Pastor Paul J. Parsons

February 27, 1941January 14, 2021

Pastor Paul James Parsons age 79 of Masontown, slipped quietly into the presence of his Lord on January 14, 2021.

He was born February 27, 1941 in Kenmore, NY a son of the late Charles and May Parsons. Paul was a Physical Therapist and faculty member of WVU School of Medicine, and Faith University where he served as Dean of Theology.

He was a pastor/ teacher at the Waynesburg Bible Chapel and Calvary Baptist Church of Uniontown. Paul was missionary to St Croix . After he retired he was called to Haiti where he lived at the EBAC Orphanage, mentoring young people and teaching both medical and theology classes for 12 years.

Captain Parsons enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam War where he entered as a private but received a direct commission.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Wise Parsons; three sons, Peter Parsons (Melissa), Brian Parsons (Sherry) , and Steven Parsons (Wendy); seven grandchildren, Derek, Joshua, Breanna, Mackenna, Kendall, Gabriella, and Liam.

Also surviving are a sister, Bernice Holmes of Phoenix, AZ ; special nephews, Phil (Mary) Parsons, Larry (Ellen) Parsons, Kevin (Lois) Parsons, Jon (Suzanne) Parsons, and Robert Parsons (Cathy Holmes).


  • Susan Wise Parsons, Wife
  • Peter Parsons (Melissa), Son
  • Brian Parsons (Sherry), Son
  • Steven Parsons (Wendy), Son
  • Bernice Holmes, Sister
  • Phil Parsons (Mary), Nephew
  • Larry Parsons (Ellen), Nephew
  • Kevin Parsons (Lois), Nephew
  • Jon Parsons (Suzanne), Nephew
  • Robert Parsons (Cathy Holmes), Nephew
  • Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Derek, Joshua, Breanna, Mackenna, Kendall, Gabriella, and Liam.

  • CMML (Marked Parsons/Haiti)


  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Pastor Paul J. Parsons

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Sue Wise

January 19, 2021

Dear Josh,
I am so very sorry to hear that your beloved grandfather has left this world.
By all accounts he has left it and all who knew him better for his presence. I'm sure your sensitive heart is hurting and will pray for you and your family as you grieve.
I'm sure he loved you deeply and you him. It is only for those we love that we grieve, a balance in God's Universe, some say.
May your grandfather's memories sustain you and may his soul rest in peace.

Mrs. Wise

Danielle BAILEY

January 16, 2021

I had the pleasure of taking care of Paul when he first got admitted to the hospital and for sometime after. He was such a light in the darkness and always managed to put a smile on my face! May your light always shine bright Paul.

Larry Douglas

January 16, 2021

Whatever the Lord intended Christians to exhibit inwardly and outwardly, Paul Parsons's represented sincerely, passionately and consistently. He was husband, father, teacher, pastor, physical therapist, missionary and a wonderfully gifted musician. He left gentle, but deep footprints everywhere he went. On behalf of all five of us in the Douglas family we will deeply miss him! But rejoice, truly rejoice, that he is now in the presence of his Savior and Shepherd, Jesus!

Joe and Donna Hurd

January 16, 2021

Paul was the most gracious man we ever knew. Earth is poorer for his passing, but Heaven has been greatly enriched.