Joan Hathaway Parker

KINSTON - Beloved mother, Joan Hathaway Parker peacefully went to be with her parents, Walter and Virginia Hathaway on Mother's Day, May 11, 2014. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Pete Hathaway. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Reid Parker and wife Michelle, of Raleigh, Jeff Parker and Ginger Parker of the home; grandchildren, Ami Feller and husband Jon, Tiffany Westbrook and husband Brandon, Aaron Parker and wife Jocelyn, Chris Parker and wife Candace, and Bryan Parker; her greatest joys - her eight great-grandchildren; her sisters, Rose Squires and Linda Foster; brother Craven Hathaway and wife Dot; and sister-in-law, Catherine Hathaway, all of Kinston. She was also survived by her blessed aunt and second mother, Mamie Warren. Joan had been a dedicated hairstylist for 45 years. She faithfully attended Tanglewood Church of God. Her love of God's wondrous creations gave her many hours of pleasure. She would want you to "Stop and Smell the Roses." Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Westview Cemetery with Pastors Allen Ham and Allen Stocks officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.

Funeral Home

Howard-Carter Funeral Home - Kinston
1608 W Vernon. St.  Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 523-3177

Published in Free Press from May 13 to May 16, 2014