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Eloise Ann Parks of Richardson, Texas passed away on October 23, 2021. She was born February 11, 1961 in Kediri, Java, Indonesia to missionary parents Keith and Helen Jean Parks. She graduated in 1979 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Virginia and with a BA (1983) from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated with her Masters in Religious Education (1993) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.

Eloise was a Clinical Pastoral Counselor / Chaplain who served in a number of places including Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  She served as a Minister / Associate Pastor including at Duxbury Congregational Church. She invested in people everywhere she lived including Virginia, Brazil, Kentucky, Texas, and Massachusetts. What a friend and mentor posted is very true: Eloise loved her family.  She loved her friends.  She loved Jesus, and she loved God’s world—all of it.  She was a champion of the disenfranchised, a fierce advocate for justice.”

She was well known for her gifts of incredible jewelry (earrings, necklaces, etc.) and purses and for taking her nieces and nephews to eat at wonderful and interesting restaurants. She made cakes and Indonesian food for weddings and other special events.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to share the Gospel where it has not been heard. READ THE FULL OBITUARY 

Donations in memory of Eloise Parks can be made online using a credit or debit card.

Donations can also be made via online check through your bank with bill pay.  Our Donor Relations Specialist will be glad to assist donors with setting up accounts and giving options.

Donor Relations can be reached by phone at (469) 814-8233 or email

If you prefer to mail the donation, please make the check payable to Beyond and send the check to the PO Box address below. On the memo line of the check or on an attached note indicate the donation is “In Memory of Eloise Parks.”  ActBeyond P.O. Box 831539, Richardson, TX 75083