Mantha Jones "Pat" Parnell, 76, of 617 Vail Road, passed away peacefully at Wayne Memorial Hospital, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
Pat was born in Wayne County to the late Nathan Jones and Lula Westbrook Jones. She had been a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church for many years and had worked with Strickland Insurance and Realty.
The love of Pat's life was God, family and friends. Even during her declining health she never gave up or let go of her firm belief in the power of prayer.
A service to celebrate Pat's life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Barry Stallings and Rev. Alvin Keener officiating. Burial will follow in Pikeville Cemetery.
Pat has been devoted for 57 years to her husband, Alton Parnell. She also leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Becky Glover and husband, David, of Pikeville and Renee Futrelle and husband, George, of Grantham; her son, Dennis Parnell and wife, Kathryne, of Pikeville; her grandchildren, Kelly Finch and husband, Edwin, Mindy Glover, Samantha Futrelle, Meredith Futrelle, Michael Parnell and wife, Jenny, and Susan Harts and husband, Derek; and her great-grandchildren, Aaron Parnell, Lyndsey Parnell, Cassie Parnell and Elizabeth Harts. She is also survived by her sisters, Cornell Smith of Pikeville and Emily Edwards of Smithfield.
Pallbearers will be Worth Overman Jr., Tommy Herndon, Kenneth Gardner, Buck Farrior, Troy Lee and Charles Fitch.
The family will receive friends Thursday (tonight) from 7 until 9 at Seymour Funeral Home, and other times at her home.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Countryside Living Activity Fund, P.O. Box 335, Pikeville, N.C., 27863.
(Written & Paid by the Family)
Published in Obituaries on October 14, 2004 1:45 PM