Claudia B. Parsons

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Services for Claudia B. Parsons of Crystal Springs are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, August 7, at Crystal Springs United Methodist Churchwith burial in County Line Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., and Wednesday from 1-2p.m., at the church. Stringer Funeral Home is handlingarrangements.

Mrs. Parsons, 75, died Aug. 4, 2002 at St. Dominic Hospital inJackson.

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She was retired from South Central Bell with 37 years ofservice. She was the first female forecaster for the company andwas a mentor to many young women, including her sisters anddaughters. She was a member of Crystal Springs United MethodistChurch.

Preceding her in death was her son, John Parsons.

Survivors are her husband, Wilbur F. Parsons of Crystal Springs;her daughter, Tracy Parsons Thompson of Crystal Springs; hersister, Bobbye Blackmon Henley of Jackson; her brothers, TerrellBlackmon of Crystal Springs, and Kenneth Blackmon of Glenallen,Alaska; and her granddaughter, Lindsey Thompson of CrystalSprings.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 405Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS 39157.