Doreece Graham Parrish

January 26, 1935 - May 6, 2015
Doreece Graham Parrish


Doreece Parrish, age 80 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

She was born in Wilmington on January 26, 1935 to Bert Graham, Sr. and Minnie Wright Graham.

Surviving are her children, Michael Paffenroth, Donnie Smith, James Paffenroth, Katrina Copeland, and Gail Shappley, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sister, Velma Bresnahan. Remembered is her son Donald Paffenroth who preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be held 2 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • May 11, 2015
    Lynn Evans says:
    She was a great lady,Love by all who new this sweet Lady.She made a impression on my life that will never be forgotten.my sympathies to her children,and grandchildren,my love,I know it was hard on Mothers Day.

  • May 11, 2015
    Lynn Evans says:
    She was a great lady,Love by all who new this sweet Lady.She made a impression on my life that will never be forgotten.my sympathies to her children,and grandchildren,my love,I know it was hard on Mothers Day.

  • May 08, 2015
    The Smith Family says:
    May God grant you peace and strength during this time of loss of your beloved Mother and may his blessings be showered upon you greatly. Steve, Myrna, Steven, and Shannon The Smith Family

  • May 08, 2015
    Debbie Armitage says:
    So very sorry we can't be with you on this very sad day! We have all been thinking of you these last few days and our love and hugs are with you. Rest in Peace Doreece! At least we can have comfort knowing you are watching your babies pain free and day by day!

  • May 08, 2015
    Cindy Warlick says:
    Sending my love and condolences to all of my family. Aunt Ricki will be missed. I love you all!