On Feb. 26, 2014, our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Fannie Mae Hunt Parson, after a long and courageous fight, was called home to be with our Father in heaven. The Lord saw she was tired so he closed her weary eyes.

Fannie was born to the late Ruth Mae Jones and Bennie Jones. She was preceded in death by her eldest sister, Delores Williams; brothers, John and Henry Jones.

She worked at Econo Food Service and at the Fort Lee Exchange until her health declined. For pleasure she loved playing bingo and playing cards. She was such a joy to be around and will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish her precious memory are: two loving daughters, Barbara Heath (Jerry) of Petersburg and Debra Ann Parson of Hopewell; one loving son, Lamont Parson (Tonya) of Hopewell; two grandsons whom she raised, DeAndre and Antonio Parson; four devoted and loving sisters, Earlene McDougal (John) of Hopewell, Ruth Jones of Petersburg, Annette Anderson (Gordon) of Henrico and Hester Jones of Prince George; brothers, Algie A. Hunt of Hopewell, Robert Jones (Gloria) and Ronnie Jones of Petersburg, James Saunders of Richmond, Oliver Saunders (Judy), Ronnie Lee Saunders and Daniel Saunders, all of Prince George; stepmother, Hester Jones; aunts, Earline Allen (Charles), Vernell Taylor, Bernice Parker (Keith) of Hopewell, Irene Jones and Lorraine Powell of Prince George; one uncle, Raymond Lee Jones; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, among them devoted, Joyce Claiborne and Marcella Wilson.

Homegoing services will be held at noon Wednesday, March 5, 201, at chapel of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell. The Rev. Dr. Roscoe D. Cooper Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bermuda Memorial Park, Chesterfield.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell. For more information, or to leave an online condolence, visit us at

Funeral Home

Turner-Bland Funeral Home - Hopewell
1500 Arlington Road  Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-5357

Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4, 2014