Mary E. “Liz” Parsons

April 07, 1933 ‒ October 01, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Mary E. “Liz” Parsons of Lexington passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 in her home. She was 82.

She was born April 7, 1933 to parents Richard “Dick” & Nora (Adkins) Gilliam in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Mary worked as a cook for Dr. Frank Ritchie’s former restaurants: V&M Restaurant, Walking Horse Inn, and the Dinner Bell.

She is survived by children Patricia (Tom) Danials of Tennessee, Donna Tackett of Morehead, Kentucky, Neverly Hamilton of Ashland, Wilma Salmons of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Nadine (John) Sheriff of Frazeysburg, Kimetha “Kim” (Kevin) Smith of Lexington, and Willard Parsons of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Ann Gee, Ethel Brauer, Wint Gilliam, Benny Gilliam, and Peachy Gilliam.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 5, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Burial will be Wednesday October 7 at 1 pm in Clear Field Cemetery in Clear Field, Kentucky. Pastor Jerry Copley will officiate.

Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Snyder Funeral Homes to assist the family with the services. Please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes.

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    • Aunt Liz.. I will always remember you as you always smiled at me. I know My dad and all your siblings are with you in heaven. tell dad i said hi. Sorry I couldnt get to you, but in mind andheart I was there. love you and hope to see you all again.

  • Rest in peace aunt liz. what a beautiful dvd in your honor.
    Forever love and peace, your neice, Annie

  • rest in peace aunt liz please give mom a hug for me and the dvd was great i will always remember the times u and mom got to visit on how happy you guys was i love you rest now love always shannon brauer i wont be able to get there but u will be in my heart

  • I am so sorry. The DVD of memories was beautiful. You were always a beautiful lady. I know if Mike was still with us, he would be there, but maybe you can tell him Hi in heaven for me. Rest in peace. Patty (Mike Brauers’ widow)

  • My deepest condolences to the family. She was a very special person and was loved by all. She will always have a special spot in my heart and I was proud to have called her my mother-in-law. My thoughts are with all of you.

  • Thank you all for the kind words & may she always be remembered for the fun times. Kim & Nadine