Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom, Marcella C. Sparks… A Military Mom and Spouse from WWII & Korean War…she served too!

by | May 10, 2014


Mom, October 24, 2013

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Marcella & Vernon Sparks c1940

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Judy and I are going to visit my mother, Marcella in a couple of weeks.   Mom is a survivor and still a fighter on this Mothers Day 2014.  She raised her children as a military Mom while Dad was fighting for our freedoms during WWII and the Korean War.  She was a single mother with her first child, son Jerry, born 3 months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 while Dad was serving on the USS West Virginia.  She waited for my father for all of WWII while he was serving aboard the USS Belle Grove (LSD2) in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.  The rest of the Sparks clan came into the world right after the end of WWII and joined the boomer generation.  There were thousands of WWII military mothers who served America during the “Greatest Generation” of  warriors of that time.  We now honor all military Moms on this Mothers Day, May 11, 2014.  Never forget that the families of veterans of all wars served too…especially mothers, including my Mom…

Steve Sparks
Author, My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1 and Reconciliation: A Son’s Story



Mother’s Day 2012

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22, NIV)

We try to get Mom to laugh and usually have no problem doing so these days. We are grateful for she shows peace of mind. She is surrounded by loving caregivers. Our loved ones deserve peace and comfort at this time in their lives. My Mom like so many from WWII are all heroes and served too!

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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