Gillian Yvonne Parran

October 19, 1938May 6, 2019

Gillian Yvonne Parran, born on Wednesday, October 19, 1938 in Leicestershire, England was surrounded by her family when she transitioned on to heaven on Monday, May 6, 2019. She lived a full life. She was a military wife which gave her the opportunity to live several places before retiring in Hampton, Virginia. For most of her life, she worked retail before transitioning into childcare.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Walter M. Parran, her brother Roger Adams, and her seven (7) children; Donnette Shiver (Howard), Tina Brown (Win), Karla Heastie (Ric), Curtis Phillips, Martine Francis (Eric), Marvin Thompson (Carla) and Mark Thompson (Monica), 17 grand-children and 11 great grand-children and host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home 2551 N. Armistead Ave Hampton, VA 23666.

A graveside funeral will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:00am at Hampton Memorial Gardens, 155 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the Chamberlin Hotel, 2 Fenwick Road, Ft. Monroe, 23651 in the 9th floor Solarium.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.


  • Walter M. Parran, Husband
  • Roger Adams, Brother
  • Donnette Shiver (Howard), Daughter
  • Tina Brown (Win), Daughter
  • Karla Heastie (Ric), Daughter
  • Curtis Phillips, Son
  • Martine Francis (Eric), Daughter
  • Marvin Thompson (Carla), Son
  • Mark Thompson (Monica), Son
  • Mrs. Parran also leaven seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • Graveside Service Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Reception to follow the service Monday, May 13, 2019


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Cris (Buck) Watson

May 12, 2019

Rest in Peace dear sorry to hear of your passing. Thank you for the great memories working with you at Kmart. You always found the positive in each person and you always shared your experiences with all of us. I will always remember your kindness and your smile. My sympathies to your family.

Hilde Woods

May 12, 2019

Rest in Peace Gill , my coworker for years.

Sue Bhadare

May 11, 2019

Oh Gillian,
I know you will be chuckling knowing I spelled your name with a J not G! You always liked a good chuckle. I remember laughing with you until we both cried. I am just now thinking about how every year you kindly sent me a Christmas card without fail. I will miss you x.

Sue Bhadare

May 11, 2019

Jillian was always so loving to me with a keen sense of fun. We shared great memories of England, drinking tea and eating scones, but above all gardening. She loved to tell me about her garden projects and she came to see mine complimenting the garden and enjoying all the perennials blooming. She had such a keen sense of fun and like most Brits, she loved a good laugh. I will miss her and miss walking her around my garden hearing her tips to keep blooms longer and sharing her joy and warmtn.

Rest in peace Jillian. You left a huge impression on those you left behind and when I think of you I will always smile, love Sue xx

April Wiggs

May 10, 2019

My condolences to you and your family. We all loved Gillian and will miss her dearly. May the memories you share help to comfort you forever. Love always, April Wiggs, Ashburn (VA).

David Parran

May 7, 2019

Aunt Gill came in to my life in the early 1980's.
She was loving and caring to everyone who came to know her.
Aunt Gill loved her family. They meant the world to her. I want our family to know I am greatful to have had a chance to have her in my life. Aunt Gill never judged, she only wanted people to be happy and treat each other right.
I love the way she and my uncle Walter cared for and took care of one another.
I will truly miss my loving and caring aunt!!!