Ella Ruth Wilson Parrish
Ella Ruth Wilson Parrish, age 85, of Butner, North Carolina went to reside with the Lord on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at her home.
Ruth was born in Henderson, North Carolina to the late Samuel Edwin Wilson and Lela Hamlin Wilson. There she met her sweetheart of nearly 69 years, her husband Thomas Jackson Parrish of Butner, N.C.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM at South Granville Memorial Gardens by Dr. Charlie Bryan. You may access the graveside service by clicking on the following link:
Graveside Service: https://vimeo.com/498107221
Ruth loved her friends, neighbors, and family immensely and was the happiest when she was surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and fur baby Rusty. An incredibly devoted wife and mother, she also was a clinical hematologist, retiring from Duke Hospital after 35 years of service in the Healthcare Industry. After retirement Ruth enjoyed her trips to the beach, reading the bible and books, playing the piano, long talks with family and friends on the phone and sitting on the back porch swing bird watching with Jack.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Thomas J. Parrish of Butner; daughter Starra Cates and husband Cliff of Mebane; son Thomas E. Parrish of Raleigh; grandson Neil Laney of Mebane; grandson Preston Laney and wife Jessica of Burlington; great grandson Austin Laney of Mebane; great grandson Neil Joshua Reeves Laney of Hillsborough; great grandson Jordan Tyson Laney of Burlington.
Flowers are kindly accepted.
Eakes Funeral Home will be following social distancing guidelines and ask that everyone in attendance wear a mask or appropriate face covering.