Maria Antonietta “Anni” Parra

June 8, 1966 - December 28, 2018
Maria Antonietta “Anni” Parra

Maria Antonietta Parra, age 52, “Anni” to all who knew and loved her died suddenly on Friday December 28, 2018 of an unexpected illness.

Anni served as the grant administrator at Talbert and Bright Engineering. Anni always knew just the right help to lend. She chose just the right words. She listened and she cared and you could feel it. Some lights are so bright they can never be extinguished. Her megawatt smile was something to behold and it was always given so freely. Oh, and by the way, her hair was really badass, too.

Anni was born in El Paso, Texas to Guillermo M.Parra and Maria Chavez Parra and grew up with with six brothers and sisters Willie, Lori, Ernie, Margie, Peter, Greg and her very special cousin Gina.

Anni is also survived by her spouse Deb Butler, and her beloved pups Paytee Pie and Molly Moo, as well as countless nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday January 3, 2019 at Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may me may be made to the following organizations:

Paws Place at TMC Funding

Good Shepherd Center at TMC Funding

Cat Adoption Team / C.A.T. at TMC Funding

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • September 26, 2022
    Kathleen Sacco says:
    So sad to hear Anni's passing. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • January 02, 2019
    Yvonne Aguilera says:
    Annie will be remembered as the childhood friend that ALWAYS made us laugh. I still picture her beautiful smile, hair and of dimples. You brought back so many nice memories that I had the pleasure of having with you and my family. Rest In Peace.

  • January 01, 2019
    Linda D. says:
    The heavens have a bright new ⭐️with you Anni. I will treasure the memories of knowing you and the privilege of calling you a friend. My heart is breaking for your family and beautiful wife. May you rest in paradise ❤️❤️

  • January 02, 2019
    Michelle De Angelo says:
    The Parra family lost a daughter and there oldest sister Lori Nov 18, 2018. And suddenly, just like that Anni, the youngest daughter and sister was taken home December 28, 2018. Oh what a celebration she is having with her mother, her brother Willie, her sister Lori and there Savior and God Jesus Christ. We rejoice for you Anni, but...we are still very heartbroken and sad because we miss you so, and we didn’t get to say goodbye. I Never Got To Say Goodbye Awake, I'm thinking of you. Asleep, I'm dreaming of you. I'm thinking and crying, I'm sleeping and weeping. The pain that I have lost you cannot be eased. My desire to be with you cannot be pleased. Some people say time will heal the pain. In my heart your memories will FOREVER remain.

  • January 02, 2019
    Tanya I. says:
    To Deborah Butler and all of Anni’s family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I only met Anni once but her smile is forever etched into my memory. She truly lit up the room and had such an amazing, joyful energy. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.