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Fairview Memorial Gardens
Wednesday December 23rd, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Marilyn Legrande Parris Henry

Marilyn Legrande Parris Henry, age 84 of Sylva NC, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020.   She was born on October 19, 1936 in Jackson County, to the late Glenn and Alma (nee Foster) Parris.

She was a member of East Sylva Baptist Church and a resident at Skyland Care Center. She was Vice President of the Residence Council and a member of the Songbird Singing Group at Skyland.  Marilyn was also a wonderful cook.  Her biscuits and gravy were second to none.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by her children, Deborah (Mike) Ray, Larry (Debbie) Henry, Keith (Donna) Henry; siblings, Bobbie McCall, Jerry (Joanne) Parris; grandsons, Jim (Melanie) Henry, Jason (Tiffany) Henry, Jeremy (Trisha) Ray, Justin (Krystal) Ray, Joshua Henry, Joseph Henry; great-grandchildren, Travis, Jacob, Jaylen, and Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert; her parents; and brother-in-law, Rev. Ray McCall.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Marilyn’s memory to: Baptist Children’s Home of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360 or https://www.bchfamily.org/index.php 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva NC.

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She ALWAYS had a smile is something I will never forget. Sending Condolences and love to the family.

Ellerna Bryson Forney Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

To the Henry family: I have lots of memories of Maw Henry living beside her and Paw and the memories of them with Travis. I loved her and she will always have a special place in my heart. To know that she will be another angel watching over you all and especially Travis. I can only imagine the reunion her and Paw had but also knowing that we will all meet them again one day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and I love each of you. Robin Johnson

Robin Michelle Johnson Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Larry & Family: Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Marilyn was a sweetheart of a lady and was always kind to us. She held a special place in Travis's heart as he has fond memories of her and Robert. They are united once again and although your hearts are broken, there is peace in knowing you will see her again. Hold on to the memories for they will always keep her with you, and may God give you comfort in the days ahead. Gary & Sharon Franks

Gary & Sharon Franks Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

I was sad to hear of your mother's passing. She was my mother's (Stella Bryson's) best friend and always enjoyed their talks on the phone. It was hard to tell my mother about Marilyn's death. They both shared a love of church and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry Bryson and family

Larry Bryson Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie, Larry and Keith As I heard of the passing of your Mother I was sad, but also rejoiced knowing she was at home with her Savior Jesus Christ and the love of her life Robert. I cant express in words what she meant to me. She was an awesome cook, no matter what time I visited her home I never left without eating something. You all will always be family to me. Rest In Peace Ms. Tinky! Love and prayers to all!

Linda Nichlson Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Parris Henry

Linda Nichlson Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie, So sorry for the loss of your Mother, but what a hope we have in Jesus Christ that we will be united with our loved ones again I will be praying for God to draw close to you and your family during this difficult time. Love you!! Sharon Bryson

Sharon Bryson Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Parris Henry

Sharon Bryson Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Keith and family - I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers.

Shelly Busa (Thompson) Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

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