Cornelia "Coni" Parks, was born at Portsmouth, Ohio on May 26, 1941 and passed away in Torrance at the age of 67 as a result of a long illness with diabetes and liver failure. She died on Sunday, January 24, 2010. Coni was a resident of Gardena and Torrance for most of her life. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and once owned Coni's Used Bookstore on Gardena Boulevard. She was active in the PTA in Torrance and was a member of the South Bay Lions Club. She is survived by her beloved husband, Tom, to whom she was married for 46 years. They met when they were both employed at the Gardena Club. Also, her children Julie Nyguen, Thieu; Randy Boyer; Patrick Parks, Ryan Parks, Saundra; her step-children, Teri Sheedy, Scott; Tom Parks, Jr., Debbie; her granddaughters Jamie Boyer, Lauren Parks and Maxwell Pond and great-granddaughter Aaliyah, great-grandson Jayden, and many nieces and nephews. She attended Gardena Elementary School and Gardena High School. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in her name. Graveside services will be held at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena on Friday, January 29 at 11 a.m. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories and to obtain directions to services.

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  1. Aunt Connie was such a fun & loving person. I have so many happy memories of her. Now shes at home with my mom & grandma. I like to think of them all 3 up in heaven dancining & smiling down on us. I LOVE YOU AUNT CONNIE Lisa

  2. Parks family, we are very saddened by the passing of Coni she truly was a special lady. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. She touched many hearts & her spirit will live on through all of us. Rest in Peace Coni, we love you.

  3. Parks’ Family, Patrick, my beloved brother, Tom, Ryan, Randy, Julie, Saundra may God bless you and comfort you in this time of mourning. My prayers are always with you along with those of my family. All of you have been a blesing to me and my family and now in your time of need my prayer is that we can bless you in the knowledge that we share in your grief. Blessings my friends, Clay & Family

  4. I always think of Coni laughing and smiling. It’s good to have that kind of memory.She will be missed.

  5. I’ve known Coni since Jr. High school and we have been friends ever since. We had a lot of good times and shared a lot of good memories. One memory I have was when we were adults, we went to a “slumber party” like we used to do as kids. There were 15 of us and we spent the night talking like we were still in high school. It was a lot of fun. I’ll miss Coni alot. Jacquie (Anderson) Ponder

  6. I felt I knew Coni from the first time I met her, as she was so warm and approachable. She was a loving presence in Alex and Tiffany’s life and clearly was one of the reasons that Ryan grew up to be such a fine man. My deepest condolences to the entire Parks family. –Elizabeth

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