City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Obituary
Winnie Parrish Apperson

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 95.
Died 01/23/2024.

Winnie Parrish Apperson
Winnie Parrish Apperson
1928-2024

Winnie Parrish Apperson, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, Jan 23, 2024, at the age of 95, in Raleigh, NC. She was a much-loved wife, mother grandmother, and great-grandmother. The family is so grateful that she is at peace and is with my
father in heaven. She was born in Covington County, Alabama. After high school she moved to Birmingham to pursue a business degree. She met her future husband, Charles, in Birmingham.

She worked as a secretary before she had children. Besides loving her family, she loved gardening and reading. Her love of books, led her to serve in the library at Springmoor Retirement Community where she and her husband lived at for 24
years.

She was proceeded in death by Charles Hamilton Apperson, her husband of 70 years. She is survived by her children, Bonita, Sharon and Chuck (Charles Hamilton Jr. and wife, Wendy). Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, John Charles (Elizabeth), Eva Michelle (Ben) and great granddaughters Emmaleigh and Emerson. In the last week, she met her newest great granddaughter, Emerson.

The family would like to thank her Springmoor neighbors, the Springmoor staff and nurses, and Transitions Life Care for all they did for my mother during the last two weeks. I am personally so grateful for each and every person. We are also very
grateful for friends who helped my sister and I as we cleaned her apartment.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving in Winnie’s honor to the Springmoor Endowment Fund. A small family service will be held in February.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.


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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.


The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.


Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.


We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.


Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

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Direct Cremation

$1196.75

Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

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Cremation with Visitation

$1917.84

City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

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Immediate Burial

$2497.50

An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

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Traditional Funeral

$5866.98

We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

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Green Burial

$3033.75

This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.

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Aquamation

$2640.59

As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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