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Ms. Kimberly Joy Parsons

Kimberly Joy Parsons was born on April 27, 1970, to the late Lawrence R. and Hazel L. (McDowell) Parsons. She departed this life on January 7, 2024.

Kimberly completed her early education years at Temple Christian School, Mansfield, Ohio, later attending Malabar High School where she participated and played in the marching band. She graduated and received her high school diploma with the class of 1988. Kim continued her education in Columbus, Ohio, and gained employment as a Contractor for The Department of Corrections, working as a phlebotomist at the Medical Center in Columbus.

Kim attended Crossroads Church of Mansfield, being a very active member in her bible study group, feeding the homeless and participating in many other church activities. She could light up any room that she entered with her infectious smile and spread joy with that shy giggle of hers. She enjoyed cooking, baking, decorating cakes, taking pictures and spending time with her family, friends and her little buddy, Ki’yon Dillon whom she loved as her own. She was a true Buckeye and loved all things Ohio State!

Kim is survived by 3 aunts, Rita Dulin, Columbus, OH., Carolyn M. Catchings (Kary, Jr.), Trotwood, OH., and Marietta Thomas, Kettering, OH; 3 uncles, Melvin McDowell, (Dovie), Akron, OH, Wyatt McDowell, (Sherry), Douglasville, GA. and Harrison McDowell (Delores), Mansfield, OH; lifelong best friend and sister Tish Erskine Ginn; and a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and brother David Craig Parsons, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Leon Lafayette and Agnes Elizabeth (Jefferson) McDowell, her paternal grandparents, William Parsons and Maebell (Walker) Parsons Carpenter.

Kimberly, affectionately known as Kimmie, was everyone’s little sister, not just on E. Arch St. where she grew up, but throughout the City of Mansfield. To know her was to love her. Even as an adult, she remained that, and she will be greatly missed by us all!


Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, January 26, 2024 at Crossroads Church Mansfield, 1188 Park Avenue West. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, MANSFIELD CHAPEL, 753 McPherson St. (formerly Willams Funeral Services). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Parsons Family, visit

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