Sandra Carole (Myers) Parrish was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larry Samuel Parrish, her sister, Tommye Jean (Myers) Bailey, her mother, Tommye Jewel (Anthony) Anderson, her father, LeRoy Myers, and her beloved daughter-in-law, Ruth Iles.
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Angela Carole (Iles) Kelley and son-in-law, Randall Kelley, her son, Steven Scott Iles, and her brother-in-law, Richard (Dick) Bailey. Her surviving grand-children are Mitchell Johnson, Michael Johnson, James Johnson, Alanna Kelley, Zachary Iles, Alena Iles, and Ashlyn Iles. Sandra's great-grandchildren include Nathan Johnson, Aidan Johnson, Makayla Johnson, Arayia Iles, and Adalyn Silva.
Sandra was a stay-at-home mom until her children were teenagers. Sandra earned a bachelor's degree in her 40's and became a grade school teacher for special needs students. She was a proud Daughters of the Revolution member and family historian. Her children and grandchildren will remember her best for her love of playing the piano and her beautiful voice, her superior talent at painting and drawing, and her quilting, crocheting, sewing, and clothing making.
Sandra was also a fabulous cook, and she adored chocolate, ice cream, wine, and Coca-Cola. She loved to laugh and she loved to play board games and cards. She was very competitive, and she gave that trait to her children.
Sandra's family wishes to thank the staff at Avenir Memory Care, especially her main caregiver, LaWanda, for giving her the best care in this past year and making her feel loved while the family couldn't visit her during the pandemic.