In Loving

Arlene S. Parent

June 18, 1945 – April 4, 2021

Arlene Shelton Parent (White), 75, passed away on April 4, 2021, after a courageous battle with COVID. She was born on June 18, 1945, to Bennie White and Mabelle White in Hanover, Virginia. She moved to Glen Allen, Virginia where she raised her family. Arlene was a devoted wife to Wayne D. Parent for over 40 years. She was a loving mother to Sonya Patterson (Barry), Jennifer Shelton, Donald Parent (Cissy), and Lisa Parent (Jerry). Arlene was loved by her grandchildren, Meagan Kowalski (Mitchell), Nicholas Patterson, Lexie Parent, Brayden Wood, Landon Parent, Caleb Wood, and Kayley Parent. Arlene had a love for jewelry, shopping, loudly singing church hymns, a good family gathering, a winning lottery ticket or slot machine, and all animals. She especially loved her dog Lily and any stray cat or animal that would come in her yard that she could feed. Arlene was a strong and faithful woman who loved the Lord. Arlene retired from Genworth Financial after over 25 years of service. Arlene was a kind and generous person that will dearly be missed by her family and friends. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, as St Jude’s was near and dear to Arlene’s heart.