Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Lonny Glyn Parson

January 2, 1975August 7, 2019

Lonny Glyn Parson, 44, of Direct, entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his home while surrounded by his loving family and friends following a long and courageous battle at Medical City Plano with the most amazing medical team. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled memorial services for 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11th, at Love Civic Center with David Darby, Wade White, Ethan Nicholson and D. J. Harris officiating.

Lonny, the son of Gary “Buster” and LaTonne “Teeny” Pearce Parson, was born Jan. 2, 1975, in Paris. He attended North Lamar ISD and graduated in 1993. He grew up in Direct, Texas. He began his trucking career with Glenn Brown Trucking in 1996, later owning his own business LoPar Trucking. In 2006, Lonny accepted a call from the Lord into sharing and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His first call to serve came at Powderly Baptist Church under the guidance of his cousin, Pete Moore. Lonny also served at Faithway Country Church in Rufe, OK, Victory Baptist Church in Paris and was the current pastor of Honey Grove Cowboy Church. Lonny loved the Lord and served him first in all he did. He also loved his family who brought him immeasurable joy. Lonny met Linsey June of 1996. They quickly fell in love and began their journey together. He not only married her April 19, 1997, he married her again May 17, 1997, in a formal ceremony. Lonny & Linsey have three boys, Jacob Glyn Parson, Joshua Lee Parson and their bonus child, Tate Alexander Bivens, who God allowed them to be a small part of helping along the way. Lonny spent the last twenty-one years preparing the boys to be men of God and not need him anymore. He loved them almost as fiercely as he loved Linsey, their mother. Lonny & Linsey were a team. They loved to serve the Lord in ministry, no matter what that looked like. It was normal for Lonny to get his hand dirty, so to speak. Lonny also loved his only brother Joe, and their bond is something very special. They worked together and shared in each other’s lives daily. Lonny also was crazy about his only niece, Tylea Jo, with whom he spent many hours talking about the Lord.

Lonny was a mighty man of God, and if he were here to tell you anything today he would say “love the Lord, serve Him diligently, love your family and don’t waste one second of the time you have on earth”. He would probably also say, “I won”, “I beat all y’all to heaven, but I’ll be waiting for you there”. Lonny has impacted so many lives by pointing them to the Lord and showing each of us the power of Christ through his daily life, his actions, and compassion to others. He truly wanted everyone to have the opportunity to know what Christ did to save and change his life and that each one of us can have that same change from death to eternal life by asking Jesus to forgive you of your sin and begin a relationship with him. Don’t wait!!!

Survivors include his wife, Linsey, sons; Jacob Glyn Parson, Joshua Lee Parson and Tate Alexander Bivens, parents, Gary and LaTonne Parson, brother, Joe Parson and wife Holly, niece, Tylea, and grandmother, Winnie Pearce, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a plethora of friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Michelle & Marty Herman, David Darby, and to the many other family, friends, and community members who supported them through this journey.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 11, 2019


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Brenda Webb

August 11, 2019

Linsey, prayers continue for you and your family. May God bless you.

Alice Whaley

August 10, 2019

Dear Parson Family,
So very sorry for your loss of Lonny. May God’s eternal love surround each of you in your grief, and your journey forward.
Benjy’s Mother-in- law, Alice Whaley.

Charles & Janet Weeks

August 10, 2019

Brother Lonny you will be missed greatly by us all. We all will have one great family reunion some day. Prayers for strength and comfort for family and friends in Jesus name.

Cheryl Haynes

August 9, 2019

It is hard to understand how this journey ended. I had great faith that God would heal Lonny. But God is faithful and we want to be in His will and give Him the glory for whatever happens.
I sat under Lonny's teaching for the last 3 years. I could feel his love for and dedication to our Lord. I could see that he was living exactly like he felt and that he so enjoyed serving Jesus. He was genuine! I felt like all through his six month journey that when he said, "I'm not done", he really was not done. He kept touching lives from his hospital bed. And he will continue touching lives now that he is with Jesus.
Reading the messages from social media from the hundreds of "followers" of his journey was so inspiring. Lonny just naturally made you want to follow closer to Jesus, simply by his example. I will miss him. We will all miss him. But memories cannot be taken away. And I know he will be there waiting for me, right behind Jesus, for that beautiful reunion.
Thank you, Lonny, for your love for Jesus, for your family and for all those around you. You truly were an inspiration. You'll never be forgotten. You truly deserve to hear from our Savior, "Well done, good and faithful servant." I only hope that my life will touch a fraction of the lives that you touched. I pray my walk gets even closer to Jesus because of the example that you set for us.
And my prayer now is that your family, Linsey, Jake and Josh, will continue being used by God and that He wraps them tightly in His love and provides them comfort, peace and strength while they make their way through this valley. They, too, are an inspiration and their example through the past six months was amazing. My prayers are with them as they begin their new journey with the Savior and with the love and faith that you shared with them. God bless this family as their story continues.

Caroline/Jim Anderson

August 9, 2019

Our hearts are broken for all of you.Please know you shall be in our prayers and our thoughts forever now......
Be very brave. Know that He is in peace now and is with His Maker.....
We send our very best wishes to all of you ~
Caroline/Jim Anderson

Reily Preston

August 8, 2019

I attended church at Victory Baptist with my close friends in middle school & high school and felt a sense of comfort and love in the presence of Lonny and Linsey. There were so many laughs and I’ll always remember feeling immense respect with the way he worshipped. Rest In Peace

Paula Erwin

August 8, 2019

From the Christ Care Bible Study group,
We prayed for healing and God heard our prayers. Although we don't have the words to express the joy and truly inspiring faith we witnessed through the posts on FB. Even in a state like CA there are many who were touched by your faith, your love and the unending expression of kindness that only Texans truly understand.

How very blessed to share in that Texan love! Praying for y'all as you adjust to your lives until that day when you see your sweet Lonny again.

Psalm 27:13-14
"I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord."

Don't think I've ever witnessed such courage as y'all lived.

In His love,
Paula Erwin

Gayla Babb

August 8, 2019

So sorry about ur loss Gary and LaTonne. I so remember him and Scotty when they were younger and when we were at Direct. I remember Lonnie had a love for the Lord then as a young man. Prayers and love for his wife and sons.

Chris and Amy Margraves

August 8, 2019

Hugs and prayers for the family.

Carolyn Charba

August 8, 2019

I was attending Powderly Baptist Church during the time Lonny was preacher and pastor there. My husband couldn't make it one Sunday night but I did and joined the church that night. Lonnie had a wonderful gift from God of delivering the Word Of God in his preaching and teaching. We were so excited that he was our pastor, only to have him leave shortly after that. His wife, Linsey and her friends helped start a Bible Study for ladies while they were there. What a joy that was and was much needed in our church family. We love you, Linsey and boys and our prayers are with you as they have been during the months of Lonny's hospitalization. What amazing faith, love, and bravery you have, Linsey. You have touched many lives for Christ during your young life and especially during these past months at Baylor Hospital in Plano. While are hearts are broken for your loss, our souls rejoice that Lonny is pain free now and with his beloved Savior, Jesus Christ. Our prayers and any support we can give you are yours in the coming days and months. May God's peace be yours! Our love, Carolyn and Joe Charba