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Carol Parrish, 1955-2019


Last updated 9/25/2019 at 11:44am

Carol Parrish

Carol G. Parrish, 63, of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

She was born December 5, 1955, in Marina De Pisa, Italy to the late Charles Abner and Betty Gafford. She was a Registered Nurse for 45 years. 42 years as an ER Nurse and continued her role as a case manager in Case Management for the last 3 years. Carol was an FFA Alumni, honorary member of the Lake Wales Kiwanis Club, professor for Polk State College Clinical Instruction, RN program. She loved flower gardening, hummingbirds, and family time.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Charles Gafford.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Larry Parrish, son James L. "Jim" Parrish II, and wife Theresa of Deltona, FL, 3 grandchildren James L. "Trey" Parrish III, Joshua B. Parrish, and Jillian Rose Parrish.

Visitation will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 until the service at 6 p.m. at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center at 12902 USF Magnolia Dr. Tampa, Florida 33612.


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