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05/03/18 - NNHS Newsletter - JoAnn Houston Parrott

JoAnn Houston Parrott
(31 May 1943 - 18 Feb 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I was deeply saddened to learn, albeit belatedly, this loss of another Typhoon.  JoAnn Houston Parrott, Class of 1961, passed away in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the age of 74.

   Her husband, Charles Parrott (Roanoke Rapids [NC] HS - @ '56), preceded her in death on April 07, 2017.

   JoAnn was not only a friend of mine from Band, she had been one of my subscribers for over a dozen years. I shall miss her.

From the Roanoke Rapids (NC) Daily Herald - 02/19/18:   

             JoAnn Houston Parrott


ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC - Joann Houston Parrott, 74, of Roanoke Rapids, NC passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Joann was born to the late William Ironmonger and Josephine Jerkins Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Charles Franklin Parrott, Sr., and a great-grandson, Franklin Brantley Parrott.

Joann was a longtime member of Rosemary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, played the hand bells and was involved in other activities.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Franklin "Chuck" Parrott, Jr. and his wife, Patti, of Wilmington, William "W.J." Parrott, Sr. and his wife, Tammie of Roanoke Rapids, and Christopher "Chris" Parrott and Jennifer Little of Roanoke Rapids; her grandchildren, Kenneth "K.C." Parrott, Ashlie King and her husband, Jonathan, Trinity Cullom, Bridgette Parrott, Brianna Parrott and Joseph Parrott; one great-grandson Bryson Buckner; and several nieces and nephews. 



Funeral Services for Joann will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Rosemary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC with Dr. Layne Wallace officiating.

Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in Roanoke Rapids (NC) Daily Herald on February 19, 2018.
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February 19, 2018



   Our deepest sympathies are extended to JoAnn's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

I'll Praise My Maker

Words by Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748) based on The Psalms of David, 1719

Music (Old 113th) attributed to Matthäus Greiter (@ 1495 - 20 Dec 1550), Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525

I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath,
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers;
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures.

Why should I make a man my trust?
Princes must die and turn to dust;
Vain is the help of flesh and blood:
Their breath departs, their pomp, and power,
And thoughts, all vanish in an hour,
Nor can they make their promise good.

Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel’s God: He made the sky,
And earth, and seas, with all their train:
His truth for ever stands secure;
He saves th’oppressed, He feeds the poor,
And none shall find His promise vain.

The Lord has eyes to give the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind;
He sends the labr’ing conscience peace;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow, and the fatherless,
And grants the pris’ner sweet release.

He loves His saints, He knows them well,
But turns the wicked down to hell;
Thy God, O Zion! ever reigns:
Let every tongue, let every age,
In this exalted work engage;
Praise Him in everlasting strains.

I’ll praise Him while He lends me breath,
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers;
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures.

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