Nancy Rae Parsons

Nancy Rae Parsons of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the age of 79. Nancy was born on December 19, 1942 in Battle Creek, MI the daughter of Ray and Lillian (Williams) Hocott. She was raised in Eaton Rapids where she graduated in the class of 1961 and went on to receive an Associate Degree from Western Michigan University. She married the love of her life, Ron Parsons on March 20, 1965 and together they had two children. Nancy worked as an executive secretary at Oldsmobile for five years, then after being a stay at home mom, she embarked on a very successful real estate career. She worked for Century 21, then was the co-owner of Main Street Realtors, then on to Re/Max Home Pros before retiring from Laura DeLong Realty. Nancy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids where she was involved with numerous groups and activities through the years. She loved shopping, vacationing, a good cup of coffee, Michigan State sports and she really loved going out for lunch or dinner. Nancy was above all a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend who cherished her family and especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren whom lovingly referred to her as Nana. She will always be known for her wonderful smile.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lillian Hocott; sisters, Mary DeMaso and Sally Brown; nephew Tom DeMaso.
Surviving are her husband, Ron Parsons; son, Ryan (Sarah Lauderdale); daughter, Carrie (Kirk) Wiltse; grandchildren, Athena Ellsworth-Wiltse, Winter Wiltse, Darren Parsons, Tanner Parsons and numerous nieces, nephews extended family and friends.
Services were held at on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids chapel. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to Maplewood Adult Foster Care in memory of Nancy. To share memories or leave condolences please visit