Deborah Annette Walker Parsons, 67, of North Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Casey Walker and the Rev. Tyra Eugene Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Burial will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Parsons was born March 6, 1952, in Surry County to Bradshaw James Walker Sr. and Rebel Augusta Mitchell Walker. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Taylorsville. She was employed by Tyson Foods for over 25 years. She was also employed as a certified nursing assistant for several years to follow.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Parsons; a grandchild, Joshua Preston Fraser; and a sister, Margo Adams.

She is survived by a daughter, Deva Waugh Fraser and husband, Shiles, of Winston-Salem; a sister, Jettie Walker of Roaring River; and a brother, Bradshaw James Walker Jr. of Alton, Va. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Tianna Adams, Brian Adams, Meanna Adams, Bradley Walker, Greta Ferguson and Erica Harper.

She was loved by many and always greeted people with a smile and an infectious laugh. She was passionate about her gardening and had a remarkable green thumb. She never met a stranger and showed concern for all.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wilkes Senior Resources, P.O. Box 2695, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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