Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Kathy Ann Parrish Harrison

Kathy Ann Parrish Harrison, 67, of Denton went home to be with the Lord on August 27, 2020. Her funeral will be a graveside service at Mt. View Memorial Gardens, Old Camp Rd in Denton, NC at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 with Pastor Stoney Benfield, Pastor Tony Thomas and Pastor Gerald Ward officiating

Born January 18, 1953 in High Point, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Reece Parrish and Ethel Lee Quick Parrish. She was a member of Prospect Baptist in Albemarle NC where sang in the choir while also supporting her husband with much prayer and devotion. Together their desire was to be faithful to each other and most of all faithful to God.

Mrs. Harrison graduated from Bishop High School 1971 in Bishop, CA before moving to NC and studying cosmetology. In the fall of 1972 she met the honey of her life Jerry. They were married on November 22, 1973. In 1981 they were blessed with their daughter Andrea Dawn. God blessed them with the best son-in-law in the world Todd Culp In 2001 Todd and Andrea were married and in 2005 Lela Claire was born and then in 2009 Sadie Ann was born. They were the light of her life. She loved her family and enjoyed taking them shopping.

Kathy worked in textile for many years after she was married. She later worked for about 20 years at the Bible Book Store in Salisbury, NC. She also taught school at Open Door Academy in Richfield in the 1980’s. She loved kids and was such a giving person of herself and never to be selfish. She was woman that helped change many kids in her different ministries of the churches she attended. Always a smile and kind word with a candy bag for all those who had a sweet tooth. She sang in the choir was a lady of many talents Which of the greatest was to love her family and friends by the giving of herself as mother, wife, and Grammy.

She is survived by her husband Jerry Walter Harrison of the home, daughter Andrea Harrison Culp and husband Todd of Richfield, granddaughters Lela Claire Culp and Sadie Ann Culp, sisters: Patty Ludwig of Phoenix, AZ, Chris Gonos of Phoenix, AZ, Teresa Thomas of Bishop, CA, Karen Marwin of Reno, NV, Sandra Wilkinson, of Phoenix, AZ, Terri Lynn Browning of Henderson, NV, brothers Jerry Schmere Jr of Florida, Reece Parrish of Thomasville, NC, Harold Parrish of Denton, NC, and Terri Sprinkle of Thomasville, NC, two step fathers Jerry Schmere Sr. of Henderson, NV and Russell Marwin of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by a sister Deanie DeHart.

Memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 7020 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227, American Heart Association, 128 S Tryon St #1588, Charlotte, NC 28202, or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28207.


  • Jeff Shue Posted August 29, 2020 5:44 pm

    Praying for family at this time !!

  • Karen Marwin Posted August 29, 2020 5:57 pm

    Kathy was the most giving and gracious sister who watched over all of us siblings in the early years of her grade school high school years. . She was a wonderful and an amazing sister and we will miss her greatly! God bless you all 🙏❤️

  • Juanita Plyler Posted August 29, 2020 7:46 pm

    Kathy you and my Mama went home to be with Jesus on the same day! I’m going to miss you sweet friend, you always had a smile and sense of humor even on the days you didn’t feel well. May God bless your family with peace . Remember those precious memories.

  • Delores Smith Posted August 29, 2020 8:23 pm

    Jerry, Andrea, and family
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife and mother! Ronnie thought so much of your family as do I. I pray for your comfort, peace, and yes, even joy during this time. She was such a special person who will be missed so much I know!

  • Chris Gonos Posted August 29, 2020 10:33 pm

    Kathy My beautiful sister was amazing! She had a big heart and we will miss her very much. Sister Kathy I’m glad your not hurting anymore and your at peace! Tell all of the family in heaven we miss them just like you. God will take good care of you and we will all be there one day together again. Love you so much Kathy huggs and kisses to you!
    Love your sister Chris

  • Lana Sterling Posted August 30, 2020 1:43 am

    Jerry our prayers are with you! Jake and Lana

  • Susan Yates Posted August 30, 2020 11:01 am

    Prayers n thoughts without the family and friends

  • Donna Barringer Posted August 30, 2020 3:32 pm

    Kathy was a very special friend and I loved her she will be missed. I’m praying for the family and friends

  • Wayne & Carol Varner Posted August 31, 2020 2:20 pm

    Jerry & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Kathy passing. God be with you during this hard time Wayne & Carol Varner

  • Marla Bost Posted September 1, 2020 8:36 pm

    Jerry my deepest sympathy for the passing of Kathy. She was indeed a very special Lady and wonderful friend. I will say I’ve been witness to the love you shared. I’ve never known of a husband that loved and cherished his wife as you. She returned it to you in so many ways. There’s no doubt the two of you were meant to be together in all things. I’m so thankful to have met the two of you and blessed to call you my friends. I loved her dearly. May you find peace and solace in God’s promise.

  • Jeanette Serena Posted September 2, 2020 6:05 am

    Love and grace describe my sweet friend and sister in law Kathy, I love you and I will miss you greatly. Thank you for your witness to me and others that exemplified strong faith in Jesus and His word, no matter the circumstances. Thank you. Rejoice and sing in God’s heaven and send us your sweet spirit to comfort us as we will miss your presence until we join you. Jerry my brother, I love you and know that God is walking right beside you and the entire family during this time. Please know my prayers and love are with each of you. God Bless and know God’s promise, “I will never leave the, nor forsake thee. “ Hebrews 13:5 .

  • Kenneth & Wanda Poplin Posted September 2, 2020 12:36 pm

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure , if you were to look down into the sand, there would only be one set of footprints. Prayers for you and your family.

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