Joan Schwing Parkerson
Joan Schwing Parkerson
  • November 10, 1931 - December 29, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Joan Schwing Parkerson died peacefully on December 29 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Godfrey Ross Parkerson, as well as her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Poynter Schwing, Jr, and siblings, Carolyn Schwing Howard, and Samuel Poynter Schwing III.

"Pie-z" was born in November 1931 and grew up in New Orleans. She graduated from Isidore Newman School and attended Sophie Newcomb College. After marrying the love of her life, Godfrey, in 1953, she provided a lifetime of unconditional love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Garden Study Club of the Garden Club of America, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Debutante Club of New Orleans, and the Junior League of New Orleans. She was also an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she enjoyed attending eucharist chapel services with family and friends.

Pie-z loved people and was the quintessential hostess. She was known for her lively dinner parties in New Orleans, as well as her beloved Carmel, CA., where the weather was always "marvelous," even when it was foggy. She had a very active life at Lambeth House and enjoyed sharing time with friends for lunch, bridge, and "Rummikub".

Pie-z is survived by her children, Alice Blakemore Parkerson and Godfrey Bruce Parkerson (Jennifer) of New Orleans. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren, Samuel Parkerson McEnery (Marti), Joan McEnery Browne (Patrick), Godfrey Ross Parkerson II, John Stirling Parkerson, and Sarah Woodward Parkerson. She is also survived by five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on January 5, 2018, at Noon at Trinity Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 or an organization of your choice.

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