Dorothy Mae ‘Prosser’ Parker

Dorothy Mae ‘Prosser’ Parker

Dorothy Mae “Prosser” Parker, wife of Bill W. Parker, 84, of Cape Girardeau, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:02 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2020. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Ida Mae Prosser; a brother, Edward Prosser; a sister-in-law, Glenda Prosser; a sister-in-law Shirley Prosser; a daughter, Lela Ann Parker; a granddaughter, Christina Beth Greenley; and a great-grandson, Xavier Tribout.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Parker of Cape Girardeau; daughter Cindy Parker of Symsonia, Ky.; daughter Sheila (Larry) Taylor of Scott City, Mo.; daughter Elizabeth (Clayton) Greenley of Tamms; son Phillip (Sherry) Parker of Tamms; son Tim (Janice) Parker of Tamms; daughter Myra Parker of Olive Branch; daughter Wanda Parker of Olive Branch; son Tom (Amy) Parker of Cape Girardeau; and daughter Kristie (Donnie) Tucker of Olive Branch; brother Zane Prosser of Edwardsville; brother Dave Prosser of Thebes; 24 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

She was born on March 29, 1936, the eldest of four children, to Vernon and Ida Mae Prosser in Grafton.

She married Bill W. Parker on Jan. 15, 1956. They had 10 children. She was a stay-at-home mom while Bill drove a truck providing for their family. She and Bill had a huge heart for family and friends and offered their home many times to those in need.

She lived her life for the Lord and her family. She was patient and kind and was a godly wife, mother and granny. She didn’t just teach her family the Bible, she lived it. She served people; she counseled many young people over the decades and prayed for many people during her life. 

She loved her church family and for years taught Sunday School Class and taught on the Book of Revelation. She was a shining example of what a wife, mother and child of God should be.

Her home is now in heaven with her beloved daughter, Lela. John 3:6, “Truly I tell you; no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. That which is born of the flesh may die; that which is born of the Spirit will live forever.” 

She is dancing on the streets of Glory.

Funeral services were at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Larry Taylor officiating. Interment followed in McCrite Cemetery in Tamms.

Memorials can be made to the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

To sign the online guestbook, visit

Jones Funeral Home Tamms was in charge of arrangements.

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