Mary Jane Parsons

Published 6:01 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017

CHESAPEAKE — Mary Jane Parsons died peacefully Saturday May 6, 2017 surrounded by her family.  Born June 11, 1951 in Philadelphia, Penn., Mary was predeceased by her husband, Larry, and her ever-loving parents, Edward T. and Mary J. Bailey.  

Mary was retired from Riverside Assisted Living where she was a nurse’s aide.   A member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Mary and God had a tight bond.  She was the family historian, remembering the stories of our youth, sometimes with embellishment, but always with love and humor.  A good conversationalist and a great debater, she will be greatly missed by all.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Indreia Lucente (Paul), Heather Quinn (Michael) and Sarah Parsons (Jacob); a son, Scott Parsons (Danielle); two sisters, Jeanne Jenkins (William), and Nancy Bailey (Sandra); sister-in-law, Kathy Parsons; five grandchildren, Gabriella, Russell, Mikey, Jessica and Gabriel; three great-grandchildren, Clint,  Stella and Lola; two nieces; five nephews; her Aunt Jen, Aunt Nina, Uncle Joseph; and many cousins.

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We thank Pastor Eileen Walsh for guiding us through this difficult time and our many friends and family for their prayers and support, especially those members of Healing Waters Worship Center who touched her life.  Lastly, we are so grateful that many of you have called to share stories of how Mary touched your life.   Thank you.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. at the Jenkins’ residence, 106 Southeast Trace, Williamsburg. For questions, call Nancy (757) 508-3749.  Parking at the site will be shuttled from the pool parking lot. Call for pick up.