Margie Marie King Parker

Tuesday, November 5, 1940 - Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Loved By Everyone

Photo of Margie Marie King Parker  - 1940-2023

          "No gift on earth is greater, No treasure held above,

         The joy that comes from knowing a Mother's endless love."

On the morning of Tuesday, September 12, 2023, our beloved Margie Marie King Parker, age 82, passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side.

Margie was born in the fall season of November 5, 1940, to the late Earl King and the late Allie Sharpe King and was surrounded by a large and loving family all throughout her life. She had made her home in Haywood County for more than 60 years and Margie was greatly loved by everyone blessed to know her. Her heartwarming smile and her caring and kind personality touched many. During her early years, Margie had been employed at American Enka Corporation, Paxar, and also at Silver Bluff Village, working in Arrowhead Cove. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, special grandmother,and a dedicated homemaker, who graciously made everyone feel welcome to her home. Margie was also an amazing cook and her delicious prune cake and her southern fried chicken livers were favorites of family and friends. It was often said that Margie cooked enough to “feed an army” and that was certainly true! She always made certain that there was plenty of food for everyone when guests and family gathered at her table. A dedicated Christian, Margie loved her Lord and her church family. She was a faithful member of Beaverdam Baptist Church. Margie’s memory will live on in all of our hearts. Her life runneth over with meaningful acts of love and kindness and we each need to follow her example and never forget the lessons in life that she has taught us. Margie will be forever missed. Until we meet again.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Parker; her daughters, Loretta Gail Parker, and Colleen Jones; sisters, Lucy Jones, Jeanette Teague, and Geraldine Capps, and a brother, Howard King.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Hoglen and her husband, Neal of Canton; grandchildren, Heather Pressley (Drew) of Leicester, Heath Hoglen (Paige) of Canton, Sabrina Carver of Canton and Dusty Jones (Destiny) of Canton; great-grandchildren, Luke and Lillie Kate, Cling, Raylynn, and Sadie; her sisters, Argylle Wells of Leicester; Thelma Wines (Howard) of Leicester, Glenda Henson (Roy) of Canton; a sister-in-law, Peggy Warren of Leicester; a son-in-law, Randy Jones of Canton and her dear best friend, Nancy Jackson of Canton.

 A graveside service will be held to honor the life of Mrs. Parker at 2:00PM Friday, September 15, 2023, at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Gene Worley will be officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Neal Hoglen, Randy Jones, Drew Pressley, Heath Hoglen, Luke Glance, and Dusty Jones. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be Joey Parker.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Parker’s memory to the Beaverdam Cemetery Fund, 2524 Beaverdam Road, Canton, NC 28716

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Parker family.

Condolences from family and friends

Kathy and Family The Pisgah Class of 1980 would like to extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of your sweet Mother.
Pisgah High Class of 1980
Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Tammy Shipman
I’m so sorry for our whole family’s loss. So glad on one of my last visits home I could visit Aunt Marie. I love all of you & wish I could be there to hug you.
Sharon Lundberg
Kathy, and family so sorry about Marie's passing but what a better place she is in no more pain. God BLESS YOU ALL. PRAYERS FOR ALL LOVE JUANITA TEAGUE BLANKENSHIP
JUANITA Teague Blankenship
So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful lady! Prayers
Regina carver
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ray & Shirley Pressley
So sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you all. Our love and prayers. Chuck and June
June kirkpatrick
May God bless you in the coming days and give you peace in knowing she is rejoicing with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah, Sharon and Jesse Mull
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Margie was a dear lady who always had a big smile on her face every time I saw her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Juanita Dixon
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort you as only He can. I loved your mom she was so kind and sweet and I always felt right at home when I visited her. We have the promise of God that we will see her again I love you.
Sandra Epley
My heart goes out to your Kathy Holgen and her family and friends of Marie. I have known all of you for a long time. My mom and I wish we could have been there today but you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Prayers to give you strength and to heal theough his difficult time. God is with you. Love you all. Hugs and much love.
Susie DeLine
We are very sorry about your Mother's passing. Know that we are holding you close to our hearts.
Patsy and Phil Cook
Kathy and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You guys took good care of her while she was here. Now she is in a better place and no longer in pain with God.
Angela Maxwell