At school of nursing, Tennessee State University, 1979.
Licensed Practical Nurse Carriage House, Nashville, 1980—1992. Coach operator Metro. Transit Authority, 1992—2000.
Writer T.H.A.T. Public, since 1999.
Board member Amalgamated Transit Union, Nashville, 1991—2003. Member of Eastern Star, Sarai Chapter 419 (worthy matron 2002-2003).
Married Harold Haywood Smith, August 3, 1999. Married James G. Parker, December 12, 1982 (divorced April 25, 1993). Children: Tangla S. Odom, Gary J. Parker, Steven J. Parker.