Nora M. Parker
May 28, 1931 – January 10, 2019
Nora Mills Parker, 87 passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Nora was born in Bolivia, NC on May 28, 1931 to the late Edward A. Mills and Grady Johnson Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Clayton “Jim” Parker, her son William Clayton Parker, and sisters Betty Mills Bass and Jacqueline Mills Simmons. She is survived by her daughters, Nora Ellen Parker, Nancy Parker Stevens (John), and her sister, Clara Mills Palmer.
Nora studied at Women’s College in Greensboro, NC as well as East Carolina University and worked for over 20 years as the secretary and office manager for J.C. Parker House Moving. Yet her most rewarding work was her volunteer service through various ministries including sewing dresses for girls in Haiti, wrapping hundreds of boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and making puppets for the Methodist Home for Children.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, gospel music, travel, and had a tremendous love of books and reading.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive, with the Reverend Bill Adams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the same location. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Handyman Ministry of Wrightsboro Baptist Church (2736 Castle Hayne Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401), Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc (PO Box 111180 Nashville, TN 37222), Lower Cape Fear Hospice, or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The family also wishes to extend a special thank you to neighbors Charlie and Jeanette Futrell and Barbara Hill who Nora also considered part of her family.
- Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019