July 23, 2016

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Tracy Marie Fretz Parsons

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay

down his life for his family”

Tracy Marie Fretz Parsons, 52, of Elizabethton, beloved wife, mother grandmother, sister and aunt was received into God’s presence on Sunday, October 27, 2013, after she sacrificed her own life to save the lives of her daughter and grandson in a house fire. She was born January 30, 1961 in Medina, and had a great love of music and enjoyed playing her guitar; singing songs about her faith and walk with the Lord.

Family meant EVERYTHING to Tracy and Tracy meant EVERYTHING to her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Fretz; her mother, Audrey Coode; and husband, Bob; and a precious nephew, Austin.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Bill Parsons; children, Rachel (Jared), Aaron (Heather), Esther, and Adam (Bethany); stepchildren, Stephanie (Eric) and Matt (Lisa). She treasured every minute spent with her precious grandchildren, Caira, Caden, Bailey, Hayden, Andrew, Hanna, Gage, Aiden, Callie, Harper and Aubree. She is also survived by her two younger sisters, Lori and Lois (Mark); nephews, Luke and Avery; along with many loving cousins and countless friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 P.M., Friday, November 1, 2013, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, Tennessee. A Celebration of Tracy’s life will follow at 7 P.M., with Reverend Dennis Wilson, Reverend Steven Tilley, Pastor Randy Johnson and Reverend Sheldon Livesay, officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M., Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Tennessee. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1 P.M., to go in a procession.

You may also view the service live or send condolences, by visiting www.cartertrent.com