Twila Parker Lester

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Twila Parker Lester passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by her children. 

Twila Parker was born on March 2, 1933 to Ammar and Jewel Young Kirby in Altus, Oklahoma. Twila married Francis Lee Jackson in 1950 and together they had three children; Kim, Marsha and Jimmie. After the death of Francis Lee Jackson, Twila married Jesse William Parker and they had one son, Scott. Jess and Twila lived in Olton with their children until Jesse William Parker passed away in 1995. Twila married Winston Lester in 1999 and moved to Lubbock. Her marriage to Winston lasted until his death in 2008. Twila lived every day to the fullest. She enjoyed cooking, caring for others, watching her grandchildren play sports and playing bridge.

Survivors include her children, Kimberlee Francis Parker and wife, Jo Marie; Marsha Gail de la Garza and husband, Eddie; Jimmie Eugene Parker; Dennis Scott Parker and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Brandon Lee Parker and wife, Jordan Paige; Joel de la Garza and wife, Kathleen; Jeffrey de la Garza and wife, Erika; Jessica Porras and husband, Gilberto; Ashlee, Luke, Alyson, Tess, Lindsey, Lauren and Travis Parker; great-grandchildren, Jackson Parker, Kai, Isla, Rose, and Genevieve de la Garza; Emilia and Luca Porras; siblings, Clifford, and Hulon Kirby; Vade Kirby and wife, Marie; Troy Kirby and wife, Billie; Joy Byers, and Una Shaw and husband, Sid.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ammar and Jewel Edith Kirby; spouses, Francis Lee Jackson, Jesse William Parker, and Winston Lester.


12 thoughts on “Twila Parker Lester”

  1. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the sweetest ladies I know. Loved her and she will be missed. I am praying for you during these hard times. She is in a wonderful place. God Bless you and he family.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew Twila from a friend at Raider Ranch. We have had lunch and played bridge many times. She was a sweet and funny lady. I will truly miss her. Praying for her family.

  3. So sorry to hear this news. We met Twila when she visited family in Birmingham, AL. She was a very kind and sweet lady. She will be missed greatly. Jimmie, Tess and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    William and Debbie

  4. I am at a loss for words with the loss of our precious Twila. She was such a dear, close friend. I had talked to her since Christmas and was going to try and get everyone together from when we all worked at Super Suppers. That was what she asked me to do . She was always amazing at how much she could get done along side 20 year olds. She has been such a part of my life for so many years. It won’t be the same without Twila. Gods blessing for comfort and peace for you her beloved family

  5. So terribly sorry to hear this news! Prayers for your family! Twill a was such an engaging, positive , and joyful lady! Loved her sweet smile and her friendship with my mother and other residents at Raider Ranch! She will be missed terribly! May God comfort the family and bring many beautiful memories of her life to mind to carry in your hearts! I took her and my mom 2 weeks before Christmas to Crackerbarrel to eat and bought them matching Christmas motif sweatshirts, The three of us had a great time! Twill a was sharing the great news for her daughter, Judge Judy Parker! Rest in peace, Twilla and you will be missed but will live on in our hearts!

  6. Gary "Bull" Durham

    My sympathy to the Twila Lester family. She is celebrating life in heaven today and hereafter. I have a fond memory of her at her daughter’s 40th class reunion. Twila was more active than the class.

  7. Connie Hall Sanford

    I am saddened to hear of this. Twila was one of my favorite people. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers

  8. Dear Family,
    I wish to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. The Bible’s promises are comforting and give hope. “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. – Revelation 21:4. I hope this gives comfort to your family. If you would like to know more about what the Bible promises, please visit : free of charge or obligation.
    With Deepest Sympathy, Kristy

  9. Love, prayers, compassion I have for you, Marsha. Your mom gave love, hope, and joy. I wish I could be there.

  10. My family and I are truly sorry for your loss. Aunt Twila was a fixture in the foundation of our family. I will always have fond memories of her.

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