Erna Elizabeth Parmenter
Erna Elizabeth Parmenter
  • November 19, 1924 - December 27, 2017
  • Wilmington, North Carolina

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Erna Janker Parmenter, 93, Passed away on December 27, 2017. She was born in Bad Tolz, Germany, on November 19, 1924 to Jacob and Elsa Janker. She was the beloved wife of Cressel (Bud) Parmenter for 53 years. She is survived by her sons, Jim and Tom Parmenter of Wilmington and her grandson Brian and his fianc Heidi Badeaux of New Orleans, Louisiana and her "baby" Gretchen. Erna was preceded in death by Jim's wife Jennie Wheeler Parmenter who she dearly loved, in 2011. Erna was a classy lady who loved to dress up in fine clothes and enjoyed the compliments she received from her family and many friends. She was truly loved and admired by all those who came into her life. She loved to dance and in her later years loved to line dance at the Yellow Rose where she met people who became dear friends until her passing.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Neill Musselwhite, Dr. Gigi MacDonald, and their staff at the Monkey Junction office of New Hanover Medical Group for the love and excellent care she was given there over many years. We would also like to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the excellent care also.
Donations in Erna's memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Paw's Place Inc., 3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479.
Services will be held: Visitation from 7-8pm Friday, December 29, 2017 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pastor Phillip Blackwelder will be officiating.