Mary Parker

January 27, 2016

Mary Sommers Parker, 88, was a true Charlottean - born here June 9, 1927, lived her life and raised her family here, died here January 27, 2016. She was the daughter of Samuel William Booth, Jr. and Fanneil Skeen Booth. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in 2008 by her husband of fifty-eight years, Francis I. Parker. She graduated from Central High School and from Sweet Briar College. Mary Sommers Parker is survived by her children, John J. Parker III of Charlotte, William B. Parker (Eve) of Birmingham, AL, and Mary Sommers Welch (Tom) of Charlotte; her grandchildren Virginia P. Bivona (Jacob), John J. Parker IV, Mary Laurens Welch, William F. Parker, Virginia S. Welch, Elizabeth A. Parker, Parker A. Welch; her great-granddaughter, Lillian Elizabeth Bivona. She is also survived by her sister Margaret B. (Peggy) Pierce. The family wishes to thank Dr. Elizabeth Perry, the caregivers at the Stewart Health Center, and especially Remona Morrison, for their skillful and loving care of our mother. A service to celebrate the life of Mary Sommers Parker will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, on Saturday, January 30th, at 3:30. The family will receive friends following the service in the Blue Room of the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203 or the Urban Ministry Center, 945 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Phone: 704 641-7606

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