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Emma Nell Potter Parsons PDF Print
Written by Karen Ventrone   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:43

Emma Nell Potter Parsons, age 66, of Snyder Branch Road, Todd, passed away Friday evening, November 29, 2013, at the home of a son.

Ms. Parsons was born February 15, 1947 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Rom and Mary Alice Snyder Potter. She was a retired self-employed caregiver and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap.

Ms. Parsons is survived by two daughters, Emma Jean "Jeannie" Parsons and her fiance Keith Rhymer, and Lisa May Parsons, all of Deep Gap; two sons, James Mark Parsons and wife Kimberly Lynn, and Joey Edward Parsons and wife Becky, all of Deep Gap; her companion, Lynn Pardue of Todd; her former husband, James "J.E." Parsons and wife Dede, of Deep Gap; one granddaughter, Kelsey Parsons; six grandsons, Christopher Parsons and wife Monica, Joey Parsons, Jr., Michael Parsons, Adam bunton, Shawn Adams, and Zachary Parsons; one great-grandson, Blake Parsons; six sisters, Grace Miller of Mountain City, Tennessee, Elithe Little of West Jefferson, Zelma Miller of Todd, Beatrice McMillian and husband Jessee, Rachel Potter Dancy, and Mary Potter, all of Crumpler, and four brothers, Sam Potter of Hickory, James Potter and wife Shirley of Boone, Paul Potter and wife Sue of Creston, and Butler Potter and wife Sheila of Todd. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Canter; one brother, Luther Potter, and twin infant siblings.

Funeral services for Emma Nell Potter Parsons will be conducted Monday afternoon, December 2, 2013, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel from 12:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Steve Williams and Reverend Nathan Caparoli. Burial will follow in the Potter-Main Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, from 12:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Jeannie Parsons, PO Box 103, Deep Gap, North Carolina, 28618.

Online condolences may be sent to the Parsons family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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