Mary Ellen Parrish

December 13, 1935 - December 8, 2011
Mary Ellen Parrish


Mary Ellen Parrish, 75 of Wilmington passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011.

She was born in Rocky Point, NC on December 13, 1935.Her parents were Samuel D. Webb and Pauline Dusenbury Webb.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was retired from Bell South with 35 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William J. Parrish; five children, Freda A. Parrish, Anita P. Costin (B.C.), Billie P. Zakis, William Eugene Parrish, Hampton W. Parrish (Nancy); eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; sisters, Myrtle Bauguess, Martha Rae Frye, Sheila Bell; brothers, S.D. Webb, Don Webb, Pete Webb and Roland Webb.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm Monday, December 12, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 500 Kenwood Ave., Wilmington,NC 28405 officiated by David D. McDonald, Sr., DMIN. and Dr. Roger Horne.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foudation Serving the Carolinas North Carolina Region
4819 Park Road Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28209-3842.

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  • December 10, 2011
    Mike Kittrell says:
    With deepest sympathy to Mary's family...hang tight Freda...love you all !!!

  • December 10, 2011
    Doris J Smith says:
    Came to Wilmington to work Business Office 1992--Miss Mary was a delight to meet-it was a pleasure to know her. GOD bless the family==so sorry for your loss.

  • December 10, 2011
    Carroll Baxley says:
    May God give you peace & comfort during this time of loss. I was a co-worker of Mary's for many years. She was a beautiful lady with a smile for everyone. She will be missed by many.

  • December 12, 2011
    LuAnn Moore Bartolo says:
    It is a sad day knowing that Mrs. Parrish is now not with us. It is a blessed day in heaven knowing she is there. Mrs. Parrish was the sweetest and happiest person I have ever known. I will miss her but I have been blessed just knowing her.

  • December 12, 2011
    Ruth Horne Bell says:
    Freda, Billie Rae and all - So sorry to hear of your Mom's death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I have so many good memories of your mom and of all of us growing up at church. Wish I could be with you today, but know that I'm thinking of you all. May love to all of you.