Lewis “Ed” Parsons, Jr., 70 years of age, and a long time resident of Brownhelm Twp, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020, at Mercy New Life Hospice Residence Center following a brief illness.
Ed was born May 20, 1949, in Marietta, Ohio, and was raised in Washington County, Ohio before moving to the Brownhelm Township area.
Ed worked in the commercial department as a relief man for the Ford Motor Company in Lorain for 30 years.He was a self-taught wood craftsman and glass artisan of marbles. He enjoyed the company of other marble enthusiast teams in Pennsboro, WV. He met so many wonderful people whom he called his marble buddies. He was a lifetime member of the Buckeye Marble Club and the West Virginia Marble Collectors Club as well as a member of the Brownhelm Historical Society. He treasured time spent with his family playing card games and working in his garden.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-five years Mildred Ann “Millie” Parsons (nee: Hall) his children Tony (Ruth) Parsons of Wellington and his daughter Sonya Pattin of Marietta Ohio; his step children Ann (Tim) Tansey of South Amherst, Marty Welch, Jr. of Parkersburg, WV; and Victoria Perchinsky of Lorain; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; his siblings Donald (Pam), Clyde, Rick (Beverly), Arlene Parsons, Polly Parsons, and Pam Stanley; his sister-in-law Debbie Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his son James Parsons, his brother Ronald Parsons, and his parents Lewis Edward Parsons, Sr. and Mabel Ruth Parsons (nee: Lee).
Due to the current COVID19 restrictions services will be held privately by the family with burial to take place in Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Twp, Ohio.
The family suggests that donations be made in Ed’s memory to the Lorain County APL.
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