Mary Willis Obituary

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Mary Parnell Willis

April 19, 1922 - April 20, 2014
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Mary Parnell Willis of Plantation Estates in Matthews died Easter morning April 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 19, 1922 in Charlotte NC to the late Ethel Overcash Parnell and James William Parnell, Sr. Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Erskine Henry Willis Jr. and her brother, James William Parnell Jr. She retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools after 25 years, ending her career as cafeteria manager of Chantilly Elementary. She was a longtime member of Third Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Willis is survived by five daughters: Jane Mitchell (Roy) of Winnabow, Jeannette Byrum...
Mary Parnell Willis of Plantation Estates in Matthews died Easter morning April 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 19, 1922 in Charlotte NC to the late Ethel Overcash Parnell and James William Parnell, Sr. Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Erskine Henry Willis Jr. and her brother, James William Parnell Jr.

She retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools after 25 years, ending her career as cafeteria manager of Chantilly Elementary. She was a longtime member of Third Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Willis is survived by five daughters: Jane Mitchell (Roy) of Winnabow, Jeannette Byrum (Jimmy) of Cornelius, Laura Shivar (Ben) of Cary, Kac Boyles (Larry) of Charlotte, and Susan Willis of Charlotte. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren: Will Mitchell (Leslie), Steven Boyles (Amber), Lindsay Shivar, James Byrum (Christine), Kate Shivar, and great-grandmother of five: Jackson and Molly Mitchell, Aiden and Keegan Byrum and Harper Boyles.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday April 28th at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road, Charlotte.

A memorial service will be held at Plantation Estates, 733 Plantation Estates Drive, Matthews, NC 28105, on Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation; American Cancer Society; or charity of your choice.

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