OBITUARY

Pearl L. Parsons

February 16, 1937June 10, 2018

Pearl Spinks Parsons, age 81 of Melbourne, FL, passed away on June 10, 2018. She was born in Ripley, WV on February 16, 1937, to Robert and Ruby (Westfall) Spinks.

At the age of 20, she married Roger Parsons, her best friend, high school sweetheart and spouse of 54 years in their home town of Ripley, WV. As Roger embarked on his long career in satellite communications, Pearl raised their 4 children in Oakland, MD while overseeing the construction and eventual management of their successful 16-lane bowling center. After retiring in Melbourne in 1981, Pearl became a realtor and volunteered at Holmes Regional Hospital.

Pearl is survived by three sons and a daughter: Dean and his wife Cheryl of Port St. John, FL, David and his wife, Kim of Kennesaw, GA, Gregory and his wife, Nicqueleen of West Melbourne, FL, and Diane and her husband, John Lechmanik of Arlington, VA. Pearl also leaves behind her grandchildren Brandilyn (Parsons) Collins (who Roger and Pearl helped raise) and husband Chris Collins, Katlyn and Megan Parsons, Jack and Joshua Lechmanik, seven step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pearl is also survived by a brother, Junior Spinks of Ripley, WV, a sister, Sandra Browder of Ripley, WV, brother-in-law Bruce Parsons and his wife, Janice of St. Cloud, FL. She leaves behind many more family and friends that were so special to her.

A visitation will be held at 1:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, June 17, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial. The family welcomes friends to a reception following the services at 3:00 pm.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Pearl L. Parsons

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Janice Parsons

July 23, 2018

I think of you often and miss you a lot! You will always be in my heart ❤️ love you. Janice ❤️

David M Everly

June 15, 2018

Maggie joins me in expressing our condolences on Pearl's passing.

The good fortune of knowing Pearl, Roger, and their family is an experience I will carry with me forever. To their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, smile knowing that they both shine as examples for each of us to follow.

Robbie an Ruthann Burdette

June 14, 2018

Prayers for her famliy.

Katie Parsons

June 13, 2018

She was my grandma. My own personal cheerleader. She loved my daughter and I’ll never be able to thank her enough for everything she’s ever done for me. The memories? There’s just too many. I love and miss you Grandma ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY