Forsyth County Commissioners honor Parmon

Forsyth County Commissioners honor Parmon
March 31
00:00 2016
Photo by Todd Luck
County Commissioners Everette Witherspoon and Walter Marshall hold the resolution honoring Earline Parmon.



A copy of the resolution was presented to County Commissioners Everette Witherspoon and Walter Marshall. The original resolution will go to the Parmon family.

Marshall said his friendship with Parmon went back long before they served together as county commissioners. He first met her in the 1970s and started working with her to register voters in 1982.  He said she was a great county commissioner who he worked closely with, supporting things like the Downtown Health Plaza.

“We had an agenda for East Winston,” he said. Marshall said many of the voting rights the state gained and are now being fought over in court, like same day registration, were things Parmon fought for in the General Assembly.

Witherspoon is Parmon’s godson and described her as a modern day freedom fighter.

“She had a passion for fighting poverty, health outcomes, social justice and income inequality, he said. Witherspoon said it was Parmon who encouraged him to run for office in 2010 and credited with helping him win.  He said he was just one of the next generation community leaders she helped groom.

“She was the type of person who mentored other people, she shared her knowledge,” he said.

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