Marilyn  Parrish

Marilyn Janice Parrish

Friday, October 23rd, 1936 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Marilyn J. Parrish age 83 of Irving, Texas passed away August 4, 2020. She was born October 23, 1936 to father, Clyde Thomas and mother, Johnnie Mae Thomas in Hollandale, Mississippi. Marilyn married the love of her life John Parrish on October 23, 1957 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Marilyn and her family moved to Irving in 1973, after John retired from the Air Force.
Marilyn served in the United State Air Force from July 1955 to January 7, 1958. She worked off and on while raising her children. After moving to Irving, she worked for the Post Office.

She loved volunteering with her church and when the children were growing up Marilyn volunteered as a Girl Scout leader. Marilyn enjoyed traveling and fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Israel. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband of almost 59 years John Parrish; father, Clyde Thomas; mother, Johnnie Mae Thomas; brother, Charles Thomas; brother, Billy Thomas; sister, Martha Thomas; brother, William (Buddy) Thomas; and brother, Jimmy Thomas. She is survived by daughter, Wanda Hoff; daughter, Cheryl Page and husband Robert Espinosa; son, Gerald Parrish and wife Terri; sister, Mildred (Gigi) McKay; brother, Larry Thomas and wife Janice; sister, Joan Gordon; sister in law, Dorothy Thomas; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends who will all miss and love Marilyn dearly.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 |
    Friday, August 7th, 2020
    Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
    707 N. MacArthur Boulevard
    IRVING, TX 75061
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Oak Grove Memorial Gardens
    1413 E. Irving Blvd.
    IRVING, TX 75060
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Regina Wooten

Posted at 07:01pm
The warmest smile and love for those around her. She was a blessing to all who knew her! Praying for all of those who mourn...rejoicing she is with her Savior!
Love-David and Regina Wooten

Henry and Jennifer Gonzalez, Jan Vozar and John Se

Posted at 05:29pm
We will always remember her warm smile. She loved to laugh. Sunday mornings were a blessing to me and my mom Allene Patrick. Sending with love.
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Luisa Kersey

Posted at 04:21pm
My sympathies to the Family Blessings
Luisa Kersey and Steve Kersey

Adelle Trogdon

Posted at 04:20pm
When I first began working at Oak View in 2008 Marilyn was a frequent visitor at the church office. She eventually become a regular volunteer, helping me with our church newsletter. I always enjoyed our long chats about her family, children, grandchildren and stories about working at the post office. She also brought me flowers and cards for my birthday in May as it was close to her daughter's birthday and easy to remember. I've missed our chats as she hadn't been able to visit the church often in the past couple of years!! She was a special lady and I will remember her fondly!

Here is a lovely photo taken on Mother's Day a few years ago.

-Adelle Trogdon

Cheryl, Robert & Family

Posted at 08:50am
Mama I miss you so much it hurts. You've made it home and that gives me comfort. Give my daddy a big hug. Love you forever and always!
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