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Johnathan Tyler Parks
  • 19 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 11, 1995
  • Date of passing: Apr 10, 2015
Let the loving memory of Jon-Jon,be forever in our hearts. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid...In my Father's house are many mansions"

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHNATHAN TYLER PARKS

July 11, 1995 - April 10, 2015

Johnathan Tyler Parks (Jon-Jon) 19, of Memphis, TN, passed at 6:45 AM, Friday, April 10, 2015 at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

He was born on July 11, 1995 in Memphis, TN, to Johnny and Alicia Parks.

Johnathan is survived by his father Johnny Parks of Nesbit, MS, mother Alicia Parks of Memphis TN, step-father Cary Smith, brother Justin Parks, sister Katie Smith, step-sister Savannah Smith, his grandparents Martha Parks, Theresa and Harry Kollatz, aunts Glenda Parks and Debby Butler, uncles Glenn Parks and Michael Kollatz, cousins Stephanie Kollatz, Danielle Kollatz, Steven Kollatz, Michael Kollatz and several other cousins. 

Johnathan went to school at Fayette-Ware High School for a period during his battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

Johnathan had a beautiful kindred spirit and smile. You could see his soul through his captivating gorgeous eyes and his laughter was simply contagious. He was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. He loved playing video games, riding dirt bikes, four wheelers, his bike and riding on the back of his Daddy's Harley. He also loved to swim...doing awesome cannon balls, skateboarding, watching funny and scary movies, singing rap songs, listening to music, playing around on his laptop, and just hanging out with his family and friends. His favorite meal was a big giant steak with fries and ketchup (he loved ketchup on everything!!) and a good cold Dr. Pepper.

The visitation was at Family Funeral Care on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The funeral service followed the next day at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 17, 2015, also at Family Funeral Care.

Pastor Danny Crosby from Hope Presbyterian Church officiated.

Johnathan was laid to rest at Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery - Garden of Prayer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation @ www.cff.org or Le Bonheur Children's Hospital @ www.lebonheur.org

Breathe easy sweet Johnathan...you are now free.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Sunday, April 19, 2015
To Our Sweet Jon-Jon,

Little did we know that morning God would call your name. In life we loved you more than you will ever know and in death we will do the same. It tore our hearts to pieces to lose you our sweet boy, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you that day God called you home. You left us such beautiful heartfelt memories and your love is still our guide, and although we cannot see you, you will always be at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one our chain will link again.

So our sweet angel, our gift from God above, we wanted you to know that you are now set free, and wishing so badly that you could be with me. We feel you watching over us with so many special memories tucked deep within our hearts and even though you may be gone, we will never be apart. You are one of God's heavenly angels now a perfect little star, and when you shine the world will see how beautiful you are. May you fly high with your angel wings in an eternity of love and though our hearts are broken, and your life was much too short, we thank you our sweetest angel for the all the happiness you brought.

You are with us you too, as close and present as each and every heartbeat we take, so know as the sun rises and sets here on earth each and everyday we will be together once again on that special day. We will miss everything about you. Your beautiful smile, those gorgeous eyes and those big hugs and kisses you would always give to us. When we swim, have a scary movie and pizza night, or eat steak, we will be thinking of you!

Breathe easy sweet Love Bug...you are free. Forever loved and Forever in our hearts.

With All Our Love Forever & Always...until we meet again...
~ Aunt Glenda and Aunt Debby, Somerville, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Sunday, April 12, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
~  The Staff of Family Funeral Care Summer Avenue Chapel, Memphis, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Sunday, April 12, 2015
May GOD Bless you ..and your entire family.. Darrin Wilson
~ Darrin Wilson, Bartlett, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Sunday, April 12, 2015
I don't know where to begin, my heart dropped. It's sinking in that this is real.i miss you bud.u always had a smile on your face.u were a charmer lol.you was such a big flirt.i can't believe u are gone.as we got older we became closer,because aggravating me,wasn't going to work lol.i miss you so much. I love you. Breathe easy bud.
~  Stephanie kollatz, southaven, Mississippi"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
Rest in Peace sweet John John! Our condolences to the entire family.
~ Star & Richard Lewis, Coldwater, Mississippi"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
When we lose a loved one on earth, we gain an angel in heaven. May God give you comfort and peace during these difficult days. We are truly sorry for your loss and know that you are all in our prayers. Love, Ted and Linda Sones
~ Linda Sones, Bartlett, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
So sorry for your loss...God be with you all..
~ Rhonda Lyle, Lamar, Mississippi |Contact Me"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
My deepest Sympathy to you All.. May God be with you at this saddest time . Prayers for healing God Bless
~ Rhonda Lyle, Lamar, Mississippi |Contact Me"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
My sincerest condolences to all of Johnathan's family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
~ Mari Okami, New York, New York"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
May your wonderful memories of Johnathan bring you comfort. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Donna Amoroso, Minneapolis, Minnesota"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
~ Mark & Laurie Sorrell, Southaven, Mississippi"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Monday, April 13, 2015
Johnathan was a wonderful person and I am so so heart broken that he is gone. I had planned on coming to Memphis and seeing him in May. Now I don't get the chance. I wish I wouldn't have waited. You are all in my prayers through this heart breaking time. He was and still is a loved young man
~ Charity Wrather, Dexter, Missouri"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sending Prayers.God Bless
~ sheila white, bridge city, Texas"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon-Jon was such a sweet young man. Very fond memories of him as my sons fun-loving (skateboarding : ) , song-writing, friend. Cystic Fibrosis plagued his life - but he always kept positive and encouraged others to do so as well. No more suffering for this beautiful, spirited soul that will remain in the lives of all that loved him. Sincere condolences to the Parks family.
~  Jackie Butler, Oakland, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Wednesday, April 15, 2015
He was one of my best friends and there will always be a special place in my heart for him. Hurt no more my friend
~ jack butler, bolivar, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Thursday, April 16, 2015
My sweet JonJon, I will miss him dearly, in just a 2 year time spand of knowing him, he made a huge impact on my life, his sweet spirit and loving heart. We had some fun times with lots of laughter. There will always be a special place in my heart for him and now a piece of my heart in heaven. I was a better person for knowing him. Love always, Nay~Nay
~ Jeanne' Smith, Millington, Tennessee"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Thursday, April 16, 2015
Beth and Theresa:
Phyliss called me tonight to tell me about JonJon. I am so sorry. I have to take my mother to the doctor tomorrow at 1 so I will not be able to attend the funeral. Please know that you are both in my prayers and that I will be thinking of both of you tomorrow. Love you both.
Lynette Bergdoll"

This tribute was added by Deborah Butler on 9th May 2016

"Friday, April 17, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss Johnny. I do know how much you loved him. I wish I could of made it but had to work today. I'm praying for you and family. I love ya man.
~ Chris Peel, Peel, Mississippi"


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