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Evening Update


June 20, 2013

Mickey Kay Parsons

Feb. 28, 1952 - June 16, 2013

ANDERSON — The glorious, sunny Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013, turned abruptly bittersweet and surreal, as Mickey Kay (Hughes) Parsons unexpectedly departed her earthly body for the long-awaited heavenly reunion with beloved son Jamie Oscar Lunsford.

Mickey was born Feb. 28, 1952, in Anderson, to Douglas and Cona Mae (Harper) Hughes. The second of four children, she loved to joke, “Mom always said I came out showing my behind!”

She graduated mid-term from Anderson High School and moved to Columbus, Ohio, to live with dad, Doug Hughes and stepmother, Betty. It was her self-proclaimed “hippy period.” Upon returning to Anderson, she worked for various companies through the years, among them Western Electric, United Technologies, Community Hospital and, lastly, Hoosier Park.

A lifelong member of the Church of Christ, Mickey was baptized at Hillcrest Church of Christ as a teen. Her faith carried her through countless challenges, setbacks and health issues.

Mickey was a country girl, loved her cowgirl hat and always had a bandana stuck in her waistband or pocket. Outdoors, digging in the dirt, planting flowers and popping out dandelions, she was a happy girl! Put her on the John Deere mower and her day was perfect. Seashells, the beach and ocean, the mountains, sunsets ... she delighted in nature and God’s blessings. She loved angels, and her collection provided soothing peace and tranquility.

She totally adored her grandchildren and cherished the summer times they’d spend with her at “the farm” when they were little. Collin was Jamie’s “mini-me,” Haley was her little dress-up doll, and Dylan was her little critter lover.

Mickey Kay was like a female version of James Dean . . . a free spirit, full of p*** and vinegar, with a come-what-may attitude. Eclectic, that’s the word! A bit of a fashionista, she gravitated to any and all things that sparkled! She was crazy in love with all things Tinkerbell! She was hilarious! At her best she sparkled from the inside out! That luminescence of her sweet spirit, now set free, shall light the way for all who love and cherish having known Mickey Kay!

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