Betty Parrish
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Betty Parrish, 56, a lifetime resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014, at her home.

She was born on Jun 20, 1958, a daughter of James and Mary Suggs.

She was of the Church of God faith and attended Kinser Road Church of God. She worked with Waffle House for more than 38 years, where she made many friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three sisters: Linda Higgins, Brenda Middleton and Pat Messer, and four brothers: David M. Suggs, James Albert Suggs Jr., James Melton Suggs and Thomas “Rooster” Collins.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Vanessa Kelley and her husband, Edward; one son, Roy Walden; five grandchildren: Felecia Kelley, Chris Kelley, Cody Kelley, Reed Strickland and Michael McDonald; three great-grandchildren: Ayden Kelley, Corbin Kelley and Abbi Mann; one sister, Francis Hooker and her husband, Charlie; several very special nieces and nephews; numerous other extended family members; and a host of special friends.

A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road N.W., with the Rev. Guinn Green officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday before the service.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Betty Parrish Fund at any FSG Bank.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Betty or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at

The Cody family are honored to assist the Parrish family with these arrangements.