Bereavement and Homegoing

If you have recently lost a loved one, we want to extend our CARE and celebrate their life with you! Email any details you may have to Dr. Jesse L. Wood here ( Find out more about our Bereavement Ministry Here. Details regarding funeral procedures are here. Please submit information about your departed on the Bereavement Notification Form here. Shortly after this information has been received, it will appear on this page and you will be able to add your notes of love and more.

Mary Parham

Passed 06/25/2023


Obituary For Mary Parham

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please lift Mrs. Sarah Wyatt and Family in your prayers in the passing of her sister, Mrs. Mary Parham.

Final Arrangements for Mrs. Mary Parham:

Monday July 3, 2023

Wake: 11:00 AM

Homegoing Service: 12:00 Noon

This service will be live-streamed.

Shiloh Baptist Church

515 W 4TH Street

Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Ph. 908-754-3353


Friday July 7, 2023

Third Union Baptist Church

452 Walkerton Road

King William, Virginia 23086

Ph. 804-769-3123

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  • 07/05/2023

    Mary was my co-worker at Allstate Insurance Co. for many years. She was a wonderful person and we loved working together. May God bless her. Maureen Merrow

  • 07/01/2023

    I met Mary about one year ago while she was having her chemo treatments at Summit Health. I am a volunteer there, and I always looked forward to seeing Mary. She would tell me about her family, all of whom you could tell she loved with all of her heart. She was so appreciative of everything her daughters and grandchildren did for her! I grew up in Plainfield, so we would talk about the changes the city had gone through over the years. She would comment on my outfit and jewelry, I would tell her I wished I had her lovely fingernails (which she said she wouldn’t cut unless one of them broke!). We would pick out blankets, scarves and hats together from the selections volunteers had made and donated. In order to get her to eat a little, we made sure she had a good supply of her favorite candies – York Peppermint Patties and Almond Joys. It was a true honor to have known Mary, if only for a brief time. Rest in peace, my friend!

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