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Parkton Cemetery
Thursday May 20th, 2021

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Graveside Service

Parkton Cemetery
Thursday May 20th, 2021

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Josie Parnell

Mrs. Josie Hall Parnell, age 92 died on Sunday, May 16,2021, at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, NC with family and caregivers by her side. Josie was born on March 25,1929, in Grays Creek NC to Joel George Hall and Ruth Norton Hall.

She graduated from Parkton High School in 1947, after which she married Robert Earl Parnell, Sr. of Parkton, NC who preceded her in death in 2017. Also preceding her in death were her sons Robert Earl Parnell, Jr. and Joel Hall Parnell both of Parkton, NC.

She is survived by daughter Cynthia Parnell Alexander of Belmont, NC and daughter Martha Parnell Nance (Fred) of Franklin, TN.

She was blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren, Courtney Sito and Maggie Shank, Craig and Ben Nance, Caroline and Rob Parnell, and Joel Parnell.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful caregivers and companions throughout her time in Charlotte, the staff at Sharon Towers, especially on 3 Azalea West, and her faithful and loving friend William Cummings of Parkton, NC.

Memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204; Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, The ALS Association of North Carolina, 4 N. Blunt Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601; and Parkton Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Parkton, NC 28371.

Arrangements are in the care of McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, 319 West Broad St., St. Pauls NC., (910)- 865-4105.

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Martha and Cynthia,We are so sorry to hear about your Mom.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.We are Joel's Grand parents,(WaynesParents).We know your Mom had a large influence on Joel's up bringing.He loved her so.He has had a lot of loss in his life.He is a fine young man and We are sure his relatives had a big part in that.Again we are praying for peace in your hearts that only God can give.Carolyn and Wayne Hayes.

Carolyn & Wayne Hayes May 19 2021 12:00 AM

Cynthia and Martha, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful lady.

Steve Satisky May 19 2021 12:00 AM

Cynthia and Martha, I will always remember your mom's warm smile and caring ways. She was such a loving individual. My thoughts and prayers for you during this time of loss. Stay strong and keep the memories close to your hearts.

Al McMillan May 19 2021 12:00 AM

Dearest Martha and Cynthia, I have wonderful memories of going to your house with Martha during high school and your beautiful mom always being so sweet to me, Paula McMillan, Margie Malloy and the other girls that Martha always brought home. May The Lord give you Peace and comfort knowing she is with Him now

Wanda Hall Frush May 18 2021 12:00 AM

Josie and Earl were good friends with my parents, Stanly and Annette Sugar. Josie was always smiling and beautiful inside and out. I pray that Cynthia and Martha find peace knowing that their sweet Mother is not suffering and is in heaven reunited with their Dad, brothers and other family. Quite possibly Josie's appearance in heaven may have joyfully interrupted a card game with Earl, Doc Hooks and my Daddy. Sending love and prayers for family.

Jackie Sugar Clements May 18 2021 12:00 AM

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