Oct 12, 2039 – Dec 02, 2007
Jerry Milburn Parsons, Sr., 68 of Mineral, formerly of Stafford County, died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Parsons was a retired Union electrician. An active member of Mineral Baptist Church, he had served as a deacon and taught the new member class as well as serving on various committees. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Opal F. Parsons; four children, Jerry Milburn Parsons, Jr., and his wife, Trina of Oak Ridge, TN, Susan Parsons Downing and her husband, Gary of Stafford, Angela H. Parsons of Benson, NC, and Benjamin Henry Parsons of Arlington; four grandchildren, Amy Parsons Ellis and her husband, Chip, of Greenville, NC, Katie Michelle Parsons of Knoxville, TN, Danielle Renee? Downing, senior at Virginia Tech, and Erin Leigh Downing, a freshman at University of Mississippi; two brothers, Charles Ray Parsons of Tazewell and Donnie Parsons of Woodbridge; two sisters, Judy Evelyn Sparks of Streetsboro, OH, and Shirley Anne Wilson of Radford; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Beulah Parsons and a sister Betty Hester Neel.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 at Mineral Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Durham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 6 at Mineral Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Wayman Bishop, David Whitlock, Bob Weakley, Chuck Meeks, Tommy Nelson, and Bob Foster.
Memorials may be made to Mineral Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 447, Mineral, VA 23117, or to the American Cancer Society, 1445 E. Rio Rd. Ste. 104, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
Online guest book at woodwardfuneral.com
He was the greatest man I ever knew. And I am one of four of the luckiest granddaughters in the world.
One of the most honest and finest men I have ever had a chance to work with . I know the Good Lord will have a special fishing hole for Jerry to enjoy.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Jerry was a guiding light in my life and rooted me in the outdoors & love of being afield or on the water. Our opening day trout fishing trips we VERY special to me. His spiritual guidance also kept me grounded. Opal & Jerry always had their home open to us & are family and country folks from the same little rural southwest Virginia town. I have been very blessed to be able to call Jerry, Opal, Tex, Susan & Angie friends & family. God bless you all. If you need anything PLEASE call 321-501-9461
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Parsons family. May God bless you all during this difficult time.
I remember Mr. Parsons fondly from my childhood as a gentle man of great values. We are thinking of your family during this difficult time.
Pop-pa was the strongest man I knew, besides my father. I`m really going to miss him! Grandma, we are all here for you.
My thoughts are with you at this time of great loss. I will always remember uncle Jerry as a quiet and humble man who`s strength of character shown through in everything that he touched.
Our prayers are with you as you walk through this most difficult time. It is never easy to give up a parent. I know Mr. Parsons` must have been a fine Christian man because he certainly did raise a son anyone would be proud of.
Jerry was one of the finest people I have ever worked with. His strong ethics and Christianinity showed through in his professional life just as in his personal life. May God give comfort to the family during this time.
Angi, i`ll be right there with you girlie, I love ya and will see you on Friday. Opal and Sue I am so so sorry for your loss and I will pray for your whole family.
I worked with Jerry at White Oak Semiconductor project in Louisa in the late `90s. The term class act” was made for Jerry- we will all miss him. God Bless All.”
I am very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have many wonderful memories of Devils Reach Road…God Bless.
Opal and family we are so sorry to hear about Jerry …We know he will be greatly missed by his family and a host of friendsMay God be with you all during this time of sorrow
My prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Angie is a dear friend and I wanted her to know that I`m here sending my thoughts, love and hugs! I love you Girl..ie”.”
Hi Opal, Sorry to hear about Jerry. We will be thinking about you and your family and remembering you and your family in our prayers.Yours in Christ, Sam and Roxy
To all this wonderful family:I will miss Jerry so much. At the same time I will remember the many wonderful times I have shared with him, Opal and all the family. I will remember how kind he was, what a good Christian man and good example he set for others.I`m thankful to have shared in family activities and felt the love and warmth Jerry and Opal offered us all. The sadness is loud but cannot drown out the wonderful way in which Jerry lived his life. I love all of you.Wanda
I would like to thank everyone who has made comments on this web site and for the overwhelming support we have gotten from the greatest friends and family we could have. Your love and support has been amazing. I never expected this. I`m sure my dad is as grateful as we are. Thank you so much!We love you all!Tex
Ben, Amy, and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Sending our deepest sympathy and all of our love.Lisa, Josh, and Addison Everett