Parker Wilson Sumrell, 16

WILMINGTON — Parker Wilson Sumrell, passed away on September 27, 2021.

He was born on November 16, 2004 to parents Jeff and Missy Sumrell and two minutes before his twin sister Peyton, which he regularly reminded her of!

Parker was a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop #257 and was completing his Eagle Scout project for Wrightsboro United Methodist Church. He loved playing baseball for Supper Optimist Club. Parker loved the thrill of putting together complex Lego sets. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing and camping and spending time outdoors. He most loved vacations with his extended family. Parker was a member of the Laney High School Beta and Stem Clubs while being dual enroll at Cape Fear Community College. Parker was an honorary Ambassador for Methodist Home for Children.

He is survived by his parents Jeff and Missy Sumrell and sister Peyton Sumrell, grandparents Don and Nancy Sumrell, Alice Edwards, and Joe and Anne Edwards. He is also survived by his Aunt Tracy Smith (Kenan), Uncle Dan Edwards, Aunt Jennifer Musselwhite (Benny). He will be missed tremendously by his cousins Lauren and Brooke Smith, Grace and Ella Edwards, Katie and Tyler Sumrell, Allie and Courtni Musselwhite and Marty Faulkner. Surviving relatives also include Great Aunt Sara Allen, Great Aunt Joann Faulkner, Great Aunt and Uncle Pete and Gordon Hester and family, Great Aunt Jessie Sumrell and family.

A Celebration of Parker’s Life will be held at 11am, Saturday, October 2nd at Port City Community Church conducted by Dr. Bruce Stanley and Rev. Dennis Hufham. There will be visitation with the family immediately following the service.

The family would like to especially thank Tracy Smith, Mike and Melissa Edwards, Brian and Holly Dinh, BSA Troop #257, Port City Community Church, Dr. Bruce Stanley and Methodist Home for Children, and the Koresko Family.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Parker’s honor to Methodist Home for Children. Boy Scout Troop # 257 at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church, Supper Optimist Club in Ogden.

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