Sara Parkinson

Obituary of Sara Wheeler Bradley Parkinson

Sara died peacefully in her sleep on July 30, 2019 following a brief period of illness. Sara was a native of Belton SC, born on June 25, 1923.  She was the twelfth child of her parents Martha Missouri Wheeler Bradley and William Stroder Bradley.  She resided in Charlotte most of her adult life.  Visiting with her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews brought her the greatest joy.  Her favorite activity was a rousing Scrabble game that she usually won.


Her parents, all of her siblings; her loving husband, James Moffatt Parkinson and her beloved daughter, Martha Moffatt Parkinson Calaway, preceded her in death.


Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Parkinson Benson of Conover NC; a son-in-law, Jack Calaway of Ohio; two granddaughters, Jill Peth (Nick) of Washington PA and Sara Emily Carleo of Davidson NC, two great grandchildren, Ben and Julia Peth; a sister-in-law, Jean Parkinson Blackston of Oxford MS; nieces, Margaret, Chae, Jane, Sommer, Kaye and nephews Frank and Stroder.


A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC  28212.


Memorials in Sara’s name may be made to King’s Cross ARP Church, 3936 Craig Ave., Charlotte, NC  28211 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, August 2, 2019
Sharon Memorial Park
5400 Monroe Road
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
(704) 537-5011
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