January 30, 1961 – October 27, 2013
ELIZABETHTON – Tracy Marie Fretz Parsons, 52, of Elizabethton, beloved wife, mother grandmother, sister and aunt was received into God’s presence on Sunday, Oct. 27 after she sacrificed her own life to save the lives of her daughter and grandson in a house fire.
She was born on January 30, 1961 in Medina, Ohio 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); step-children, 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 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.
A Celebration of Tracy’s life will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Dennis Wilson, Rev. Steven Tilley, Pastor Randy Johnson and Rev. Sheldon Livesay, officiating.
You may also view the service live by visiting www.cartertrent.com.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, TN.
You may send online condolences to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Parsons family.