FLORENCE - Lois Redford Parrott, 97, of Florence, formerly of Sumter, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Mrs. Parrott was born the daughter of the late Gertrude Knight Redford and Benjamin Harrison Redford. She graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College and Columbia College. She was employed with South Carolina Methodist Conference as conference director of youth, taught in the Sumter school system and retired in 1978 from Shaw Air Force Base as supply training instructor. Mrs. Parrott was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees as well as a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Florence, the Jimmy McNair Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Burkett Parrott Sr.; sisters, Glenice R. Peecksen and Doris R. Shriver; and brother, Herbert Redford.

Ms. Parrott is survived by her son, H. Burk Parrott Jr. (Dawn) of Florence; daughters, Glenice Graves (Earle) of Simpsonville and Trude Harper (Shane) of Effingham; grandchildren, Dorothy Graves, Lois Griffin (Mike), Carl Graves, Trey Parrott, Tyler Parrott (Leah), Laura-Brooke Parrott (Ryan), Maia Miller and Isabel Miller; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Griffin and Corrine Parrott; brother, Melvin Redford of Charleston; and sisters, Elsie Tant of Charleston and Betty Garrett of Angier, North Carolina.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Sumter Cemetery, directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Due to current COVID-10 concerns, social distancing will be observed.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1629 W. Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29501.

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