Rosemary Parsley

June 20, 1937March 11, 2018

March 15, 2018 Marion, NC Rosemary Johnson Parsley, 80, of Asheville, NC, (formerly of Statesville, NC) passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Parsley was born on June 20, 1937, in Mingo County, WV to the late Floyd Johnson and Lena Johnson. She was a devout Christinan lady and a member of Living Waters Assembly in Statesville. Mrs. Parsley was a sweet person who loved everyone and never met a stranger. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Parsley enjoyed writing letters to family and friends, gardening and cooking delicious meals. Her family says she made the most wonderful fried apple pies. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Parsley; her brothers, John Earl and Floyd Johnson; and a sister, Audrey Hicks. Surviving Mrs. Parsley are her two daughters; Amy Allen and husband Dale of Asheville, NC, Julie and husband Matthew Kolodzik of Franklin, NC; a sister, Beatrice Purnell of KY; two grandchildren, Cayleigh and Jacob Kolodzik of Franklin, NC; and her beloved cat, Levis who always stayed right by her side. No services are planned at this time and words of comfort for the family may be sent to: The Family of Rosemary Parsley, c/o Amy Allen, P.O. Box 19655, Asheville, NC, 28815. Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Parsley family with arrangements.


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Anna Rice

March 22, 2018

A gentle and loving soul, Rosemary was a friend to Iredell Senior Center some years ago when she and Lowell lived in Statesville. Deepest sympathy to Amy and Julie and family.
Most sincerely,
Anna Rice
Iredell Council on Aging

Lena Renee Johnson

March 16, 2018

Love and miss you dearly Aunt Rosemary , I know you ate rejoicing in heaven with your mommy Daddy sister and Brothers and my Daddy until we meet again. Love and prayers to the family. Love yall