Edna Mae Parisher

September 22, 1927 - August 23, 2008

09/22/1927 - 08/23/2008

Past Services

Monday August 25, 2008
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday August 26, 2008
1:00 pm
Kempsville Baptist Church
5204 Princess Anne Rd.
Va. Beach, VA 23462
Tuesday August 26, 2008
2:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions

Edna Mae Parisher went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ quite suddenly after a brief hospital stay due to pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her beloved husband of 60 years, Floyd; her four children and numerous grandchildren. She was born September 22, 1927, in Amherst, Massachusetts to the late Lillian W. Holden. She was 80 years old.She is survived by her husband, Floyd; her children, Dana Sammy Cohen, Linda Dick Curtis, David Jackie Parisher and Lillian Parisher; her seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Holden and her sister, Ruth MacKenzie. She is survived by her sister, Florence Nelson.Edna was a loving, unselfish, caring wife and mother. She served for more than 50 years in the nursery at Kempsville Baptist Church, where she was an active member since 1950. She was an avid bowler until her death.The funeral will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 1:00pm in Kempsville Baptist Church. A visitation will be Monday August 25th from 5-8pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Kempsville Baptist Church, 5204 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Online condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com.

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Pam Williams
8 years ago

Dear Dana and Sammy,

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Beth Hollowell
8 years ago

Dear Lillian,

I am crying thinking of the sadness of you missing your mom on this earth. I thank the Lord you will see her once again in heaven but I know it doesn’t erase the pain of living here and now without her. Having lost both my parents and my dear sister I want to let you know how much I care at this very difficult time!!! Your mom must have been an incredibly loving and kind woman as I am sure you take after her. We are so blessed by your care of all the children at Swift Creek Baptist Church and thank your mom for raising you to be such a special person!!!!!!!!!! I know it may seem a bit flat, coming over the computer like this, but please accept a huge hug from me! Love, Beth Hollowell

Diana Spruill
8 years ago

Dear Linda, We were so very sorry to her about your mom. She is going to be truly missed by so many people. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Diana & John Spruill

Kim Johnson Baird
8 years ago

Dear Uncle Floyd, Dana, Linda, David and Lillian;

I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Edna’s sudden passing. I know she has a special place with God now and is watching over us like she always has. God Bless you all and know that we are praying for you all during this difficult time.

Love always,

Kim Johnson& Sean Baird and Alex Edwards

Brian and Pam Collier
8 years ago

Dearest Lillian,

We are so sorry for your loss. We know it was so unexpected. Please know you and your family have been in our prayers. How wonderful to know she is in a better place and you will see her again. Thankfully you have God to comfort you and help you get through the days ahead.

Love, The Collier Family

Bob & Joyce Meeker
8 years ago

Edna was one of the nicest people I have ever know, always so kind and caring for others. We will all miss her beautiful smile. It’s hard to beleive that she won’t be there bowling with us this morning–one never knows. Floyd, & family, our thought and prayers are with you. So sorry!

8 years ago

Floyd, Dana, Lill, Linda, David and all the family,

I was so saddened to learn of Edna’s sudden illness and passing. I have so many fond memories of her. From first getting to know her as my Great Aunt Lill’s daughter and my dad’s cousin when she came to visit her mom in Amherst,MA to getting to know her on a more personal level over the years during several visits to Virginia. I really enjoyed the video tribute; thank you for sharing those photos. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love Jennifer

Regina Porterfield
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Edna was so much like my Mother.

I will remember her always.


Stephanie Freeman
8 years ago

I just wanted to express my sympathy to Mrs. Parisher’s family during this difficult time. My own grandparents died when I was young, but she always treated me as if I was part of her family every time I visited her house with Heather. Please know that I am praying for you.

Joseph Barnes and family
8 years ago

In Memory of a fine Christian Lady that helped us in our hour of need many years ago. Our thoughts are with the family.


Joe Barnes and daughters,

Lisa, Susan and Sharon

Ben Brooks
8 years ago


I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person. I often think about my church family growing up at Kempsville and how important they were to me. You and your family were certainly a big part of that. I realize these are difficult times, but I know you have your faith, family, and friends to lean on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doris Holden
8 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Her picture is lovely and I will remember her that way.

8 years ago