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Anita  Patricia Jones  Parrish

Anita Patricia Jones Parrish
  • August 12, 1934 - February 11, 2018
  • Southlake, Texas

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“Pat and I were friends from elementary school. She was always a dear, sweet, and considerate friend who I truly loved. So many good memories that I...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Cissie Furr - Baton Rouge, LA

“I remember the Christmas Eve of 1960 flying in from San Juan, Puerto RIco when we met the Parrish family. Since that moment, having no aunts and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Wanda Ramirez - Slidell, LA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.Gina and Jim Owens, Kim, Stacy & Lori ”
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“Am so sorry for you and your whole family's loss. Your mom was as wonderful, kind,and generous person that I have known. The times we had at your...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Clyde & Leslie Barre - LA

“We will always remember Pat as a kind and gentle Southern lady, full of wisdom and faith. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you as you...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Morey - Lake Jackson, TX

“I am so sorry for your Mother's passing but so thankful you were able to be by her side. Even though these are times of sadness I know you are at...Read More »
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Anita (Pat) Parrish, age 83, of Southlake, TX, formerly of Hammond, LA, entered the arms of her Lord & Savior on Sunday, February 11, 2018, surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. The youngest of 13 children, Pat was beloved by all and made a positive impact wherever she went.

Pat was born August 12, 1934, in Ponchatoula, LA, the youngest of 13 children. She was a member of the Ponchatoula High basketball team, and in her 20's, worked in management for a defense contractor in New Orleans. She met her husband of 61 years, Ronald, in New Orleans at church, and over the years, they were active members of Arabi, LA Baptist, First Baptist of Deer Park TX, and Woodland Hills Baptist in Hammond, LA. Being a mom and "Grandma" were her greatest joys, and she was known for her hospitality, delicious cooking, kind, gentle spirit and unwavering faith in God.

She is survived by husband Ronald Parrish of Southlake, TX; son & daughter-in-law R. David and Karen Parrish of Southlake, TX; granddaughters, Lauren Parrish of Dallas, TX, Lindy Parrish of San Francisco, CA; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Anita Jones, and her six brothers and six sisters.

Family & friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Sons Funeral Home in Ponchatoula, LA, on Friday, February 16th 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On Saturday, February 17th at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond, LA, there will be visitation from 9:00-11:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am and interment at Ponchatoula Cemetery. The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to The Parkinsons Foundation at

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