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Mary E. Parsons VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary E. Parsons, 91, died peacefully in her home Aug. 24, 2011. She was born Aug. 3, 1920 in Princess Anne County, Virginia, to the late Osie and Ida F. Reid. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Aaron A. Parsons and 11 sisters and brothers. Mrs. Parsons was a member of St. Mark AME Church and was the first female Trustee Board member. She was a member of the Daughters of St. Mark, the Senior Usher Board and was involved in numerous church activities. Mary was also a member of the Evening Light Chapter 48, Order of The Eastern Star PHA. Left to cherish her memory are her loving family: nephew, Hugh Reid Jr. and niece, Alfreda Gordon, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her godchildren, the Rev. Dr. Eugenia Bowser, Terry Woodhouse and Diana Estes; and sister-in-law, Sarah Russell. A visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A celebration of life will be held Monday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark AME Church, 1740 Potters Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 with a one hour viewing prior. Burial will follow immediately in the Reid family cemetery. You may pay your condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 27, 2011
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