Martha T. "Marti" Parson

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TRENT WOODS — Martha T. "Marti" Parson died at her home in Trent Woods, N.C., on May 2, 2017 due to complications from breast cancer, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Lumberton, N.C., on June 7, 1967, and graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1985, where she was the valedictorian of her class. She later graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a degree in Interior Design, and from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993.

She is survived by her husband Cliff; her son Ford; and her daughter Mary Lesley; her parents, Leonard and Lea Thompson of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; her brother Stephen, his wife Katy, and their children Mackenzie and Foster, of Birmingham, Ala.; by her grandmother, Mae Thompson of Laurinburg, N.C.; and by numerous cousins and other extended family.

A service celebrating Marti's life will be held at Garber United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1 p.m., to be followed immediately by a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the New Bern Boys and Girls Clubs, P.O. Box 867, New Bern, N.C., 28563.

Online condolences may be directed to

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Published in The Robesonian from May 3 to May 4, 2017
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