Mary Patricia Wortham Parrish

Mary Patricia Wortham Parrish

Mary Patricia Wortham Parrish, 84, of Crossett, passed away on January 4, 2015 at Ashley County Medical Center.

She was a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and University of Arkansas where she earned a degree in marketing.

Mrs. Parrish was very active in Girl Scouts, the Band Booster Club, and the Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for over 25 years, a deacon and an elder. She was a volunteer for the Ashley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary for over 30 years; spending most of her time in the gift shop.

She was born at Waldo on February 21, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Daisy Wortham.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Parrish was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elbert G. Parrish and a brother, Dr. Jim Wortham, M.D.

Survivors include one son, James Gray Parrish of Palatka, Florida; two daughters, Patricia Barnett (Keith) of Hamburg, and Betty Black (Michael) of Fountain Hill; a brother, Dr. Thomas H. Wortham, M.D.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held January 7 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Crossett. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR 71635, Greater Area Food Pantry, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or Ashley County Medical Center, PO Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635.