Carlene Cornett Parrish

Published 1:54 pm Friday, January 10, 2020

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Mrs. Carlene Cornett Parrish, 69, of Advance died on Jan. 6, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center due to a second large hemorrhagic stroke nearly five years after her initial stroke in February 2015.

She was born March 17, 1950 in Harlan, Ky. and grew up there. She was saved at a young age due to her belief in Jesus as the one and only Son of the one God, and that He died a substitutionary death for human kind’s sins.

Survivors: her husband of 48 years, Ronald Parrish; and son, Jason Paul Parrish of Virginia; her 98-year-old mother, Magdalene Cornett of Kentucky; 2 sisters, Betty Guyer (Lloyd) of Pennsylvania and Mossie Cima of Kentucky; a brother, Bobby Ray Cornett (Trish) of Kentucky; a sister-in-law, Dawn Swearingin of New Mexico; brother-in-law, Lynn Parrish of North Carolina; and  several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.    

She was preceded in death by: her father, Dillard Cornett; 3 brothers, Ralph, Millard and Howard S. Cornett; and 2 sisters Opal Cornett and Mary Crider.

She and Ronald met in Washington, DC while both were working for the FBI. After marriage, they lived in the Baltimore, Md. area, New Jersey and Oklahoma before moving to Advance. She maintained friendships from everywhere she lived. After marriage she became a full-time homemaker. Her joy in life was creating and maintaining an exceptional home.

A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at Fork Baptist Church, Mocksville, with Pastor Robert Garrett officiating.  Burial followed at Fork Baptist. Church members and friends served as pallbearers. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.