Glynda Sue Sepulvado Parker
was born July 10, 1946
in Natchitoches, Louisiana to
Johnnie Clayton and Eula Louise Bates Sepulvado. Her twin sister Lynda Lou Sepulvado Contrucci arrived on the scene 15 minutes later. She grew up in Temple, TX graduating from Temple High School in 1964. She attended Temple College and University of Houston, completing a Pre-Nursing curriculum. Afterward, she attended Herman Hospital School of Nursing, becoming a diploma nurse in 1967.
In 1969, Glynda met Captain Anthony William Parker, Jr (Tony). They married January 3, 1970 after a three-month courtship. Glynda always said she knew quickly that he was “the one” and there was no reason to wait. Their daughter, Melissa, was born December 2, of 1970. Their son, Anthony William Parker, III (Trey), was born on December 2, of 1978. She always joked that they were born on the same day so she could remember their birthdays.
While raising children, Glynda
went back to school and obtained a Bachelor of Nursing from UMHB. She continued on, receiving a Masters of Nursing from Texas A & M Corpus Christi as an honors student. She used her knowledge in the classroom as she taught nursing students at Temple College for over three decades. Thousands of students were touched by her meticulous, innovative, and creative teaching. She instilled excellent patient care to all she taught. After retirement, she continued to pour into students through her work in the Simulation Lab.
Glynda loved Jesus. She decided to follow Him at ten years old and never looked back. He was at the forefront of every choice and every decision. When she chose a career, she found one that served Jesus through serving people. When she chose a husband, she chose one who she could commit a lifetime to. When she had children, she was a protective advocate who cheered them on in whatever they pursued. She loved her parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and extended family. She loved hosting family, her YaYa sisters and church family; loving and serving them in their home. She had the gift of hospitality and was able to share that gift with those the Lord brought to her and Tony, in the home they were able to build on their land in 2007.
Glynda became a GG in 2010. She loved her granddaughter, Ella, who states plainly that her GG now lives in her heart. GG loved adding Hugo to her family in 2018.
Glynda was a courageous warrior. After a career of serving student nurses, Glynda faced the other end of the treatment room as patient. She battled fearlessly and touched many lives with her testimony of God’s faithfulness to her.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day
(2 Timothy 4:7-8)
Glynda won the race, March 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm.
Glynda leaves a family who adored her including husband, Tony Parker; children, Melissa Parker and Trey Parker and wife Claudia; precious grandchildren, Ella Parker and Hugo Hernandez; brothers, Johnnie Wayne Sepulvado (Nancy) and Richard Sepulvado; sisters, Lynda Contrucci (Paul) and Denise Lagrone (Tom); nieces, Amy Contrucci, Megan Lagrone (Kyle), Jana Frederick (Mike) and nephews John Contrucci (Melissa), Chip Sepulvado (Jaime), and Mark Kendall; as well as so many loved friends.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship account in honor of Glynda Sue Parker at Extraco Banks, P.O. Box 6122, ATTN: Lisa Winkler, Temple, TX 76503 has been established.
Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Friday April 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church. Celebration of Life will be at 4:00 P.M. Saturday April 6, 2019 at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bellwood Memorial Park.
Guest book and obituary at www.scanioharperfuneralhome.com