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Marcelle Parrish Harper Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Marcelle Parrish Harper passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born on November 18, 1916 in Louisburg, N. Carolina and has been a resident of Newport News since 1940. A graduate of Duke University School of Nursing, her 27 year career included Riverside Hospital Operating Room Supervisor and many years in a private OB/GYN practice. She was a member of North Riverside Baptist Church, Phillips Bible Class, and the American Association of University Women. Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Bryan W. Harper and her granddaughter, Jennifer Pingley. She is survived by her daughter, Linda H. Schroeder and husband, Ed of Stanardsville; son, Bryan W. Harper, Jr.; sister, Polly P. Merritt of Louisburg; grandson, Jon R. Davis; great-grandchildren, Jon, his wife and four children, and Samantha and Matthew Davis whom she adored. The family expresses their sincere appreciation for the loving care the Harpers received by the staff of The Chesapeake. Their lives included so much love shared with family and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., Friday, August 8, at North Riverside Baptist Church. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 3, 2014
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