Crystal Lynn Parmer

October 22, 1959 - February 6, 2023

Crystal Lynn Parmer, 63, of Ozark, Arkansas, died Monday, February 6, 2023.  She was born on October 22, 1959, in Port Arthur, to Patricia June Hopkins Borne and Malcolm Travis Borne.

Crystal Lynn Parmer was affectionately known by most as Granny Crystal. She was quick to start a conversation with anyone including absolute strangers and could become a close and caring friend to anyone. Her ability to cook was unparalleled, filled with Texas Cajun flavor, whether it was small portions or for a large crowd. She was well known as an ornate and meticulous cake maker for all of her loved one’s special occasions. Her friends and family will always remember and cherish her as a fun, happy, sacrificial and compassionate person.

Survivors include her daughters, Tracie Clay and her husband, Reverend Joe, of Ozark, Arkansas and Sherri Parmer of Groves; grandchildren, Andrew Clay and his wife, Mallory, of Clarksville, Arkansas; and Sarah Clay and Reina Clay, both of Ozark, Arkansas; sister, Darlene McCall of Lumberton; and brother, Lonny Borne and his wife, Becky, of Tomball.  She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, J.W. Hodges; and granddaughter, Diana Clay.

A gathering of Crystal’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, 10169 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church-Port Arthur
  • 10169, Memorial Boulevard, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640,
  • February 11, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Funeral Service

Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church-Port Arthur
  • 10169, Memorial Boulevard, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640,
  • February 11, 2023
  • 12:00 pm


Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church-Port Arthur
  • 10169, Memorial Boulevard, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640,
  • February 11, 2023

Comments (12)

    Jo Desormeaux says:

    You were my husbands first cousin. There was always laughter . I remember us spending the night at your moms and hearing you pray before we all went to sleep. It wasn’t a little now I lay me down to sleep prayer you really prayed. I had never heard a young person pray like you did. You were very special all your life. God gave you many talents and you used them. All I can say is you had to have gotten to the place of perfection and God wanted you to walk that heavenly city with Him. We loved you so very much and will miss you every day.

    Arlen & Nikki Tannehill says:

    We loved Granny Crystal, such a sweet lady. We love you Tracie and Sherry and the family, praying for you all.

    Velma Hice says:

    I knew you a short time but I was happy to.have met such a sweet God Fearing honest loving human being that God had made for me to meet .You’ll be truly missed Sis.Chrystal .looking forward to seeing you on the other side .

    Rev And Mrs Daniel Wolf says:

    So many sweet precious memories of Crystal that go back many years. Prayers for her family. With love.

    Rev. Tim D. Cormier says:

    We truly feel a great sense of loss with Sis. Crystal’s passing. She was a saint — a true servant of Jesus Christ. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to all her family and loved ones. We are praying that you all will be comforted by the presence of our Lord Jesus during your time of grief and loss, and may you find solace in the hope that we will meet her in the Rapture very soon!

    Pastor Tim Cormier
    Apostolic Faith Tabernacle
    Bristol, Tennessee

    Johnny McFall says:

    Sis. Crystal Lynn Parmer was a very pleasant lady of God. A precious saint of God. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Our love and prayers are with the family of this great lady.

    Cindy Drawhorn says:

    Crystal, how do I even begin to start? Our paths crossed over 50 years ago, when your brother and mother, got my family in church. You were my sister from another mister, is what I always said to you. We raised our two girls together. We’ve been there for each other through the ups and downs. You always knew what I was thinking and I always knew what you were thinking. I have a huge hole in my heart and I will miss you dearly. It’s so hard to believe this is really real. We talked about growing old together and joked about what we’d be like. When we were together, there was never a dull moment. I’m gonna miss our talks and laughs and praying for each others needs. One moment I’m ok and the next I’m crying my eyes out. I know where you’re at, you wouldn’t want to come back to this corrupt and sinful world. You are now pain free and probably visiting with a lot of past loved ones and friends and more, because you never met a stranger. I’m jealous of the angels because they are probably with you and I’m not. Go rest high on that mountain my sister/friend, your work down here is finished. I will see you again some sweet glorious day. Luv ya bunches ????????????????????????

    Shelley Wheeler (Royer) says:

    Sis Crystal was a precious lady and I loved her very much. She will definitely be missed. Thinking and praying for peace and comfort for the entire family. Love y’all ❣️

    Chelsea Harris says:

    Granny crystal was a beautiful faithful woman of god. She always had a smile she always held are church together always she was very special to all of us we will dearly miss her so much . God had other plans for her and she is dancing on the streets of gold with Jesus. So much love to my pastor and his family lots of prayers..

    Debbie Bayer says:

    We knew this precious lady back in the ‘80’s when we were attending Faith Tabernacle! She always had a sweet smile & always a compliment to whomever she was speaking to! No more pain & sorrow our precious Sister! We are praying for your family……in Jesus Name……..until we meet again…

    Melinda Buller says:

    Our dear sweet friend. Taken from us far too soon…we can only trust God in things like this. So many precious memories. All the fun happy times & all the times we’ve touched God for each other’s needs. Praying for Sherri Tracie & fmly. You have such a wonderful heritage. We love y’all

    Kevin Mouton says:

    My Heart has been heavy from the moment I heard about the battle that had been given to such a sweet person. So many good memories through the years of all of us as a group hanging out, eating, playing jokes on each other, playing games and laughing until sometimes the wee hours of the morning! Crystal always had the sweetest spirit and most genuine personality of anyone!
    It has been one of my life’s privileges to have known her and been able to call her my friend, my sister in the church and my extended family! She will always be loved and missed by her family and friends!
    To know her was to love her.
    I know that she will be hearing God say to her, Crystal, you have fought a good fight, you have ran a good race…… now come pick out your mansion!

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