Sandra "Barefoot" Gail Parks

Saturday, April 2, 1966 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Joy to Everyone

Photo of Sandra "Barefoot" Gail Parks  - 1966-2019

Waynesville- Sandra “Barefoot” Gail  Parks, age, 53, a special lady that was loved by everyone, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Sandra was born April 2, 1966 to the late Charles Parks and the late Sue Ledford Parks. She was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant, working at several nursing homes throughout the area and also Haywood Lodge in Waynesville. Sandra’s faith led her to attend Full Gospel Holiness Church. Her delightful personality was a joy to everyone and her time with her “fur baby” dogs- Angel, Halo, and Bella were treasured by Sandra.  She loved her family deeply and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles “Bo” Parks and her sister, Mildred English.

She is survived by her son, Keith Parks and Hailey of Waynesville;  grandchildren, Logan, Tanner, and Dawson;  her sisters, Shirley Franklin and Bill of Fuquay Varina,  Kathy Owen and Michael of Waynesville and Judy Price and Steve of Tennessee; eight nieces and nephews and many friends.

A celebration of life service for Sandra will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Full Gospel Holiness Church. Pastor Martha Whitley will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made in Sandra’s memory to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave. Asheville, NC 28803.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Parks family.


Condolences from family and friends


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Barefoot you will be very missed here on Earth but the Angels have a wonderful person in thier mist . A heart of gold as friend, mother,and grandma and your fur babies . Fly high my friend
Cricket Green
Theres so much I could say about sandra but there is not enough time to write it. She has been so kind to me and my family and treated us as her own family. She always loved my kids and called them her adopted grandkids and she was going to take tanner and give me visitation of him because his smile made her day everytime she saw him. When my 7 year old was in the hospital she said some of the kindest words to help me get through the roughest waters, she always helped me find a way out of a dark place and I could never thank her enough for being the sweet, kid, loving woman that she was. I'll miss our talks so much... just remember we love you sandra and will never forget you. We will meet again and I look forward to seeing you again beautiful angel.
LoriAnne Surrett
To Sandra's family, she was a great person. We spoke everytime we saw each other and I'll miss seeing her. Prayers for comfort for all of you.
Dianne Gray
Will always love and miss her she was the best. She use to baby sit me. Ill miss u so much. R.I.P.
Trae Bankhead
Sandra was a great co worker. I first came in contact with her in 2014 at HVO. She and I became close by our love for iced coffee and the fact that my daughter was just born that year and close to Sandra's bday. I got let go from HVO in 2015 but we crossed paths again in 2018 at Haywood Lodge. She was a complete joy to be around and to work along side. She will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy is with her family during this tough time.
Kimberly Adams
I knew Sandra for 23 years..we had been good friends back in the day. I'm so sorry for your loss for she was a wonderful person and friend. I will be praying for the family.
Angie Hill
Knew Sandra long ago from my job at Food Lion . So sorry to hear of her passing . Prayers for her family and friends .
Debbie Hannon
We shared the same birthday and sent to school together she was always smiling and friendly to everyone she will be missed
Teresa Smith
My condolences to the Parks family. May God bring the family the comfort and strength they need during this time of grief. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Prayers to the Family may God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sandra will be missed she was a good friend.
Patty Teague
My loves and hugs to Sandra’s family. God Bless You!
Joy Bennett
Sandra I am going to miss you dearly. We have laughed, cried and loved hard together. I still can't believe you're gone. To Keith: I love you as if you were my own son. I thank God everyday that He placed you and your Mom in my life again when you were just a baby. Some of the best memories I have are with you and Sandra. My prayers are with you, Hailey and the boys. Love you all!
Tracy Gilliland
So sorry to hear this. Sandra always had a smile.for everyone. Many prayers for.the family.
Tammie phillips