Jewell Mae Parsley

November 24, 1915December 3, 2018

Jewell Mae Parsley, 103, of Merritt Island passed away Monday, December 3, 2018. Mrs. Parsley was born Jewell Mae Sparks on November 24, 1915 in Portsmouth, OH. She married William Clifford Parsley in 1936 and moved with him from McDermott, OH to Merritt Island, FL in 1969. She is preceded in death by her husband, her granddaughter, Anita Jewett, and her son-in-law, Fred Jewett. Mrs. Parsley is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Jewett; son, Richard Parsley (Placentia, CA); granddaughter, Jennifer Hopkins (Tom) and great-granddaughter, Meghan Hopkins (Ocoee, FL). She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Merritt Island. Her greatest joys were her family (especially her great-granddaughter), her friends, reading her Bible every morning, and planning her next batch of cookies and candies for the holidays.

Calling hours are 1 - 2 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018, followed by a service beginning at 2 pm at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home. A reception following the service will be held at the Merritt Island Moose Lodge, 360 N Courtenay Parkway. A private interment will be held at Brevard Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Merritt Island, 245 Magnolia Ave, Merritt Island, FL 32952.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Sheila Parsley Young

December 17, 2018

I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved mother.

joy butler

December 7, 2018

Phyllis and Richard:

I knew your mom when she worked at Higgins store in McDermott, Oh. She was a very cheerful lady, pleasant to be around.

Your dad repaired my house that i still live in.

Every time she called my friend Eileen McNeal she would share with me the news and those are fond memories. Eileen really liked Richard as I recall.

Stop in if you are ever in McDermott. I still live on Hulet Street.

So sorry for your loss.

Joy Butler and family.