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Visitation: 12:00 to 1:00 PM Friday December 8, 2017 Zion Freewill Baptist Church
Service: 1:00 PM Friday December 8, 2017 Zion Freewill Baptist Church
Interment: Zion Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
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Johnny Edward Ed Parson, 55, of Salisbury, formerly of Kannapolis died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
His funeral will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, December 8 at Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Kannapolis with Rev. Jean Tucker and Rev. Randy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. His family will receive friends at Zion Freewill Baptist Church the hour prior to the funeral service, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Friday.
Ed was born September 1, 1962 in Rowan Co., a son of the late John F. and Betty Sue Harbison Parson. He was a life-long area resident and a longtime auto mechanic for Poteat Engine Repair. He was a hardworking, generous and loving person with the biggest heart in the world. Eds hobbies included coon hunting, carp fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish Eds memories include his wife of 9 years, Sharon Hastings Parson of the home, his daughter, Brittany Williams (Tommy) of Enochville, his stepchildren; William, Samuel and Terri McBryde, all of Albemarle, 20 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 sisters, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and memorial donations may be sent to Zion Freewill Baptist Church 3870 Mullis Road. Kannapolis, NC 28083
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From: Dennis Rinehardt
"Brittany we are so sorry for the loss of Ed. I know you are in a lot of pain right now. If you need to talk we are here for you. We will be keeping and saying a prayer for you and the family. Love Uncle Denny & Janice"
From: Rev Ronnie n Renee Tucker
"So sorry for yourlost"
From: Sarah Newcomb
"I am so sorry to hear about your loss."
From: Jean wheeler
"Prayers for the family.Sorry for you loss."
From: Steve& Jeraldine Rodgers
"Ed we will miss you.There is a big void in our heart's. You were a loving, caring Brother and Brotherinlaw. He would stop what he was doing to help someone else. But that was the kind of man you were. We will always LOVE YOU. Rest in Peace.Until we meet again."
From: Crystal hatley
"Pappy was such a sweet man truly loving,he will forever be missed and has left us all with many great memories"
From: Duna Gene Poteat Miller
"My heart is broken for our family's loss. I know there was a fabulous reunion in heaven, but there is more sorrow for those left behind. RIP dear Ed."
From: Toni Patterson
"Sharon, So very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him."
From: Pete and wife Reta Parson
"We will miss Him and his helping hand we will him deeply"
From: Dolly &Jack McIntyre
"Far too soon,so sorry for your loss"
From: Pete and wife Reta Parson
"We will miss Him and his helping hand we will miss you deeply And we love you brother"
From: Pete and wife Reta Parson
"We love you and will deeply miss you and your helping hand our brother"
From: Pete and wife Reta Parson
"I will all ways love you brother Ed from me and reta"
From: Dolly@Chuck
"Ed we both love you dearly Words cannot describe how that we will miss your smiling laughter your mind heart.I know that God needed another angel.So you enjoy your heavenly home spending Christmas with mom. You will forever live in my and Chuck's heart. We love you always."
From: Tina Ramsey Miles
"No words can say what I would love to tell you my heart hurts for you and i do feel your pain. It don't feel right that the Lord needed him right now. He will be forever missed RIP Ed Possum (that's what Larry always called Ed) love ya all"
From: Teka,Hunter,Jackson and Paisley
"Uncle Ed also Poppy We love you and miss you very much!!! RIP until we meet again watch over us!!! Fly high!! You will missed very much!!!"
From: Donna Galyan
"Brittany, I'm so very sorry for your sudden loss, praying peace comforts you at this time, there are no words that can heal your heartbreak only time, sending love and prayers"
From: JC Barringer and Family
"I am heartbroken to hear of Ed's passing. Prayers of peace and comfort to the family."
From: Virgil and Brenda
"Cuz Ed or Deal as we called each other was like my brother him an Pete were like the brothers I never had we done a lot. We will miss him a lot he was there through bad and good right by my side God had something he needed him for we will se him one day.Watch over usEd"
From: Betty
"Mt brother ED my Best friend,my Ride or Die side kick.I miss you so much and if Love could change anything or Bring you back,you would have never left us.But God needed a Angel and you wanted to spend Christmas with our momma this Christmas.So I know you were welcomed in Heaven with open arms and our momma and grandmaw was waiting on you with open arms.Every chance you get Please send us a sign that you are still with us.They will never be another MAN to fill the shoes you had.You loved hard you loved us all Big and you would always stop to Help others out no matter how busy you were.You always had a way to make us know we were Loved and special to you.RIP my Brother for now you are free and resting in Jesus arms enjoying all of your loved ones that has gone on before you.And I know you will be waiting on the rest of us when its time.I Love You with all my Heart!!You were my morning,my noon,my dawn and my midnight caller when you just wanted to talk.Until we meet again I Love You and you will be miss by all so dear.Tell mom and grandmaw Hello.Enjoy your mansion and sing every chance you get like you did with Tommy and Squirrel.Will that circle Be un Broken!!I know you are Proud of your Brittany she is standing strong and taking care of all of us.I check on Sharon daily also.And she is doing the Best she can do!!!Love always and forever...Betty"
From: Bird
"Uncle Ed I love you and I will miss you.Im going to try and do better by momma.I remember what you have said to me and im sorry for not listening.But im going to do better and make you proud.Im sorry,Love you Uncle Ed!!!I remember you said momma didn't have to raise me but she loved me enough to do what my on did not do.Forgive me uncle Ed and I know you fussed and got a BIG Hickory to try to straighten me out.Not cause you did not care but because you loved me and seen I was hurting my momma.Love you always Bird. Love always Bird"
From: James Cochran
"Pete I am sorry that you lost your brother. You and Big Ed was always good friends growing up. God be with you and your family."
From: Donald Overcash
"To Eunice,Pete,Betty,Dolly,and Sharon, I know you all Loved Big Ed and he will be missed every day. Just know that you will see him again someday in Heaven and you will never be separated again. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all."