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Helen Jean Parker

September 19, 1933 - December 8, 2019

Helen Jean (Alexander) Parker of Allen, Texas passed away on December 8, 2019 at the age of 86. She was born on September 19, 1933 to Eddie Millard Alexander and Ethel Eveline Newman in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Helen married William Knight Parker on May 16, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. She worked as a flight attendant for Braniff International Airways from which she retired to start a family with Bill. Helen also had her private pilot’s license.  Even after retiring, she loved traveling.  Her family will all remember her as a great cook.   Helen attended Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church. She was a long time member of the "Clipped B's", the Braniff International Retired Flight Attendants Association.

Helen is survived by her son, Scott Howell Parker and his wife, Janet of Allen, Texas; stepdaughters, Carol Crowder of Florence, Texas and Pam Helton and husband, Dwaine of Mesquite, Texas; stepson, William K. Parker, Jr. and his wife, Ahnna of Lubbock, Texas; grandsons, Justin Parker and Travis Parker, both of Allen, Texas; numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Knight Parker; parents; and brother, Eddie Alexander.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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I was hoping to attend the Memorial Service for Helen this morning. But Mr flu caught me yesterday. I have such sweet memories of Helen. She had an infectious laugh. She let me sleep in her bedroom while she was off somewhere. I’m glad she had a long life and her family was around her. God bless you all on this day. Mike Norfleet , December 13, 2019 "Ah ha" was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.
Ruth Mank, December 11, 2019