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Congresswoman Adams Statement on the Passing of Earline Parmon

Mar 15, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement on the passing of former North Carolina State Senator and Outreach Director for North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, the beloved, Earline Parmon:

“Today, one of my closest confidants, colleagues and a true friend, Earline Parmon, departed this life. My heart is broken and I know her passing will be felt in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and throughout the entire state of North Carolina.

“Earline Parmon was the true definition of a public servant. She dedicated her life to fighting for justice and fighting for our communities. From her work on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and in the North Carolina General Assembly, to her most recent service on behalf of North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, Earline Parmon has left an undeniable mark on North Carolinians across the state. She was loving, she was kind, she was respected, she broke barriers and she was inspirational. Earline Parmon was an obedient lover of the Lord and his blessings in her life could be seen through her positive spirit and joyous energy.

“I will never forget Earline Parmon’s warmth and her steadfast advocacy for the voiceless in our communities. My prayers will continue to flow for her children, her grandchildren, and all of her family and friends.  I am forever grateful for her presence in my life; the world is a richer place for her having been in it.  The legacy she established will continue to live on.”