ROCKY MOUNT - Kathy Barkley Parrish, age 69, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born in Nash County on June 29, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood Barkley and Nina Bell Williams Barkley. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly "Kim" Sue Parrish Lynch; grandson, Tyler Edward Lynch; and sister, Jacqueline Moore.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Edward "Wayne" Parrish, Sr.; son, Edward "Eddie" Wayne Parrish, Jr. of Pittsburg, PA; and daughter, Cindy Parrish Shearer and husband, Darryl, of Wilson; three grandchildren; brother, Linwood Barkley and wife, Jewel, of Rocky Mount; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Visitation with the family will be follow the service until 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nash UNC Health Care Systems Hospice & Palliative Care, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.