Susan L. Parks

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Susan L. Parks

Susan L. Parks, 69, of Salisbury, Md., died peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. Born on March 8, 1949, in Rector, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Layer and Von Dell Cox Dawson.

Mrs. Parks was a devoted member of the Women of the Moose, Salisbury Chapter #1208, since joining the organization in 1983. During her 35 years of membership, Susan held many higher degrees. She also held a Women of the Moose International Degree as the Past Deputy Grand Regent from 2005-2006. Susan was also a member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association for 38 years. She retired from Salisbury University after 38 years of service as a Program Management Specialist.

In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Michael L. Parks.

Susan is survived by her two sons, David Parks and his wife Eva of Pittsville, Md., and Brian H. Parks and his fiancÚ Michelle of Salisbury; four grandchildren, Jessie Parks (Amy), Erika Kissinger (Jesse), Danny Parks (Julia) and Brittney Zickafoose (Eric); five great-grandchildren, Skye, Carter and Madeline Parks and Emersyn and Evelyn Kissinger; her step-mother, Wanda Layer of Arkansas; six siblings, Charlotte Layer Mills (Gary) of Maryland, Thomas A. Dawson, Jr. of Maryland, Andrea Johnson (Mark) of Maryland, Allison Broadbent (Chris) of Virginia, Matthew Dawson (Penny) of Maryland and Sondra Layer Lowe of Arkansas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Holloway Funeral Home, Salisbury. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moose Charities, 155 North International Drive, Mooseheart, Ill., 60539 or to the giver's favorite charity.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md., 21804. Those wishing to send condolences to the family, please visit