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Carroll Anna Parsons

October 19, 1942 - July 10, 2020

Carroll Anna Parsons, age 77, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on October 19, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and Anna (Dill) Bacon. After graduating from Conrad High School in 1960, Carroll went on to graduate from Beebe School of Nursing in 1963. During her career, she was employed by Delaware Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and was also a private duty nurse.

Carroll was a devoted member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Smyrna, DE. She took pride in caring for her family and she enjoyed cooking, baking, camping and spending time with the friends she made in nursing school.

In addition to her parents, Carroll was preceded in death by her brother, James F. Bacon and her aunt, Marguerite Bacon Lenny. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 56 years, Richard C. Parsons; son, Howard O. Parsons (Sheila); daughter, Lea Ann Coulbourne (Mark); grandchildren, Samantha, Brendan and Tyler Parsons, and Sarah Coulbourne; and nephew, Matthew Bacon.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carroll’s memory to the Visiting Nurses Association at Christiana Care; Development Office, 4000 Nexus Drive, Suite W3-300, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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6 Guestbook messages for Carroll Anna Parsons

  • Carroll was a wonderful person kind as can be beautiful inside and out you will never be forgotten.

  • Carroll will be deeply missed. For most of my school age years she was a second mother. There were some great adventures, who can forget the hurricane at the beach. I am sure my mother was there to greet her. The two friends together again. I am blessed to have had her in my life.

  • Richard and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with.

  • Hi Richard, Howard, LeaAnn, We (Gary and Nelissa) are very sad to hear of Carroll Ann’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. It’s been many years since we’ve seen you, but you are all in our thoughts, and we’ve never forgotten any of you.

  • Aunt Carroll was such a tender hearted woman that showed a unconditional love for her family. She will surely be missed by all. My condolences to the family.

  • What a sweet person… I recall the time at Mark and Lea’s, I was sitting on the couch and Mr. And Mrs. Parsons stopped in. Someone noticed that I had a hole in my sock! We all laughed. So much love in that family. You have your mothers smile LeaLea, carry it proudly! Lea and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.