By Submitted Story on March 18, 2020
Etta Frances Hooper Parrott, age 93, passed away after a long illness at Peak Resources-Outer Banks. Mrs. Parrott was born on April 10, 1926 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Elroy Jones Hooper and Nancy Taylor Meekins Hooper. She was the widow of Commander Carl Leonard Parrott, USCG Retired. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Parrott Blount and husband John of Carolina Shores, NC, son Carl Elroy Parrott of Greenville NC, son Leonard Frances Parrott and partner Patricia Work, of Trinity NC, and four grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Faye Hooper Jones, brother Elroy Jones Hooper, daughter Carletta Parrott Green, and grandson Rowan W. Green.
After graduation from Elizabeth City, NC High School, Etta earned a degree in History at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and taught school at various school systems in eastern NC until 1951 when she married Carl and joined him in his Coast Guard assignments in the United States and Alaska. She continued teaching as a substitute teacher as the opportunities permitted throughout her marriage and after their move to New Jersey upon her husband’s retirement in 1964.
She participated in the Ecumenical movement during its early years while in the Methodist Church. Upon Cdr. Parrott’s second retirement in 1980 the family moved to the Outer Banks of NC and built a new home on Kitty Hawk Bay in Kitty Hawk.
Etta became active in the newly organized Hot-Line program assisting families in need of guidance and assistance and helped establish a clothing source for those in need. She was also active in the yearly Senior Citizens Olympic Games. She also enjoyed the overnight bus trips and other social events organized by the Senior Citizens Club.
Etta was an active member of The American Legion Auxiliary Post 26. She served as an officer in various positions in the Kitty Hawk Democrat Party Precinct, The Dare County Democratic Party and the Dare County Democratic Women’s party. Etta joined and became an active member of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church in late 2001.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks for all the loving care Etta received, especially from friends, neighbors, members of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, and the staff of both Peak Resources and Albemarle Homecare & Hospice.
Due to current concerns related to the Coronavirus, a memorial service will not be scheduled at this time.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
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