Sparkman, Gail Parker


Gail Parker Sparkman, beloved wife, mother and “Mimi” went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2015. She was born on February 23, 1940 to Howard and Evelyn Parker and grew up in Cleburne, Texas. She was a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in biology. She was devoted to her faith in Christ, her family and friends. She had a passion for teaching children about Jesus and the Bible. She spent over 30 years teaching Good News Club and working with children in the schools and church. Sweet Gail, as she was often referred to, was a loyal friend and prayer warrior for anyone who was in need.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Evelyn Parker. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerry Sparkman; sons, Scott Sparkman and Kyle Sparkman; daughter Susan Sparkman Morgan and husband Shane; grandsons, Kolbe Morgan and Brady Morgan; Sister, Lousue Williams and husband Bob and nieces, Karen Nava and Cathy Williams.

The memorial service will be Friday, March 27, at 2 pm in the Worship Center of First Baptist Carrollton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Proof Mission Tour of First Baptist Carrollton. To make a donation, go to and click on Online Giving, then select Living Proof Mission Tour in the dropdown box, or send your donation in care of the Financial Office, First Baptist Carrollton, 2400 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75006.

Please send family condolences and sign the guestbook on this website.

7 replies on “Sparkman, Gail Parker”

Mary Lynn Moseley says:

Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and give you peace. Your Mom was a great lady and I will always remember her and how sweet she always was to sit by in church.

Ellen Thurman says:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gail had the sweetest disposition, with a voice that was always soothing. I will truly miss her, but know that she is well and happy in heaven.

Chris Van Rees says:


You were an absolute joy to work with for 5 years. Your smile and attitude were infectious. We’re thinking about you and your family. You’ll be missed my friend.

Edwin Jackson says:

To Gail:

Over a decade of working together I never heard a discouraging word from you. You actually encouraged me one many days. Your presence in the morning lit up the office. You will be greatly missed.

To the family:

I am praying for your peace of heart during this trying time.

Tom Tiernan says:

In loving remembrance of the kindest, sweetest woman I have ever met. She was quick to smile and laugh, and never – not ever – had a bad word to say about anyone. The world is not nearly as nice without her.

Glenda Tewell says:

Gail was one of the sweetest and most genuine ladies that I have ever known. It was an honor to work with Gail for over 10 years. She was truly a blessing in my life and a dear friend.

I will keep her family in my prayers.

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