Last week, Marc's Aunt Parshie passed away. She had been ill for a while, and we are so glad that she is in a better place and no longer suffering. We will miss her greatly.
This was our third funeral in 7 months and the second time in 6 months that Marc has been a pall bearer. It has been rough. But we hope that the rest of the year brings only happiness and good health for those we love. Here are some exercpts from her obituary:
Parshie Evelyn Fortson Mulkey joined her Savior, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband of 47 years, Guin Vickers “Chick” Mulkey on January 21, 2009 after a six month courageous battle with Myelodysplasia. Known to many as Parshie and others as Evelyn, she was loved and respected by all.
Parshie Evelyn was born July 27, 1923 in Dothan, Alabama to W.A. “Willie” and Zora Wade Fortson. She was the oldest of a family of five children, two brothers and two sisters. After marriage to Guin Vickers “Chick” Mulkey and 20 years of moving as a military family, they settled in Milton, Florida in 1957 where she has remained. Evelyn worked in the Santa Rosa School System as a school lunch worker. She worked in Canal Street School, Bagdad Elementary School and Hobbs Middle School. Evelyn was a member of First Baptist Church of Milton where she was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class and the XYZ group.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, W.A. “Willie” Fortson and Zora Wade Fortson, of the Wicksburg Community, just outside Dothan, AL; her brother, T.W. Fortson, of Jay, FL; and her sister, Frances Ellen Burdett, of Milton, FL.
She is survived by her only child, Judy Waite, and her favorite son-in-law, Thomas V. “Tommy” Waite, of Milton, FL; her brother, Charles Rex Fortson and his wife, Janette Deese Fortson, of Dothan, AL; her sister, Mary Janice Fortson LaMotte and her husband, Charles “Chuck” LaMotte, of Pensacola, FL; and many loved nieces and nephews.