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Virginia (Mock) Grimes Parker
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Virginia (Mock) Grimes Parker
Virginia (Mock) Grimes Parker, 90, passed away on September 17, 2018.
    She was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia. Her father, Frank Mock, owned and operated a grocery store on West Main Street, where she worked as a teenager. She graduated from Statesboro High School (1944) and attended business school in Savannah.
    She was married to Charles Grimes for 41 years until his death in 1985. They had one child, Phyllis Grimes.
    Virginia worked as a paralegal at John Hancock in Statesboro for 35 years until her retirement in 1986.
    Virginia married Arnold Parker, retired tax commissioner and state senator, in 1988. They lived in Grove Lakes in Statesboro until moving to Lawrenceville, Ga., in 1997 to be near Phyllis. Arnold passed away unexpectedly in 1998.
    For the past 20 years, Virginia lived in Lawrenceville, Ga. She had lived at home as long as possible. She had recently moved to a senior living facility due to failing health and was under hospice care.
    She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Grimes of Atlanta; and her sister, Christine Mixon Jones of Ocala, Florida (formerly of Statesboro); several nieces and nephews.
    A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Tom Wages Funeral Home in Lawrenceville on Scenic Highway on October 7 at 4 p.m.
    Visitation will be from 2:30-4 p.m.
    A graveside service and interment will be in Statesboro, Ga., in Eastside Cemetery on Friday, October 12, at 1 p.m.
    For more details, visit the website of Tom Wages Funeral Home at
    A celebration of life gathering will be held immediately after the graveside service in Statesboro at the Holiday Inn Magnolia Room.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, October 7, 2018

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