Rita Parks, 80, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was born April 17, 1933, in Rayne, La., to Robert L. Davis and Theresa Lebleu Davis. She worked as Executive Director of Sales Audit for Dillard’s Department Stores of Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, John L. Davis.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John W. Parks; children, Theresa E. Champion and husband Charles, David J. Parks, and Donna M. Smith; grandchildren, Shelly Smith and husband Shane, Krystie Ellis and husband Ryan, Jon P. Champion and wife Lori, Rebecca McWilliams and husband Kyle; great-grandchildren, Madyson Ellis, Rylee Ellis, Presley Smith, Kolton Smith; sister, Nancy Thomas of Houston; and many family and friends.

A funeral was held at Tuesday, May 28 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Burial was in Rest Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association www.heart.org or the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org.

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