First Posted: 12/26/2008

MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Vera DeEtte Jarrell Park, 86, of 402 Ladonia Church Road, Mount Airy, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Park was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Surry County to the late Ellard Grady and Mary Leota Vernon Jarrell. She was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon Caldwell and Valarie Park of Winston-Salem, Coy Mack and Linda Park of Martinsville, Va., and David and Lynne Park of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Hank Watson Park of Charleston, S.C., Tony Lloyd Park of Dallas, N.C., Stuart Thomason Park of Winston-Salem and Ashley Elizabeth Park of Winston-Salem; two great-grandchildren, Zackary Park and Rebecca Park; two sisters, Julie Jones of Ruther-Glen, Va., and Rebecca Ivylyn Swift of Mount Airy; and two brothers, Ellard Tom Jarrell and Garner and Linda Jarrell. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Park was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Mack Park Sr.; and a grandson, Caldwell Pryor Pete Park. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with services conducted by the Rev. Alton Bledsoe with burial to follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, 272 Oak Grove Baptist Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

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