Barbara Dean Parsons, 88, of Indian Trail, NC (formerly of South Charleston) passed peacefully Thursday, September 14, 2017 surrounded by her family.
She was born January 31, 1929 in Lico, WV. She was the daughter of the late Lafeyette Bunion Hudson and Surilda Jane Gillenwater.
Barbara graduated from Washington District High School in Alum Creek in 1947 and together (for 25 years), she and her late husband, Kellis F. Parsons continued to be involved in the planning of the Washington District High School Reunions. She is well remembered for her undying love for the WVU Mountaineer sports teams. On most occasions, you would find her glued to the TV cheering her Mountaineers to victory.
Barbara was a woman of tremendous faith and also a member of the South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene. She is fondly remembered for her love of cardinals. Every morning she would venture to her back porch to feed them and watch the blanket of red flock to her yard.
She loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by the love of her life of 61 years, Kellis F. Parsons, brothers Luther, Brady Raymond, Eugene and Hayden, and sisters Sydna McClung, Louellen Hudson, Louise Caruthers and Juanita Williams.
She is survived by her children Pete Parsons of South Charleston, Kathy Watkins of Atlanta, GA, Tim Parsons of Dunbar and Karen Mazzaferro of Indian Trail, NC, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 19. at the South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Kent Estep officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 18 at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene,, 4923 Kentucky Street, South Charleston, WV 25303.