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April 17, 2024

John Henry Parson

John Henry Parson

John Henry Parson, 73, of Taylorsville, began his eternal walk with his Lord on August 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

John was the son of the late Issac Lee Howell and Edna Marie Parson King and was a member of St. John Baptist Church.

Mr. Parson’s body will lie-in-state at Alexander Funeral Service on Thursday and Friday, August 27 and 28, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Services for John Henry will be at St. John Baptist Church on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The body will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Rev. T.E. Martin, Rev. James Ferguson, and a special son-in-law, Michael Bennett will officiate.

John enjoyed collecting wallets, knives, elephant figurines, and working crossword puzzles. He was considered a “jack of all trades.” He loved working on cars, time on his golf cart, being outdoors, but most of all he loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Michael King; sister, Valire King; and nephew, Sean King; also in memory of Tiffany Fuller.

Those left to celebrate and cherish the memories of John include his wife of 54 years, Beulah Ann Parson; daughter, Jessie Parson Bennett and special friend; son, Henry Carson Parsons and special friend; son, Bobby Allen Parson, all of Taylorsville; six brothers, Joe Parson and wife Olga of Taylorsville, Virgil King and wife Cynthia of California, David King and wife Lossie of Taylorsville, Melvin King of Taylorsville, William King and wife Janice of Taylorsville, and Johnny King of Taylorsville; two sisters, Marylynn King of Taylorsville, and Nancy Weatherspoon of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren, Jemaine Bennett, Michael Bennett, Jr., Trenton Bennett, Nathan Parsons, Monique Parsons, Emma Parson, and Becca Parsons; along with 14 great-grandchildren, a number of special nieces, nephews, and special friends, neighborhood kids, and a special nephew, Terry Mcfarland.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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  1. Jermaine Bennett on August 31, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I miss you so much grandpa..I would do anything just to hear your voice again you have taught me so much and always been there for me as well as the rest of us I love you and hope to one day see you again your grandson

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