Elizabeth Mae Parsons

Sunrise: February 7, 1942

Sunset: May 13, 2020

Ms. Elizabeth M. Parsons known to all as “Ann” departed this life on May 13, 2020. She was born to Robert Ford and Odell Reid on February 7, 1942 in North Carolina and lived most of her life in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Ms. Parsons is preceded in death by her husband, Percell Parsons, Sr. and daughter, Violet Thigpen; her parents, two brothers and a sister.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Terry Paige, Michelle Bell and Shawanda Parsons all of Chesapeake, VA; three sons, William Knight of New York, Percell Parsons, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA and Dr. Robert Parsons of Newport News, VA; two sisters, Lothel Jefferson of Newport News, VA and Sharon Butts of Virginia Beach, VA; three brothers, Claude Smith of Texas, Steven Smith and Donald Lawson both of Chesapeake, VA and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Viewing Friday, May 22, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Rev. Nathaniel paige says

    Mother n law, u fought a good fight,so enjoy the present of the Lord n rest from all your labour

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    Florence P. & William T. Goodwyn, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia says

    A message to the family of Mrs. Elizabeth Parsons

    An Angel whispered take my hand and come with me your work here is done. I’ve gone away to a place where there are no tears, nor sorrow only laughter, smiles, and there will always be a tomorrow.
    As I move amongst the clouds. I’ll look down and smile upon you, while the angels sing a heavenly song. I am not alone. All who went before me are here, and they awaited my return.
    I know you’ll grieve and wish I was still there. I am there in the memories you hold dear. Remember how much I love you, and know that I took your love with me.
    I do not wish for you to cry, nor feel sad. My pain is gone and I am Free! God will be with you just as He’s with me.

    Adapted from works by© Diana Blokzyl &© Joan C. Johnson

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    Ferman Covington Jr says

    Robert Parsons, and family I am so sorry to here of your mothers passing!! You and the entire Parsons family have my deepest sympathy! We will keep you in our prayers!! Prayer is the key to helping you get thru these sad times!! We know for we lost our mother a yea ago!! Prayers, will help you make it thru this time of
    bereavement, trust me that is how we got thru this sad time !! The Lord is blessing each of you at this time, and he will keep you!! Be strong, and trust God for he is a keeper!! Call me anytime if you need someone to talk too!! Be blessed, in Jesus Name,
    Ferman Covington Jr. & Family

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    John Lovett says

    Robert, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. The sacrifices that you made to be there and care for your Mom over these past few years shows just how deep a love that a son can have for his mother. Know that you’re in my prayers.

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    Rosemary Phillips says

    To Terri and family you have my deepest sympathy in the lost of your mom may God bless and strengthen you. Sending up prayers to you and your family

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    Debbie E Peppers RVA says

    To the family and friends of Elizabeth Mae Parsons, “Ann”, my sincere and deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. As you are remembering her and celebrating Ann’s life, know that you are being thought of with prayer, love, and sympathy. May God’s love embrace you and bring you peace. May God bring you comfort and give you strength at this difficult time.

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    Candace Thigpen says

    Grandma, you were beautiful inside and out. May your soul forever rest in heaven while you suffer no more My Dear. You’ve put a stamp in my heart that’s too deep to be forgotten & I’ll forever love you. Rest easily and Enjoy you’re wings sweetheart ❤️

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    William Knight Thigpen says

    Mom I love you and miss you dearly and although my heart aches for you daily I know that you no longer suffer in this cruel world so shine bright up there and watch over the family

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