Nellie Catherine Parrish was born Aug. 11, 1929 in Blountstown. She passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in St. James.



Sister Nellie was a longtime member, first of the Sharon Church and upon merging, she spent the rest of her life attending the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apalachicola.



She was preceded in death by husband Clarence Parrish, grandson Robert (Benny) Simpson and great-grandson Tyler Kanewske.



Ms. Nellie left behind six children, Delores Berkstresser, of Hustontown, Penn., Wanda Alonzo, of Kansas, Brenda Sams, Cynthia Laughlin and husband Cliff of Apalachicola, Joseph (Smokey) Parrish and wife Angie, of Apalachicola, and Patricia Spell and husband Keith, also from Apalachicola; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.



She is also survived by brothers Donald Burkett and wife Irene, of Howard Creek, Billy Burkett, of California, Eugene Burkett and wife Brenda, of Wewahitchka, and Jimmy Burkett, of Apalachicola; sisters Mae Todd, of Callaway, Floria Lolley and husband Jimmy, of Crystal River, and Gloria Quick and husband A.L., of Eastpoint.



Nellie also leaves behind a large church family, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.



Mom will be missed by all.