Jane Sawyer


Mrs. Jane Parks Sawyer, 91, of Accomac, wife of the late William Donald Sawyer Sr., passed away on March 21, 2023, in Onancock.

Born on August 28, 1931, in Parksley, she was the daughter of the late Russell S. Parks and the late Leone Barnes Parks. Jane was a dedicated member of Zion Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities over the years. Her true pride and joy was her family.

Jane enjoyed working in her yard, and she kept her home spotless. She was often seen painting the front porch or trimming the shrubs in her yard. When gardenias bloomed, you can be sure her home was filled with their amazing fragrance. Having her family over for Sunday dinner was always a joy she looked forward to!

Jane was a teacher’s assistant at Accomack Elementary School and was loved by her students and the teachers she worked with.

With her quick and dry wit, she kept her family in stitches! Her beautiful smile made you feel so special, and she will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends at Commonwealth Senior Living.

Jane is survived by two sons, Russell Parks Sawyer and William Donald Sawyer Jr.; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11 a.m. from the Edgehill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

To sign the guest book online, visit: www.thorntonfuneralhome.net

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