She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Ellen O'Rourke McAlister; her sister, Margaret McAlister; and her spouses, Chase Nagle and Earnest Parsons.
She is survived by her children, Luellen Nagle, Joeva (Ed) Briggs, Marcie (Tom) Reid, Chuck (Marie) Nagle, Jerry (Lynn) Parsons and Betty Knight; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren.
Parsons was a lifelong member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, past president of her Altar Guild, officer of the PTA at St. Aloysius School and Bessemer High School. She served as president of the Bessemer Junior Service League and the Bessemer Hall of History. She was a charter board member of both the Bessemer Girls Club and the West Jefferson Historical Society. She volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for five years and was later a den mother to the Special Education Cub Scout Troop at Jonesboro School.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bessemer with burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210; or the Eucharistic Minister — Outreach at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4600 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, AL 35226.
Condolences may be sent to www.bessemerbrownfh.com.
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