Mrs Gladys Parks Holness

January 10, 2017


Mrs.  Gladys Parks Holness 66, of 706 Sydney Drive formerly of 323 Orchard Road Hudson, NY passed January 7, 2017 at her home.  She was the widow of Ernest Holness. She was born in Greenwood County September 30, 1950 a daughter of the late Asa Parks, Sr.  and Emma Mae Jefferson Parks. She was a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church and member of Shiloh Baptist Church Hudson, NY where she served on the Usher Board.

She retired from Walmart as Customer Service Manager in the Automotive Department.

She was preceded in death by a sister Leola Williams.

Surviving are a son Walter Hill of Atlanta, GA;  five daughters, Vanessa Hill of the home, Vondia (Harold) Brooks of Greenwood, Andrea Hill of Hudson, NY, Cherry(Unique) Dozier of Columbia, SC and Shenika Hill of Charlotte, NC; one step-son, Raphael Holness of West Indies, Jamaica; two brothers, Asa (Tonya) Parks, Jr. of Greenwood, SC, George (Bernice) Beasley of Columbus, GA; three sisters, Susan Brown and Lucy Parks of Greenwood,  SC and Daisy (Sammie) Randall of Hodges, 17 grandchildren , 24 great grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held  1PM  Friday, January 13, 2017 at Mt Zion Baptist Church with Bishop Emanuel Spearman officiating.

Mrs. Holness will be placed in the church at noon

Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at or via email

The family is at the home. Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parks-Holness family.

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