Promoted to Glory: Captain Jimmy “Bo” Parsons
Captain Jimmy “Bo” Parsons was Promoted to Glory on Sunday, August 20, 2023, from his home in Cambridge, MD. He was 57.
Jimmy Lee Parsons was born in Georgia on November 2, 1965, to parents James C. and Dolores Gee Parsons. He graduated from Johnson High School in 1984 and was later hired by the Gwinnett County of Georgia Fire Department. During his tenure there, he held the positions of firefighter, EMT, and driver/engineer until his retirement in 2014. That same year, he entered the Evangeline Booth College as a member of the Messengers of Light session of cadets.
Commissioned in 2016 as a Salvation Army officer, he served as corps officer in Grafton, WV, and Havre de Grace, MD. He was most recently appointed to Cambridge, MD, from which he went to be with his Lord.
Captain Parsons loved the Lord, his family, and serving others. In his leisure time, he enjoyed building Legos and solving puzzles, as well as restoring antique furniture.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Captain Parsons is survived by his wife, Captain Wendy (Cooper) Parsons; his mother; his children, Christopher (Jessica) Cooper, Candace (Kevin) Stradley, and Caitlin (fiancé Tucker) Parsons; and three grandchildren. He also leaves three sisters, Pamela (Jim) Morrow, Sandy Parsons, and Nikki (Rick) Curry; in addition to one niece and four nephews.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled at the Cambridge Corps on Friday, August 25, 2023. A second service will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA, with internment to follow at the Memorial Park South Cemetery in Flowery Branch, GA.