Funeral services for Georgia Lea (Parker) Justus, a longtime Atoka, OK resident, were held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Atoka with Bro. Jerry Richard officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka was in charge of arrangements.
M r s . Justus was born June 16, 1941 to Lee James and Virgie Pauline (Rains) Parker at Atoka and passed away March 16, 2020 at Atoka at the age of 78 years and 9 months. She graduated high school and later received a business certificate from Kiamichi Technology Center. Georgia married John P. Self on February 25, 1958 in Durant. She later married Donald Grist on November 4, 1964 at Mena, AR. He preceded her in death. She then married Everett Justus who also preceded her in death. Georgia was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church, was a previous member of Harmony Baptist, Lane Pentecostal and Dayspring Church. She enjoyed quilting, was an avid vegetable gardner, liked to write poetry, was a stickler about grammar, spelling and punctuation and she was highly intelligent. Georgia loved to dance and passed her love of the two-step on to her children.
Survivors include her sons, Timothy Self and wife Patricia of Atoka, William Self and wife Latricia. and Michael Justus, all of Dallas, TX; daughters, Donna Eagleberger and husband Larry of Stringtown, Lisa (Grist) Carlile and husband Claude and Shannon Grist all of Atoka and Tracy Lick and husband William of Harrah, OK; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roger Eddie Parker and James “Jimmy” Parker and wife Judy all of Tupelo; sisters, Gladys June Howard and husband Paul of Stringtown and Nadine Allen of Houston, TX; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Donald Grist and Everett Justus; and daughter, Jamie Grist. Condolences may
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