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Marcella Ann Parsons, 60, went to the Lord Jan. 5, 2016, in Austin, Texas, with family by her side.

She was born May 19, 1955, in Artesia to Mary E. (Beard) Norwood and Billy F. Shipp.

Marcie was blessed with a kind heart, a warm smile, a soft voice, and a caring nature. In life, she was most proud of her boys, grandchildren, attending college, and helping those who needed it.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Beard, of Artesia; sons Jeremy Parsons and wife Bekah, Jonathan Parsons and wife Diana, and Shelby Parsons; three grandchildren, Payten, Kaitlyn and Taitin; brothers Billy Owen Shipp, Brent Harrison Shipp and Michael Dee Shipp; half-brother Dustin Troy Shipp; ex-husband Robert Parsons; stepmother Roberta Natarus; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy F. Shipp, and a brother, Jackie Shipp.

Cremation is under the direction of Heart of Texas Crematory. At her request, no memorial will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of choice.