joys was the anticipation of the birth of her first grandchild. She was loyal and devoted to her family.

Survivors: her parents of Mocksville; 2 sons, Rakeem (Elizabeth) Alexander of Clemmons, and Raheem Alexander of Mocksville; a daughter, Maya Parks of Mocksville; a sister, Jennifer (Henry) Taiwo, Acworth, Ga.; 3 brothers,  Clarence M. Parks Jr. of Winston-Salem, Melvin (Allison) Williams of Florida and Garrett Parks of Louisiana; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her funeral service will be Sunday, Sept. 26 at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with family visitation at 2:30. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Condolences: www.robertsfuneral.com.