Erwin, NC: Mrs. Edna Massad Parker, age 86, died Monday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dunn. Officiating will be Father Joseph G. Mulroney. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Benson.
Mrs. Parker was born December 18, 1931 in Wayne County to the late George A. and Marie Joseph Massad. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Merle Joseph Parker, and brothers, Edmond G. Massad and Emil Massad. Mrs. Parker retired from the public school systems after 41 years of service. In her early years, she taught in Cumberland, Johnston, and Sampson Counties. The last 35 years of her career were in Harnett County where she served as a teacher and a guidance counselor. Mrs. Parker was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dunn.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Roscoe Stephenson of Benson and Theresa and Dan Zook of Wake Forest; grandsons, Phillip Blacha and wife, Bri, Parker Stephenson and Corey Stephenson; granddaughter, Hayley Stephenson; brother, Elbert Massad of Charleston, SC; sister, Libby Johnson of Benson; and several niece and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson Wednesday from 6:00PM - 8:00PM and other times at the home.
Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.