Obituary of Andra Lee Parchman
Andra Parchman 76, passed away Sunday morning, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her father, Maurice Hamm, mother Mary Lee Hamm, and beloved grandmother Berta Britz. Left to cherish Andra’s memory are her loving husband of 45 years, Danny Parchman, daughter Kim Davis, son Scott Davis, and wife Robin; daughter Dana Hanks and husband Danny. Twin sister Sandra Maner, and sisters Linda Foster and husband David, and Debbie Anderson and husband Neil; five grandchildren and a host of loving family, friends, coworkers, and former students.
Andra was born on Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Texas on November 22, 1946. Her dad was in the Air Force. She and the family moved to several places including Japan in support of his service. She graduated from Vanden High School in California. The family moved to LaPorte in 1965 where she started her working career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She married Gary Davis and had two children, Kim and Scott Davis and lived in Missouri City, TX. She married Danny Parchman in November of 1977. They moved to LaPorte in 1978 where their daughter Dana was born. She worked at Les Marks for a few years and then started a career as an aid at College Park Elementary. From their three children came five wonderful grandchildren; Faith, Jordan, Madisyn, Cory, and Kaylee.
Andra was a woman who loved nurturing others, spending 25 years as an employee in La Porte ISD. She would eventually retire in 2012, secretly hoping she would have another five grandkids. Andra was an amazing wife, mother, teacher, provider, nurturer, and Nana to all. She spent her life working with children and supporting her family. When not in school she was often found sitting in auditoriums all weekend watching “her babies” dance, and I am not only talking about her biological grandbabies! She cheered and cried and clapped and yelled for anyone on the girls’ team. To her, they were all her babies and it didn't take you long to know she meant it. She attended every award assembly, performance, show, and game. Even at these events, she made it a point to congratulate or console teammates and other students. She wanted them to know she saw them and that they had done a good job. Her empathy and compassion for others was unmatched especially when it came to children. No matter how long she knew you, she became your Nana, that was a title she took seriously.
While it is difficult today, we have firm confidence that she now has the best seat in the house with Our Father in Heaven.
A Memorial Service for Andra will be held from 6:00p to 8:00 pm in the Clayton Funeral Home Chapel, in La Porte, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the La Porte Education Foundation (LPEF) in her memory.
In Loving Memory
1946 - 2022
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