Renita Kay Parent – Obituary | Around The Town

IMG_3956Renita Kay McLendon Parent, 58, of Alexandria, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Renita is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Thomas and Birdie McLendon; maternal grandparents, Ernest Sr. and Nancy Rodrigues; granddaughter, Sophia Kay Parent; sisters-in-law, Becky Byles McLendon.

Renita was born in Many, LA on July 12, 1961, to Odis and Patsy McLendon. She graduated from Many High School in 1979. Soon afterwards, she moved to Alexandria, LA. where she raised her three girls. Renita was loving and would help anyone. She worked as a dental assistant for seventeen years and then worked for home health services where she cared for the elderly. Acts 20:35 states: “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” This is how Renita lived her life; she was a humble person who enjoyed working in the yard and working crossword puzzles. She loved being a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend to many. Her loved ones will remember her as the one who always strived for orderliness and perfectionism; for at family gathering she was always cleaning up after everybody and making sure everything stayed in order. att

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Tabitha Dubois and husband, Steven, Sabrina Parent and fiance, Max McElwee, Kelsea Hayes and husband, CJ; grandchildren, Zain Parent, Alyssa Simmons, Zanna Simmons, and Clayton Hayes; and her parents, Odis and Patsy McLendon; siblings, Odis “Skipper” and Diane McLendon, Keith McLendon, Patrick and Kelli McLendon; and Amy and Wayne Ebarb. Renita is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and her boyfriend of 23 years, Frank “Randy” Smith.

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