Anne Hamlin Parrott

June 26, 1923November 26, 2013

Anne Hamlin Parrott, 90, of Midland passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 26, 1923, in Surry, Virginia to Charles Thomas and Margaret Savedge Hamlin. She grew up in Surry, Virginia. She graduated from Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. She married the love of her life, Emory Wade Parrott, on September 15, 1946. They were happily married for 64 years until his passing in 2011.

Anne and Emory moved to Abilene, TX, in 1948 for Emory to pursue his career in petroleum geology. Anne began her career as a devoted wife and mother with the birth of their three children. In 1957 they moved to Midland. She was an active part in the founding of the Midland Association for Retarded Citizens and the Opportunity Center. She also served for many years on the Board of the Permian Basin MHMR.

She was a devoted Christian and attended St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. She was an instrumental part of the Christian Faith Mission in Midland and the Midland Community Bible Study for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Emory Parrott and her son, Wade Parrott; her sister, Margaret H. Johnson, and her brothers, Charles T. Hamlin and William R. Hamlin.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Aguirre and husband Augusto of Portland, TX, and Nan Sansone and husband James of Arlington, TX, her grandchildren Christine Mendoza and husband Rudy, Jason and Matthew Sansone, and great-grandson, Diego Mendoza and countless family and dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2013, at Ellis Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Lynn and Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Mrs. Gayle Perry, who was not only her caregiver, but friend, and to the staff of Hall 4, Mabee Center for brightening her final years.

Memorials may be made to MARC, 2701 North A, Midland, TX 79705 or Mabee Center/Manor Park, 2208 N. Loop West, Midland, TX 79707.

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  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Neil, Crystal, Ben & Miranda Johnson

December 9, 2013

Dear Peggy, Nan and families,
I will always cherish the visits that I had with your parents. The last few times they traveled east they came to see us in Raleigh to see their great-great niece and nephew. The wisdom and zeal for life that Aunt Anne and Uncle Emory showed has left a great impression on me. I look back and wish I could have come out to Midland again to visit Aunt Anne before she went home to be with the Lord. She will truly be missed. We pray that the Lord bless you and comfort you and give you peace through this difficult time.

Elaine Hightower

December 6, 2013

Peggy, my sister just let me know about your mom. It is always difficult to lose our parents, but we can be grateful for the length of time God has them here.

I hope you and your family are doing well during this difficult time. I do not have a current address for you. Would love to hear from you.

Kelly Coleman (and Tina and Margaret)

December 3, 2013

Anne and Emory were dear friends of my parents, Tom and Margaret Coleman for many years and were in their prayer group in the 70's. When my mother moved into the Mabee center a year ago Anne and mother became 'hall mates'. She told me that she would go to Mother's room and check on her every day and she did. I had many chats with Mrs. Parrott during the past year. She was always quick with a humorous quip and always turned the conversation around to Jesus. I always tried to give her a hug when I saw her at meal time or in the hall. She would sometimes express her longing to visit her old stomping grounds in Virginia one more time and jokingly (I think!) asked me to drive her there. Of course I said yes! Anne was beloved by many and we miss her so much. She has left a big void at Manor Park and in all of our lives but I know she has been welcomed to her true home in that magnificent and indescribably joyous reunion that awaits all of us who put our trust and hope in Him. May God surround all of you with His tender, strong arms of comfort.

Jamie Thompson

November 29, 2013

Ann and Nan,
I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I know what a deep loss you are experiencing, especially so close to losing Emory and Wade. Your family has been so special to ours throughout the years. Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time!

Patty Rose

November 29, 2013

Peggy and Nan,
Your mother was a table mate of my Mammaw, Kathleen Wells for over a year in the Mabee Center dining room. She also was her next door neighbor. I was able to get to know your sweet mother while I was there taking care of Mammaw. I enjoyed your mother's stories and history lessons very much and she would always come visit Mammaw before bed to tell her that she loved her and would see her the next day. She was always a dear to see and spend time with.
I know your pain and loss and will pray for comfort for your families.

November 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Gus and your family. Although we never met your mother, we knew of her generosity and love because of you.
The Petrofes Family

Miguel Aguirre

November 28, 2013

Dear Peggy and Gus,

Remembering Anne reminds to me her joy, sweetness, and generous look. Her departure saddens me. Receive from me a sincere hug of solidarity. In these days of Thanksgiving I thanks life allowing me to meet Anne.

My condoleances also to all Sansone Family at large.

Kay Medcalf

November 27, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Sansone Family. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. May all the fond and loving memories keep her close to your heart.