For the first time in more than a decade, customers checking out at the CVS on Skillman Street and Mockingbird Lane won’t see the smiling face of beloved cashier Betty Parker.

In a post on the Lakewood Ladies Facebook group, a neighbor said she saw Parker, who told her that she had been let go.

A spokesperson for the CVS at 6120 E. Mockingbird Lane confirmed that Parker no longer works at the location. The spokesperson would not say why.

Parker moved to the neighborhood in 1971 and spent the next quarter century at local businesses, such as Safeway, ME Moses and the Drug Emporium. The businesses have come and gone, but Parker remained a constant.

In a previous article, we described her like this:

With her ladylike Southern accent and bright outlook on life, Parker is an easy woman to talk with. But her relationship with many of her customers goes beyond mere pleasantries.

Read the entire article here.

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