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.