Grace Blizzard Parker, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with entombment following in the mausoleum of Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Parker was the former Town Clerk for the Town of Garner and retired from the State of NC with the Youth Services Division. She was also a self-employed Real Estate Agent.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Parker of Garner, son Rodney Parker and his wife Carolyn of Wake Forest, sisters; Edna D. Blizzard of Kinston, Effie Moore and her husband Darrell of Fayetteville; brother David Blizzard of Southport. Grandchildren; Dwane R. Mitchiner, Jr., Jodi W. Mitchiner, Beth Parker Simmons and her husband Ken, Great Grandson; Noah Simmons and several nieces and nephews. Grace had a lifelong love for her family, music and her dog Cricket.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Parker, parents; Hosea and Ethel Farrior Blizzard, brothers; Lois, Marvin, Larry, James Henry, Johnny Mack, Roy Lee and a sister Janice Marie Blizzard.
The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home. While flowers are accepted, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnston County SPCA, 720 Durham Street Clayton, NC 27520. Online condolences may be made to the Parker family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com