Jacquelyn “Jackie” Ross Johnson Parrish, 84, entered eternal rest Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Affectionally known by her children and grandchildren as “Granny”, she was born in Richmond County, North Carolina on December 16, 1937, to the late Bill Johnson and Bessie Lee Chavis Johnson.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, with whom she celebrated 45 years of marriage on April 15, 2022. After tying the knot in Bennettsville, South Carolina, Steve and Jackie relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and in 1982, made South Carolina their final home.
“Granny” will live on within the hearts and minds of her children, Bettie J. Everett, Bobbie J. Frye (Eric), Jerry Everett (Candace), Sandra L. Katos (Nick) and William “Jonathan” Everett; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Parrish and Melissa Bachman; 15 grandchildren, including Zachary A. Everett who lived with her; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; dear friend and hairdresser, Diane Jones; favorite waitress at Lugoff House of Pizza, Trancey Johnson; adopted family member, Makeba Gregg; as well as a host of numerous other friends.
In addition to Steve preceding Jackie in death, are her parents, siblings and son, Robert Malcolm Everett.
A memorial service for Jackie will be held and announced at a later date.
Jackie planned in advance and requested that memorials in memory of her be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org; or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Attn: Processing Center, P.O. Box 947765, Atlanta, Georgia 30394.
Steve and Jackie…together again.
“We will always miss you”… children and grandchildren.
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29209, has been entrusted with the care of Mrs. Jacquelyn Parrish.