GREER — Margie Bramlett Howell Parker passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 30, 2013. Margie was born on May 1, 1930 in Greer, S.C. and was a daughter of the late Leroy and Vonnie H. Bramlett.
Margie graduated from Davenport High School where she played on the girls’ basketball team and was a member of the last class to graduate 11th grade. Her first marriage was to Marshall Howell of Greer and they had two children, Barry (Smiley) and Bryan. After Marshall’s death, she married Cecil Parker of Liberty, S.C. and moved to Union with him and his children, Lisa, Woody and Derryl; but later returned with him to her beloved Greer where she happily remained.
She loved children and was employed by Rilla Rin Schoolette and Precious People daycares and was known to many children in Greer and Union as “Miss Margie.” She was a long-time member of Greer First Baptist Church and was currently a faithful and devoted member of St. John’s Baptist Church. She enjoyed being involved with her church family and is remembered for her years of dedicated service on the Hospitality Committee. Besides spending time with her children, grandchildren and church family, Margie enjoyed cheering for the Greer Yellow Jackets and her beloved South Carolina Gamecocks.
Along with her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by her son, Barry (Smiley) Howell; brothers, Roy Bramlett and William Bramlett; her sister, Julia Bramlett; and special friend, Becky Clement.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Laurie Epton Howell and their two children, Wilson and Jay of Greenville; her daughter-in-law, Patty Logan Howell and her children, Logan (Ashley), Tyler and Luke of Greer; and her nephews, Jake and Hayden Lines; step-children, Lisa Gossett (Tim) of Easley and their children, Jordan and Megan, Woody Parker (Violet) of Union, S.C. and his son Steven and his grandson, Jaygo, Derryl Parker (Dianne) and their children, Creed and Breanna of Blue Ridge, GA.; her brothers, David Bramlett (Evelyn) of Landrum and Ralph Bramlett (Cynthia), of Garden City, S.C. Also surviving are her devoted friends and neighbors Ralph and Leigh Clement and Blair Keeley (Scott) and their children, Peyton, Landon and Garren.
The family will be at the home of her son. Visitation will be at The Wood Mortuary in Greer on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Greer First Baptist Church and officiated by Rev. Dow Welsh and Mrs. Dottie Bryson with burial following the service at Hillcrest Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. John’s Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 2353, Greer, S.C. 29652-2353 or to a charity of ones choosing.
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