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Margaree ParmsSeptember 27, 1928 ~ September 4, 2017 (age 88)
Margaret Parms, daughter of the late William and Janie McLaurin, was born on September 27, 1928, in Dillon County, South Carolina. She was the youngest of six siblings, John Phillips,
D.J. McLaurin, Gladys Williams, William McLaurin Jr, and Leo McLaurin, all who preceded her in death.
She was baptized and accepted in Christ at New Zion A.M.E. Church in Dillon County, South Carolina. She received her formal education in the Dillon County Public School System.
She married the late Neil Parms and from this union there were two children, Janie L. Weathers who preceded her in death and Archie L. Parms.
Margaret was employed by the Filipedus family for several years and later was employed by Bugle Laundry in East Baltimore.
She enjoyed cooking, and having her family stop pass for Sunday dinner was a joy to her. One of her favorite dishes was fried fish and potatoes. That special dish let you know that you had enjoyed good southern style cooking. She loved to sing the old gospels. When her memory faded, you could often hear her humming the tunes and sense the peace they brought her, but her sense of humor never faded. After a conversation with her, the both of you would be filled with laughter. She was a quiet and gentle person who loved her family. She loved and adored her son, Archie, as he compassionately and diligently cared for her. He affectionately called her "momma" and she always recognized him in her illness.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted son, Archie; a loving daughter in law Patricia Diane Parms; four sisters in law Elizabeth Parms, Mary Ann Parms, Christine Parms, and Annie Ruth Parms; two brothers in law, Joe Parms and Johnny Parms; four grandchildren, Antoine, Teresa, Monica (who visited every Sunday to shampoo and braid her grandmother’s hair) and Patrice; eight great grandchildren: Shakiura, Demontay, Nakiya, Anthony, Christian, Malaya, Anaiye’, Antoine, Jordan, and a devoted cousin, Neva McLaurin and friend, Estelle McCormick. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.