On May 23rd, 2006 Verna Lou Chandler Parcell, age 93, of North Street in Rich Creek went to walk with our Lord in a better land. She is also walking with her parents Charlie and Lucy Raynes Chandler, her loving husband Samuel D. Parcell, grandsons William and Steven Hobbs, great-grandson Christopher McDonald-Raasio, her sisters and brother. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church, had worked in hospital care as a nurses aid, and was a member of Pearis Chapter of Order of The Eastern Star.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Virginia M. Christie of Rich Creek and Barbara and her husband Melvin Raasio, of Elizabeth City, NC, her son and his wife Patrick and Sally Parcell of Port Huron, MI; grandchildren Arthur Raasio, Mindy (George) Costello, Eric (Danielle: Raasio, Dale (Kris) Rassio, Melissa (Blair) Rood, and Jeremey (Heather) Raasio; great grandchildren Erin Costello, Amanda Costello, Samantha Raasio, Alexander Raasio, Cora Rood, Emily Costello, Kyleigh Raasio and Hadley Rood; twenty-five nieces and nephews; special friends Betty Ross Raynes and Tommy Davis, her church family; friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Shahn Wilburn of Riverview Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM.There will be an Eastern Star Service at the funeral home at 7:00 PM..Burial will be Tuesday May 30, 2006 at 10:00 AM in Flint Memorial Gardens in Flint, Michigan. The family requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be made indtead to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital at 332 N. Lauderdale in Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Verna. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.