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Dora Bunch Parkinson

Dora Bunch Parkinson, 84, of Durant, MS went home to be with her Lord on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Highland Home in Ridgeland surrounded by her beloved family.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Durant. Interment followed at Mizpah Cemetery.
Mrs. Parkinson was born on January 11, 1932 in Benton, MS to the late Jack and Maude Bunch. After graduating high school she attended Holmes Junior College in Goodman, MS. While there she met the love of her life Boyette S. Parkinson, Jr. when he returned from the Korean Conflict. They married and remained in Holmes County where she had a long career in banking and shared in her husband’s farming and cattle operation. In 1999 she retired from Holmes County bank after many years of service.
Momma D loved to read, sing in the choir, serve in her church and cook for her family. During retirement she was devoted to volunteering and serving as an Alderwoman for the City of Durant. Along with her career and raising a family, she had a deep devotion to First United Methodist Church where she served in many aspects of the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend Boyette S. Parkinson, Jr., infant daughter Debbie, son Steve and her brothers Jack Lee Bunch and James Paul Bunch.
She is survived by son Terry and wife Toni Parkinson of Pickens, MS, son Jeff and wife Juanita Parkinson of Durant, MS; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Parkinson Cantrell, Lacy Parkinson Cunningham, Sloan Parkinson, Hanna Parkinson, Abbie Parkinson, Allie Parkinson, Ashleigh Parkinson and Collin Parkinson; and four great grandchildren Finley and Lottie Cantrell, James and Mattie Cunningham.
Her family is so grateful for her compassionate caregivers, Shirley Hughes, Lou Della Banks, the staff at Highland Home and PAX Hospice.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Durant, 213 West Madison Street, Durant, MS 39063 or to PAX Hospice, 359 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157.

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