Mabel Ophelia (Parrish) PembeltonJune 17, 1931 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 89)
Mabel O. Pembelton, 89, of Jetersville, VA went to be with the Lord, reunited with her husband, Raymond E. Pembelton, her four sons, Fletcher “Junior” D. Bates, John S. Bates, Baby son (name unknown), Ronald E. Bates, stepsons, James “Jimmy” O. Pembelton, Raymond “Tommy” T. Pembelton, step-granddaughter, Debra A. Trent, great-granddaughter, Zuri J. Seabrook, her parents, Clyde S. Parrish and Nannie E. Neathery Parrish, her twin sister, Myrtle E. Salmon, Mary Ann McClure, brothers, Alfred Parrish, James E. Parrish, Lewis E. Parrish, nieces, Goldie P. Rogers, Rita C. King. Survived by daughter-in-law, Diane C. Bates, step-daughter, Jean C. Weatherford (Bobby), step-son, Edward “Carver” C. Pembelton (Linda), eight grandchildren, John “Smitty” S. Bates Jr. (Ami), Lisa M. Bates, Daniel W. Bates, Michelle L. Wilson (Walter), Anthony “Ryan” R. Bates (Kelly), Fletcher “Trey” D. Bates III, Jennifer A. Seabrook (Trey), Ronald “RJ” E. Bates Jr., eight step-grandchildren, Donna Klement (Bobby), James O. Pembelton Jr. (Tonya), Sheffie Weatherford, Sheri Deatherage (Nicholas), Violet Montgomery, Rita Pembelton, Carley Patterson, David Pembelton along with a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She retired from Safeway Stores Inc. in December 1990 after 30 years of dedicated service. She went on to spend her retirement years being the best “Nana” anyone could ever ask for to all her grandchildren. She will be remembered for all of her “life lessons” taught to each of us and let's not forget her beloved game of “dice” that she has passed on to anyone that wanted to learn how to play this simple little game. Nothing would make her happier than to keep teaching the generations to come this game (for all ages) that has brought so much fun to family time. Our Nana was dearly loved by all those whose life she touched and will be greatly missed by all of us. Graveside services will be held at 12Noon on September 2, 2020 at Antioch UMC Cemetery on Route 45 north of Farmville, Va.