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Mella Batts

Saturday, May 3, 2003

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mella Quay Batts, 62, of Sikeston died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at her home.

She was born March 9, 1941, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of James Turner and Waymon Mary Louise Brewer Copous. She first married Kenneth Joe Parker Sr. She and Harry Eugene Batts were married in August 1991. He died April 19, 2002.

Batts was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of Bement Baptist Church at Bement, Mo.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Parker Jr. and Bradley Parker of Sikeston; a daughter, Patricia McCoy of Sikeston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a grandchild.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Delbert Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.