Nora Mai Parsons, age 85, passed away on June 16, 2015, with 10 family members by her side.
Nora was born in Huntsville, AL but was raised in Shelbyville, TN where she met and married, Joe L. Parsons. They moved to Tullahoma in 1958 and raised their family on Cook Road aka “the promised land”.
Mrs. Parsons was born December 19, 1929.
She treasured her family and her friends. She made each and every person she encountered feel special. She enjoyed playing games and loved to win. Her garden was full of beautiful flowers. She laughed often and loved much. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, and she most recently worshipped at Westwood Church of Christ in Tullahoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Parsons, her parents, Annie and Oscar Newman, her brother, Virgil Newman, her grandson, Sean Reynolds, and her best friend, Bernice Phillips.
She is survived by her children, Joe (Diane) Parsons of Lakeland, Florida, Barbara (Al) Foster of Mount Juliet and Lori Martin of Nashville. She was a wonderful grandmother to eight grandchildren (Sean, Dustin, Erin, Amanda, Jennifer, Blake, Nikki, and Mya) and five great-grandchildren (Xander, Olivia, Stella, Brooks and Rhys).
The family will be receiving friends Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Tullahoma Funeral Home, 401 Westside Drive, Tullahoma, TN from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday, June 19, 2015 11 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Services to follow at 1:00 p.m. with interment at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.