Twila Parker Lester died on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A gathering to celebrate her life of 84 years, was held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, in Lubbock. Twila Parker was born on March 2, 1933 to Ammar and Jewel Young Kirby in Altus, Okla. She married Francis Lee Jackson in 1950. After his death, Twila married Jesse William Parker. Jess and Twila lived in Olton with their children until Jesse William Parker died in 1995. Twila married Winston Lester in 1999 and moved to Lubbock. Her marriage to Winston lasted until his death in 2008. She enjoyed cooking, caring for others, watching her grandchildren play sports and playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ammar and Jewel Edith Kirby; spouses, Francis Lee Jackson, Jesse William Parker, and Winston Lester. Survivors include her children, Kimberlee Francis Parker and wife, Jo Marie; Marsha Gail de la Garza and husband, Eddie; Jimmie Eugene Parker; Dennis Scott Parker and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Brandon Lee Parker and wife, Jordan Paige; Joel de la Garza and wife, Kathleen; Jeffrey de la Garza and wife, Erika; Jessica Porras and husband, Gilberto; Ashlee, Luke, Alyson, Tess, Lindsey, Lauren and Travis Parker; great-grandchildren, Jackson Parker, Kai, Isla, Rose, and Genevieve de la Garza; Emilia and Luca Porras; siblings, Clifford, and Hulon Kirby; Vade Kirby and wife, Marie; Troy Kirby and wife, Billie; Joy Byers, and Una Shaw and husband, Sid.

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