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HIGH POINT — Mary Elizabeth Caldwell Parson passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at WFBH High Point Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1937 in High Point, NC, daughter of the late Magnolia Carter and John W. Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by her eldest son, Lavandis Caldwell (Argie); three siblings, Walt Caldwell, Carl Caldwell, and Harold Caldwell, and sister-in-law, Margaret Caldwell.

Mary grew up in High Point and attended High Point City Schools and William Penn High School. Shortly after leaving William Penn, she began working at D&E Aluminum Company and worked there for several years while working several other odd jobs before retiring from Styrex Industries. Mary was a very devoted mother who loved hard and worked tirelessly to provide for her children.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her children, Abraham Parson (Cathy) of Desoto, TX, Cynthia Wilson, Sharon Parson, Dahlia Middlebrooks (Phillip), Sharon Parson and Sedalia Parson Davis, all of High Point, NC, Donald J. Gill Sr. (Cynthia) of Hope Mills, NC and one “Beloved Son” Donald J. Gill Jr. of Milledgeville, GA; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, John Caldwell, Barbara Caldwell, Peggy Caldwell, Ray Caldwell and Leevord Caldwell, all of High Point, NC; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews who will always love and cherish her.

A private funeral service will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Guil-Rand Memorial Park. Mrs. Parson may be viewed on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

Online condolences may be sent to the Parson family at

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