OKOLONA – Elsie Marie Parish, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her residence. Born Dec. 3, 1942, in Hamilton, she was a daughter of Carl and Mary Pennington Crump. She married Wayne Parish in 1972.
A graduate of Hamilton High School, she honorably served her country in the U.S. Army, receiving a degree as a registered nurse. After serving in the Army, she worked in numerous hospitals for nearly 20 years. Her love for her husband and family was only surpassed by her love for the Lord. She was a member of Carnation Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel singings and being with family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Carnation Baptist Church with Bro. Truman Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Coontail Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Wayne Parish; sons, Cecil Smith, Steven Trest (Michelle)of Pontotoc, Rickey Trest (Lillie) of San Antonio, Texas, Donnie Parish (Julie) of Montana and Daniel Parish (Elizabeth) of Quincy; sister, Sandra Poole of Hamilton; brother, Wayne Crump (Brenda) of Lackey; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Guy Autry, Randy Parker, Jimmy Bailey, Mike Dela Rosa, Robert Cullpepper and Carl Wayne Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Sunday School Class and WMU of Carnation Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church and will continue until service time Tuesday.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.