Mann, Elizbeth Parks

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Elizabeth Parks Mann died in Winchester, Va. She was born in Erwin, N.C., to Paul Blair Parks Jr. and Ella Whitted Parks.

Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. Harold W. Mann Sr. She is also survived by brother, Paul B Parks, III and wife, Patsy, of Aiken, S.C.; son, Harold W. Mann Jr. and wife, Amy, of Centreville, Va.; daughter, Martha M. Carroll and husband, Scott, of Cross Junction, Va.; daughter, Janet M. Palmer and husband, Chris, of Missoula, Mont.; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy Anderson Donnan Murray.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an elementary school teacher in Covington, Ga., and Durham, N.C., and a beloved substitute teacher in Radford, Va. Betty was a talented singer who performed with many choral groups. She was active in her church communities, various study clubs and other groups, and was a legacy member of The Little Red Hens in Durham, N.C. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, camping and traveling. We will miss Betty’s good nature, smile, love and laughter.

A Celebration of Life and interment will be held at a later date. Interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.