Margaret Parker

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Margaret Mebane Parker

SALISBURY - Margaret Mebane Parker, of Salisbury, died March 1, 2014. She was born May 11, 1932, the daughter of Sidney and Margaret Murphy Mebane, and was a native of Burlington.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Carl P. Parker Jr.; brothers Alexander and Robert Mebane; and stepson Carl P Parker III.

After graduating from high school in Burlington, she attended Elon College and received an AB degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1954. Following graduation she was employed as a case worker with NC Department of Public Welfare in Lee and Alamance Counties. In 1960, she received a master of Social Work degree from UNC Chapel Hill and was employed as a clinical social worker at the Salem Virginia Veterans Hospital. She then moved to Salisbury and worked at the Veteran Administration Medical Center as a social worker until her retirement in 1990. During her VA employment, she was involved as a field work instructor with graduate and undergraduate social work students.

After retirement, Mrs. Parker became involved in community activities serving two terms on the boards of Tri County Mental Health Board and Rowan County Habitat for Humanity.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Salisbury. She also was a member of the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Salisbury Charity League, The Elon Society and Order of the Oak, Elon University and a life member of UNC Chapel Hill Alumni Association. She also belonged to the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Virginia Daswani and her daughter Anita Daswani, Springfield, Va.; sisters-in-law Mary E. Mebane, Burlington, Rosalie Mebane, Bluffton, S.C., and Martha Parker, Seneca, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Florida.

Thanks to Drs. Ginn, Crawford and Brinkley and their staffs. Thanks also to special friend and caregiver Ann Savran and Millie, and caregivers Tammy Smith, Susan Smith, Kym Bradley and Sandy Epps.

Thanks to church staff, neighbors and friends for their love and support.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Margaret will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Parker Family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 2, 2014
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