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Sue Tompkins

October 6, 1940 — February 27, 2023

Virginia Sue Parks was born in Talihina, Oklahoma on October 6, 1940 to Joe and Katherine (Mills) Parks. The family eventually moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma. Her early childhood, and that of her 3 sisters, was not an easy one. Gratefully, she was introduced to the Lord at a very young age and the seeds of a strong faith were sewn. That faith, and the strong bond she shared with her sisters, would sustain her through the loss of her parents, through her youth spent at the Baptist Children's Home in Oklahoma City and throughout her adult life.
Sue married Bob Tompkins on June 1, 1961. They were married for almost 60 years and together they had four children. Bob's career took them to Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, back to Oklahoma, to New Mexico and back to Oklahoma. No matter what new town life took them to, they immediately sought a new church home where they could work and serve the Lord. Sue's passion was serving in children's ministries, church nurseries, and serving the community through food ministries. She was also a prayer warrior. She had an unwavering faith and spent time every day in prayer and reading God's word.
Sue had a special ability to make a house a home and she made everyone who entered their home feel loved and welcomed. (So much so, that their children's friends and dates often wanted to hangout out at the Tompkins' house and play games with their parents!)
Preceding Sue in death are her parents, her sister (Jane Wisniewski), her husband Bob and her son (Robert Scott Tompkins).
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Billie Jo and JD Hadley (Edmond, OK), her sister Daisy Gibson (Edmond, OK), her daughter and son-in-law Mitzi and Bob Vavrick (Twin Lakes, WI), her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Chris Allen (Gracemont, OK), her son and daughter-in-law Steve and Julie Tompkins (Nolanville, TX), her nephews Wayne (Kristie) Wisniewski and Ken (Melissa) Hadley, and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Baptist Children's Home of Oklahoma City.
Funeral: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 2, 2023
First Baptist Church, Anadarko, OK
Interment: Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, OK
Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK
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