Private services for Carey Mae Parker, 23, of Wills Point, will be held at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
The family will spread her ashes at a later time.
Carey passed away in mid-March of 1991, sometime around St Patrick’s Day.
Carey Mae Parker was born on May 12, 1967 in Dallas, to Howard Parker and Elizabeth Parker. She was raised in Terrell, and moved to Wills Point in her early teens. Carey was a young mother, who loved celebrating holidays and creating fun memories with her three children. She was a strong-willed, free-spirited woman who enjoyed spending time on the lake and night driving with her kiddos.
Carey disappeared in March of 1991 and it wasn’t until February of 2021 that her family learned she was in a car accident that left her and her car submerged in Lake Tawakoni for three decades.
Thanks to the location and recovery efforts of a group of divers called Adventures with Purpose, Carey’s family now has answers and are able to bring her home to be laid to rest properly.
Carey is preceded in death by her parents, Howard Parker and Elizabeth (Taylor) Parker.
She is survived by her children, Brian Parker and wife Tashia of Wills Point, TX, Brandy Hathcock and husband Chris of Durant, OK, Mandee Taylor and husband David, of Wills Point, TX. She is also survived by her brother, Glenn Parker, and sisters, Patricia Gager and Mary Shelby. Carey’s legacy also includes four grandsons and three granddaughters that love her, but never got the opportunity to meet her.
In Lieu of flowers, family is requesting that donations be made in Carey’s honor to Community United Effort (CUE) Donate – CUE – Community United Effort (ncmissingpersons.org) or DNA Doe Project Donate - DNA Doe Project Cases to support their efforts in locating missing persons and solving John & Jane Doe cases.