CHERRYVILLE - Essie Mae Trexler Parker, 88, of W. Ballard Street, passed away Sept. 1, 2014, at Hos-pice at Wendover in Shelby.
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Mrs. Parker was born in Rowan County, NC on November 20, 1925 a daughter of the late Lewis Trexler and Julia Cornelia Morris Trexler. She was a homemaker and member of Cherryville Missionary Meth-odist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Parker Sr. and two sons, Robert Parker Jr. and Jerry Parker.
Survivors include her grandson, Kevin Parker and wife Michelle; great-granddaughter, Ashley Parker and a daughter-in-law and special friend, Elizabeth "Sissy" Parker Lanier all of Cherryville.
Visitation will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Holtsclaw officiating.
Burial will be in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., Cher-ryville, NC 28021 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Parker.
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home - Cherryville
405 N. Dixie Street PO Box 427 Cherryville , NC 28021
Published in Gaston Gazette on Sept. 3, 2014