Corrine "Dollie" Parker Knight
Corrine “Dollie” Parker Knight, 61, died peacefully on July 7, 2016 in DeRidder, Louisiana after a struggle with ovarian cancer.
Dollie was born April 20, 1955 to Hugh and Adel Parker in DeRidder, Louisiana where she resided most of her life. She was a loving and devoted mother, sister, and friend, but her joy came from spending time with her grandchildren. She would travel to Mississippi and Texas to cheer them on from activities including baseball, football, dance, pageants, 4-H, and fair activities. She also had a passion for gardening. Dollie proudly hibernized many cannas including: Pistol Pete, Cajun Salsa, Adel’s Cajun Moon, Jared Zenz, Sierra’s Sunset, and MiKaela’s Dream. Dollie was a member of the Brugmansia Growers International as well as other gardening organizations. Dollie was involved in directing many pageants, as well as being the chairperson for the Miss Roses in the Pine. She enjoyed being a member of the Rosepine Historical Society and was instrumental in promoting the Rosepine/Evans Historical Park.
Dollie was preceded in death by her son: Charles Michael Knight, Jr. and her parents: Hugh “Pete” & Adel Fee Parker. Survivors include her children: Cheri (Aaron) Dettori, Corey Brister, Chad Brister, Brad Brister, Stephanie (Shon) Calcote, and Terry Parker; sisters, Patricia (Terrell) Robertson, Karen Parker, Paula Grandt, and Misty Portis; brothers, Charles Parker, Richard Parker, and Greg (Nicole) Parker; 15 grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 10, 2016 also at the funeral home. The Reverend Roger Gill will officiate. Burial will follow at John C. White Family Cemetery of Providence in Providence Community. Donations may be made in Dollie’s honor to Heart of Hospice or the DeRidder Junior Women’s League.